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COAT OF ARMS OF THE -CHESHIRE" COLTONS rSEE BURKE'S GENERAL 

ARMORY). FROM WHICH PART OF ENGLAND, QUARTERMASTER 

GEORGE COLTON IS BELIEVED TO HAVE COME. 



1644-1911 

A GENEALOGICAL RECORD OF THE DESCENDANTS OF 

Ouartermaster 
George Colton 




Collected and arranged from all available 
public and private sources by 

GEORGE WOOLWORTH COLTON 

Printed for Private Circulation by 
JOHN MILTON COLTON 

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PREFACE. 



At the time of the death of Mr. George Woolworth Colton (the 
original compiler of this Genealogy), in 1901, there seemed no one who 
had the time to take up the work. 

In 1910, having the opportunity, I obtained from his son, Mr. Gordon 
W. Colton, of New York, the manuscript upon which his father had 
expended twenty-five years of labor ; and took up the task of publishing 
the work. 

In a few cases descendants have furnished me later data, some of 
which came to me in time to be incorporated in the work ; the remain- 
ing data has been printed in the " Addenda ". 

The manuscript was carefully arranged according to approved 
methods of genealogical work, a number given to each name noted, so 
that by referring to the different Indices, the number in the record can 
be found. 

These Indices are four in number, each alphabetically arranged. 

Index " A." Names with numbers of those Colton by birth. 

Index " B." Descendants not Colton by name. 

Index " C." Names of Men who married Colton Women. 

Index " D." Names of Women who married Colton Men. 

The numbers run from No. 1, George Colton, to the last named in 
the record. No. 3272. 

It is important to bear in mind that in the case of the heads of 
Colton families (that is, those men having children), who have large- 
tj'pe numbers, that these larger numbers are repeated in a regular 
sequence to the end of the work. Thus, when you come to No. 200, in 
the regular sequence, it will be found in a little larger type than the 
number preceding or succeeding it : this shows that he is the head of a 
family (with children), and you will find this number 200, in a regular 
sequence of still larger numbers, repeated between small numbers 451 
and 452, and the children of No. 200, recorded there ; and this scheme 
is followed throughout the work. 

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iv PREFACE. 

I wish to disclaim any responsibility for errors of fact, or arrange- 
ment, having published the work, that is, the Genealogy proper and 
Indices, as I found them ; but it seems to have been carefully compiled, 
and I know from my own efforts how hard it must have been to locate 
as many descendants as Mr. George Woolworth Colton did, and to get 
their family data from them. 

Some who have been listless or careless on this subject may criticise 
the book, because their full family record is not included, when the 
compiler would have been only too glad to have had fuller informa- 
tion. 

In 1910, I employed for a short time an expert genealogist in Eng- 
land to look up the Colton wills of A. D. 1580 to 1650, to try and 
locate the family and home of our Ancestor, but without success 
(though a more thorough search in that line may yet make the dis- 
covery). He reported that the family name had been spelled in the 
past Colton, Coleton, Coulton, and Coton, and that these families in 
early times were mostly located in Chester, Stafford, Derby, and Lei- 
cester Counties or Shires in England, all within 30 or 50 miles of 
Suttoncoldfield (near Birmingham in Warwickshire), from which place, 
tradition said, our Ancestor came. It seems more than likely that he 
only resided in Suttoncoldfield for a time, as I personally searched 
the records in the Parish Church at the above place, back into the 
sixteenth century, and could not find a single Colton name. 

The Coat of Arms is that of the Cheshire Coltons, from whom it 
seems most likely that Quartermaster George Colton was descended ; 
it was sent to me by one of his descendants as the Family Arms. 

George Colton was Quartennaster in the Hampshire Regiment, com- 
manded by Major John Pynchon, and served in King Philip's War. 
(See page 475, Bodge's "Soldiers in King Philip's War.") 

The title of Quartermaster was received from the General Court. 

On pages 467 to 476 will be found data of twenty-six New England 
families, from whom, through marriage, many of the Coltons are 
descended. Those who are interested can trace whether they are from 
any of these families, and may be helped by the information given, 
in making further research. 

J. Mn.TON Colton. 

Philadelphi.\, Penna., January 1st, 1912. 



CONTENTS. 



PAGE 

First Generation i 

Second Generation S 

Third Generation I3 

Fourth Generation 3° 

Fifth Generation 64 

Sixth Generation '39 

Seventh Generation 260 

Eighth Generation 38* 

Ninth Generation 44^ 

Addenda to Genealogy 45 1 

Appendix — 

Address (Extracts), Rev. John W. Harding at Longmeadow, 1883 459 

Address (Extracts), Rev. Aaron Colton at Longmeadow, 1883 463 

Address (Extracts), Rev. Samuel Wolcott, D. D., at Longmeadow, 1883. 464 

Address (Extracts), Rev. Charles R. Bliss at Longmeadow, 1883 464 

Burying Ground, Slavery, etc 4^5 

Some New England Family Connections 467 

Indices — 

Index " A." Names with numbers of Coltons by birth 477 

Index " B." Descendants not Colton by name 5*6 

Index " C." Names of Men who married Colton Women 5^3 

Index " D." Names of Women who married Colton Men 577 

List of Illustrations. See next page. 

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ILLUSTRATIONS. 



" Colton " Coat of Arms Frontispiece 

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A Typical Old Parish Church at Suttoncoldfield, County Warwick, England. . i 

Capt. Simon Colton's Homestead — Longmeadow 28 

Sabin Woolworth Colton 257 

Joseph Hutchins Colton -73 

John Milton Colton 38o 

George Woolworth Colton 393 

Street and Lot plan — Longmeadow 459 

The Old Church — Longmeadow 4^1 

Burying Ground — Longmeadow 4"S 

Rev. Peter Bulkeley 4^8 

Rev. Charles Chauncey 47° 

" Chauncey " Pedigree Chart 47^ 

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JTtrst ^^iiFratinn. 



1. GEORGE COLTON, called in the records of the time " Quarter- 
master " George Colton, was born, tradition says, in the town of Sutton 
Coldfield, County of Warwick, England, date unknown. He married 
Deborah Gardner, of Hartford, Conn., about 1644. Her ante- 
cedents are also uncertain. She died 5 September, 1689, in Spring- 
field, Mass. He married, second. Widow Lydia Lamb, 1 March, 1692, 
whose maiden name was Lydia Wright, daughter of Deacon Samuel 
Wright, of Springfield, Mass., who settled there 1638. It is thought 
his paternal ancestor was Nathaniel Wright, merchant, London. She 
had been previously married three times; first, 25 Oct., 1654, to 
Lawrence Bliss, who died in 1666; second, 31 Oct., 1678, to John 
Norton, who died 24 Aug., 1687; and third, 7 Jan., 1688, to John 
Lamb, who died 28 Sept., 1690. The second wife of Capt. Thomas 
Colton (No. 4), Hannah Bliss, was her daughter by her first husband. 
She died 18 Feb., 1699. He died 17 Dec, 1699.* 

The name of the Quartermaster's first wife, Deborah Gardner, is 
given here as it appears in the record of Jabez Colton, to whose pains- 
taking labor we owe so much of our present knowledge of the old 
Longmeadow families, and from whose compilation all the published 
accounts of the Colton families seem to have been copied ; but what his 
authority for the statement was, cannot be traced. We do not find the 
name of Gardner among those of the early colonists, but there was a 

Thomas Goodner who lived in Salem in , and who subsequently 

settled in Hartford, Conn. Some who have given much attention to 
the matter are confident that Gardner is a clerical error, or a mis- 

* All the published accounts of these deaths have these dates transposed, thus 
making the wife to survive her husband. The dates given here are from the 
original official record of deaths in Springfield and are unquestionably correct. — 
G. W. C. 



2 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

reading of Goodner, and that the family name of Quartermaster George 
Colton's wife was Deborah Goodner. This statement is made here 
without endorsement, but it is possible that this may be the fact. 

It would be very gratifying if we could trace Quartermaster George 
Colton, to his home and ancestry in England. Future search or acci- 
dent may bring the desired facts to light, but thus far all attempts 
to find records that would settle the questions of parentage, date and 
place of birth, and of his arrival in this country, have been unsuccessful. 
The records in the parish church in Sutton Coldfield,* which seem to 
be full and complete from 1603 down, have been examined at dif- 
ferent times for facts relating to our ancestor, and again, lately, for 
this work, but without result, and it seems possible, therefore, that he 
may have been born and recorded elsewhere, but, from having spent 
much of his early life in that place, that he spoke of it, as his old 
home in England. 

The first fact wx certainly know of him here is his marriage. Of 
previous history there are traditions, but these are generally vague, 
contradictory, and without proof. The one giving his birthplace as 
Sutton Coldfield, a small place about six miles northward from Birm- 
ingham, England, is the oldest and has apparently the best foundation, 
but to this time repeated searches have failed to reveal his name, or 
that of any other Colton with whom he might be connected. The date 
of his marriage, about 1644, shows, that he probably was born not 
much, if any later, than 1620, and that of his death, 1699, points to 
a year not earlier than 1610; between these dates, therefore, we may 
suppose him to have been born. 

His name does not appear in any of the known lists of departures 
from England, or of arrivals here ; but this is easily accounted for 
by the political and social conditions of the times. The suggestion 
has been made that he probably came in the ship " Lion's Whelp " on 
one of her many trips between the old country and the colonies ; but 
of this no positive proof has been found. The place of landing and 

* The parish of Sutton Coldfield was originally much larger than it is now, 
but the parish church was the only one for the district extending many miles 
about it. In the picture of the old church given here, the tower and south wall 
are parts of the original building, but the roof shown was raised about forty 
years ago. 



FIRST GENERATION. 3 

the date of his arrival here must, therefore, much to our regret, re- 
main for the present unanswered questions. 

Ke reached the Springfield settlement as early as 1644, and located 
in Masacksick, Longmeadow, Springfield. He took the oath of alle- 
gence in 1665, and was made a freeman in 1669-71, and in 1677 was 
a Representative in the General Court of Massachusetts. In 1670 he 
and Capt. John Pynchon, Benjamin Cooley, Lieut. Thomas Cooper, 
Rowland Thomas and Capt. Elizur Hoiyoke were appointed commis- 
sioners to lay out lots, and organize and sell the lands in the new 
Plantation (of Suffield) by the General Court of Massachusetts. On 
the 20th of March, 1672, the General Committee instructed Lieut. 
Cooper, and Quartermaster George Colton, to lay out and establish 
the bounds of Suffield, and Charles Ffeury, Joseph Leonard, Samuel 
Harmon and Joseph Harmon, were appointed to attend them while 
performing that duty. In the year 1722 fifty acres of land were laid 
out in Suffield, to the assigns of said George Colton, then deceased, 
in recognition of public services. Other honorable mention is made of 
him in the old records, from all of which it is apparent that he was 
a prominent, trusted and public-spirited member of the community in 
which he lived. 

While no records mention anything of the Quartermaster's physical 
characteristics, tradition and a knowledge of later generations leads 
to the belief that he was spare and wiry in figure, and possessed of the 
powers of endurance conspicuous in so many of his descendants. 

Children by zcifc Deborah, all b. in Longmeadow. 

2. i. Is.-^AC^ b. 21 Nov., 1646; mar. Mary Cooper, dau. of Thomas Cooper, 

30 June, 1670. He d. 3 Sept., 1700. 

3. ii. Ephraim^ b. 9 April, 1648; mar. Mary Drake, of Windsor, 17 Nov., 

1670. She d. 19 Oct., 1681. He mar., second, Esther Marshfield, 26 
March, 1685. He d. 14 May, 1713. She d. 20 Jan., 1714. 

4. iii. Mary^ b. 22 Sept., 1649 ; mar. Samuel Barnard, of Hadley, Mass., 30 

Oct., 1678. She d. 4 March, 1709. Children recorded in Hadley: I. 
Mary, b. 11 Aug., 1681. 2. Hannah, b. 8 June, 1684. 3. Samuel, b. 
20 March, 1686. 4. John, b. 6 May, 1688. 5. Sarah, b. 17 Aug., 1691. 

5. iv. Thomas, Capt., b. i May, 1651; mar. Sarah Griswold, 11 Sept., 1677. 

She d. 12 Sept., 1690. He mar., second, Hannah Bliss, 17 Dec, 1691. 
He d. 30 Sept., 1728. 

6. v. Sarah, b. 24 Feb., 1653; mar. Samuel Graves, of Hatfield, 30 Oct., 1678. 



4 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

He was b. i Oct., 1655, and d. 8 Feb., 1692. She d. 11 July, 1689 
Children: i. Rebecca, b. i May, 1681. 2. Samuel, b. 22 March, 1685 
3. Joseph, b. . 4. Sarah, b. i Jan., 1688. 

7. vi. Debor^\h^ b. 25 Jan., 1655; mar. Nathaniel Bliss, of Longmeadow, 28 

Dec, 1676. She d. 26 Nov., 1733. He d. 23 Dec, 1736. Having no 
children of their own, they adopted Joshua Field, son of Samuel and 
Sarah Field, of Hatfield, and made him the principal heir of their 
estate. 

8. vii. Hepzibah^ b. 7 Jan., 1657; mar. Capt. Jonathan Wells, of Deerfield, 13 

Dec, 1682. She d. 27 Aug., 1W97. He d. 3 Jan., 1839. Child: 
Jonathan, b. 20 May, 1684 ; mar. Rebecca, dau. of Joseph Barnard, 13 
March, 1718. She d. and he mar., second, Mary, dau. of Daniel Hoyt, 
4 July, 1723. 
g. viii. John, b. 8 April, 1659; mar. Abigail Parsons, dau. of Deacon Benjamin 
Parsons, of Springfield, 19 Feb., 1684. She d. 27 June, 1&89. He mar., 
second, Joanna Wolcott, of Windsor, Conn., 2 Sept., 1690. He d. 3 
Feb., 1727. She d. 10 Jan., 1755. 
10. i.\. Benjamin, b. 26 May, 1661. He d. young. 



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2. ISAAC =^ {George^ and Deborah {Gardner), b. 21 Nov.. 1646; 
mar. Mary Cooper, dau. of Thomas Cooper, 30 June, 1670. She Avas 
b. 15 Oct., 1651. Lived in Longmeadov.- and d. there 3 Sept., 1700. 
Mary, the v^^ife, was captured by Indians 26 March, 1676, as she, 
with others, was going to meeting, was badly wounded and left for 
dead, but she recovered. After her husband's death she married, 
18 Oct., 1701, EdvN-ard Stebbins, of Springfield, as his second wife. 
He d. 31 Oct., 1712, and she returned to Longmeadow, where she 
d. 30 Aug., 1742, at the house of her son George. 

Children all b. in Longmeadow. 

11. i. Mary, b. 30 March, 1671 ; mar. Daniel Graves. 

12. ii. Sarah, b. 11 June, 1673; d. 9 July, 1689. 

13. iii. George (Capt.), b. 16 June, 1677; mar. Mary Hitchcock, dau. of Luke 

and Sarah Hitchcock, of Springfield, 3 Feb., 1704. He d. 6 Aug., 1760. 
She d. 18 Sept., 1744. 

14. iv. Rebecca, b. 20 June, "1681; mar. Joseph Stebbins, 29 Feb., 1700. He was 

son of Joseph Stebbins, of Springfield, b. 7 Oct., 1674, and was 
drowned while crossing the Connecticut River, 29 Sept., 1722. She d. 
20 June, 1770. Children recorded in Springfield: i. Mary, b. 3 Oct., 
1703. 2. Joseph, b. 23 Sept., 1705. 3. Sarah, b. 25 Jan., 1708. 4. 
Eunice, b. 18 June, 1710. 5. x\aron, b. 21 June, 1715. 6. Elizabeth, b. 
20 Oct., 1 71 7. 7. Ichabod, b. 21 March, 1723. 

15. V. Deborah, b. 26 July, 1684; mar. Daniel Morgan, 21 March, 1703. She 

d- • He d. 30 May, 1713. Children recorded in Springfield: 

I. David, b. 18 Jan., 1704. 2. Joseph, b. 19 Aug., 1705. 3. Mary, b. 
22 Sept., 1707. 4. Elizabeth, b. 10 Sept., 1709. 5. Jonathan, b. 6 July, 
1711. 6. Deborah, b. 29 June, 1713. 7. Mercy, b. 29 April, 1716. 

16. vi. Daughter, unnamed, b. and d. i Aug., 1687. 

17. vii. Hannah, b. 8 Aug., 1688; mar. Benjamin Chapin, of Chicopee, Mass., 

9 Nov., 1704. She d. 5 March, 1739. Children: I. Mary, b. 12 May, 
1705. 2. Hannah, b. 3 Oct., 1706. 3. Benjamin, b. 17 July, 1708. 4. 
Isaac, b. 18 Aug., 1710. 5. Abner, b. 16 Oct., 1713. 6. Jacob, b. 18 

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6 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

April, 1716. 7. Bertha, b. 25 June, 1718. 8. Sarah, b. 13 Oct., 1720. 
9. George, b. 13 Dec, 1722. 10. Abigail, b. 26 May, 1724. 11. Mary, 
b. 18 Aug., 1727. 12. Ephraim, b. 29 Oct., 1729. 13. Eunice, b. 28 
Oct., 1732. 

18. viii. Joseph, b. 20 April, 1693 ; mar. Abilena Chapin, dau. of Samuel and 

Hannah Chapin, of Springfield, 5 May, 1715. They settled in West 
Springfield. 

19. ix. Benjamin, b. 18 June, 1695; mar. Elizabeth Pjmchon, dau. of Coin. 

John and Bathshua Pynchon, 16 Feb., 1721. She was b. 27 Dec, 1702 
and d. 26 Sept., 1776. He settled in Springfield, but afterws-ds re- 
moved to Ludlow. He d. 6 May, 1770 in Springfield. 

3, EPHRAIM - {George^ and Deborah {Gardner), b. 9 April, 1648, 
in Longmeadow; mar. 17 Nov. 1670 Mary Drake, dau. of Job Drake 
of Windsor, Conn., and granddaughter of John Drake, who came 
from England before 1636 and settled in Windsor with his family. 
She d. 19 Oct., 1681. He mar. second, Esthe r Marshfield, dau. of 
Samuel and Catharine Marshfield, 26 March, 1685. She was b. 6 
Sept., 1667 and d. 20 Jan., 1714. He d. 14 May. 1713. First settled 
in Longmeadow but about 1696 removed to Enfield, Conn., where he 
d. 1713, eight m.onths before the birth of his last child. 

Children by first wife, Mary, all b. in LongmeaJoiv. 

20. i- Ephuaim (Lieut.), b. 8 Feb., 1672; mar. Mary Noble, of Westfield, 

Mass., pub. 29 Dec, 1699. She was b. 29 June, 1680. He d. 22 Sept., 

1753- 

21. ii. JosiAH, b. 7 Oct., 1674; d. young. 

22. iii. Jou. b. 14 May, 1679; went to sea; nothing is known of his subsequent 

history. 

23. iv. Samuel, b. 17 Jan., 1679; mar. Margaret A. Bliss, 16 Jan., 1707. She d. 

19 Jan., 1736. He mar., second time; d. 13 March. 1744. 

Children by second %i>ife. Esther, Nos. v-ix recorded in Longmeadow, 
x-xii, in Enfield, Conn. 

24. V. JosiAH, b. 30 Dec, 1685 ; mar. i^Iargaret Pease, of Enfield, Conn., 6 

Jan., 1709. 

25. vi. Esther, b. 23 Oct., 1687; mar. John Smith, of South Hadley, Mass., 4 

Dec, 171 1. She d. 1771. Children recorded in Hadley: I. Philip, 
b. 12 Oct., 1712. 2. Ephraim, b. 7 Nov., 1714. 3. John, b. 21 Jan., 
1717. 4. Phineas, b. 12 April, 1719. 5. Silence, b. 2 Feb., 1722. 6. 
Eleazer, b. 27 Jan., 1726. 7. Esther, b. 27. Nov., 1726. 



SECOND GENERATION. ^ 

26. vii. Benjamin (Rev.), b. 1690; grad. at Yale Coll., 1710; mar. 

Ruth Taylor, dau. of Edward Taylor, of Westfield, Conn., 3 Dec, 
1 713. She was b. , 1693, and d. 30 May, 1725. He mar., sec- 
ond, Elizabeth Pitkin, , 1726. He d. in West Hartford, Conn., 

28 Feb., 1759. She d. 11 Oct., 1760. 

27. viii. Sarah, b. 12 Nov., 1692; mar. Ebenezer Bliss, son of Samuel and 

Sarah Bliss, of Longmeadow, 29 Jan., 1719. She d. 14 Jan., 1780. 
He d. 29 Aug., 1784. Children: I. Catharine, b. 24 Jan., 1720; d. 
10 May, 1805; did not marry. 2. Esther, b. 26 June, 1721; mar. 
Daniel Chandler, of Enfield, Conn., 26 July, 1759; d. Jan., 1793. 
3. Ebenezer, b. 25 Nov., 1722; d. Jan., 1723. 4. Ebenezer, b. 7 
April, 1724; d. 20 Oct., 1787. 5. Josiah, b. 17 Aug., 1725; mar. 
Sarah Frost, 9 April, 1780. He settled in Monson, Mass., and d. 
there Feb., 1805. 6. Isaac, b. 28 Jan., 1727; mar. Hannah Hubbard; 
d. Oct., 1809. 7. Sarah, b. 11 March, 1730; d. 27 April, 1733. 8. 
Ruth, b. 16 Jan., 1732; mar. Samuel Warriner, of Wilbrahnm, 6 
Nov., 1753. 9. Samuel, b. 2 April, 1734; mar. Mrs. Abigail (Rum- 
rill) Weld; d. Nov., 1814. This family moved to Vershire, Vt. ; 
she dying on the way. 10. Sarah, b. i March, 1736; mar. John Rum- 
rill, of Enfield, Conn., 18 March, 1762. 
s8, ix. Daniel^ b. 27 July, 1694; mar. Anna Munger, of Guilford, Conn., 18 
Oct., 1727. He d. in Guilford, 6 Sept., 1751. She d. in same place, 
I Oct., 1 75 1, 

29. X. Deborah, b. 22 April, 1697; d. 12 June, 1697. 

30. xi. Isaac, b. 30 July, 1698; mar. Mary Burt, of Longmeadow, I June, 
f t.i 1722. She was dau. of Dea. Nathaniel and Mary Burt and d. 3 

Aug., 1773. He d. 6 March, 1773. 

31. xii. Margaret^ b. 9 May, 1701; mar. Maj. Daniel Burt, 2d, Feb., 1727, and 

settled in Brimfield, where their children were born. He was b. 5 
June, 1703; d. 22 Feb., 1771. Children: i. Margaret, b. 12 Jan., 
1728; mar. Abner Colton (No. 180), 12 Nov., 1751 ; d. 2 Sept. 
1807. 2. Daniel, b. Sept., 1729; d. 22 Sept., 1812. 3. Lucy, b. Jan., 
1737? d- 3 Feb., 1756. 4. Mary, b. Sept., 1738. 

32. xiii. Nathaniel, b. 22 Aug., 1703; mar. Sarah Miles, of Killingly, Conn. 

He settled in Killingly, but after the birth of his last child he 
moved with his family to Cape Breton, where he d. 

33. xiv. Thomas, b. 3 Aug., 1705. He went as a soldier to Deerfield, where he 

was killed by Indians 27 June, 1724. 
3^. XV. Noah, b. 19 Dec, 1707; mar. Mary Scott; moved several times and 
finally d. in Greenwich, Mass. 

35. xvi. Mary, twin with Noah, b. 19 Dec, 1707. 

36. xvii. Mary Ann, b. 11 Aug., 1710; mar. Philip Parsons, of Enfield, Conn., 

4 Dec, 1729; moved to Granville, Mass. Children recorded in En- 
field: I. Abner, b. 6 Sept., 1730. 2. Mary, b. 22 Dec, 1732. 3. Lucy, 



8 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

b. 17 March, 1735. 4. Anna, b. ; d. 16 Nov., 1749. 5. 

Thomas, b. ; d. 19 Nov., 1749. 

37. xviii. Abigail, (Abiel), b. 13 Jan., 1714; d. 9 Maj-, 1714. 

5. CAPTAIN THOMAS " {George ^ and Deborah {Gardner), b. in 
Longmeadow, 1 May, 1651; mar. Sarah Griswold ; dau. of Matthew 
Griswold, of Lyme, Conn., 11 Sept., 1677. She d. 12 Sept., 1690. 
He mar., second, Hannah Bliss, of Springfield, 17 Dec, 1691. She 
was b. 26 May, 1665, and was probably daughter of George Colton's ^ 
second wife, Lydia, by her first husband, Lawrence Bliss. Capt. 
Thomas d. 30 Sept., 1728. His widow d. 6 Nov., 1737. They lived 
and died in Longmeadow. He was a man of prominence in all public 
affairs, both civil and military, and among other records of the time 
is the following: "The town of Springfield voted, 30 Nov., 1693, 
to send Capt. Thomas Colton and Sergt. Luke Hitchcock to the Bay 
to procure a minister to preach the Word of God to the town." The 
Rev. Dr. Williams, in a funeral sermon preached a few days after 
the death of Capt. Thomas Colton, spoke of him as a man of strong 
character, a man of eminent piety, and as having been eminently useful 
in the Indian Avars. He is said to have been much feared by the 
Indians, both for his daring in attack, and from his apparent in- 
vulnerability and supernatural protection from their best-laid plans for 
his death or capture. 

Children by first ivife, Sarah, all b. in Longmeadoic. 

38. i. Sarah, b. 25 Sept., 1698 ; mar. Ensign Samuel Keep, son of John and 

Sarah Keep, of Longmeadow, 27 Feb., 1696. She d. 20 June, 1754. 
He d. 23 Aug., 1755. Children: i. unnamed, b. 17 Feb., 1699. 2. 
John, b. 22 June, 1698; d. 28 July, 1757; mar. Abigail Mun, of Col- 
chester. Children: (a) John, (b) Elizabeth, (c) Jabez. (d) Eliza- 
beth, 2d. (e) Abigail, (f) Sarah, b. 27 Sept., 1733; d. 3 Dec, 1814. 
(g) Eunice. (h) Simeon. (i) Mary. (j) Caleb. (k) Seth. 3. 
Samuel, b. 12 Nov., 1700; mar. Mary Colton (No. 59), 15 Jan., 1736; 
d. 9 Nov., 1761. 4. Sarah, b. 23 Aug., 1703; mar. Dea. Daniel 
Chandler, 4 Jan., 1728; d. 24 Nov., 1767. He d. 21 July, 1785. 
Children: (a) Sarah, d. 6 Aug., 1729. (b) Daniel, b. 20 Jan., 1732; 
d. 22 Jan., 1805. (c) Thomas, b. 16 June, 1735; d. 2 Nov., 1760. (d) 
Joseph, b. 28 April, 1738. (e) Sarah, b. 12 Aug., 1741. (f) Me- 
hittable, b. 14 Dec. 1744; d. 8 Sept., 1759. 5. Jabez, b. 10 March, 



SECOND GENERATION. 9 

1706; mar. Sarah Leonard, by whom he had four children. He mar., 
second, Experience Lawrence, dau. of Maj. Eleazer Lawrence, by 
whom he had nine children. 6. Elizabeth, b. 22 May, 1709; d. 29 
July, 1720. 7 Jemima, b. 17 July, 1711; mar. Isaac Gnswold, of 
Killingworth, 13 Sept., 1731. 8. Josiah, b. 30 Nov., 1713; mar. Lois 
Noble, of Westfield, May., 1737. Children: (a) Loice, b. April, 1738. 
(b) Jemima, b. 1740. (c) Ruth, b. Jan., 1743. (d) Josiah, b. July, 
I74S- (e) Moses, b. 25 Sept., 1747; d. 12 Nov., 1825. (f) Hannah, 
b. 21 Aug., 1750. 9. Abiah, b. 17 Dec, 1715; mar. Jonathan Wright, 
of Windsor, 9 June, 1737. 10. Stephen, b. 26 Oct., 1717; mar. Han- 
nah Colton (No. 104), 12 June, 1754; d. 15 Jan., 1790. 11. Eunice, 
b. II March, 1720; mar. Festus Colton (No. 198), 22 Dec, 1768; d. 
4 Oct., 1807. 12. ALatthew, b. 3 Oct., 1723; mar. Abigail Wolcott, 
I Sept., 1743. She was b. 15 Aug., 1721 ; d. 4 Feb., 1809. He d. 29 

June, 1758. Children: (a) Abigail, . (b) Matthew, b. 24 

March, 1745. (c) Abigail, b. 11 Oct., 1745. (d) Silvanus, b. i Jan., 
1752. (e) Silence, b. 31 Oct., 1755. (f) Silence, 2d, b. 13 Oct., 1757. 

39. ii. Anna, b. 27 Dec, 1680; mar. Samuel Porter, of Hadley, Mass., 13 Oct., 

1798. He was b. 25 May, 1685. Children recorded in Hadley: i. 
Samuel, b. 2 Dec, 1709. 2. Anna, b. 13 May, 1712. 3. Joanna, b. 2 
Jan., 1715. 4. Sarah, b. 9 Feb., 1717. 5. Phebe, b. 19 Jan., 1719. 6. 
Moses, b. 13 Jan., 1721. 7. Miriam, b. 30 Jan., 1723. 

40. iii- Thomas, Ensign, b. 27 March, 1683; mar. Joanna Warriner; dau. of 

Joseph Warriner, of Springfield, 14 April, 1708. He d. 4 Aug., 1760. 
She d. 29 Jan., 1755. 

41. iv. Benjamin, b. 19 Feb., 1684; d. 7 April, 1685. 

42. V. Elizabeth, b. 5 April, 1686; mar. Joseph Kellogg, of Hadley, Mass., 5 

July, 1 710. He d., and she mar., second, Joseph Billings, of Hatfield. 
No children. 

43. vi. Matthew, b. 13 Feb., 1688; d. 6 June, 1690. 

44. vii. An unnamed daughter, b. and d. 11 Sept., 1690. 

Children by second luife, Hannah, b. i?i Longmeadoiu. 

45. viii. Hepsibah, b. 26 Oct., 1692 ; mar. Capt. Samuel Chandler, of Enfield, 

Conn., 22 Dec, 1726. (Intention published 20 Nov., 1726.) She d. 
7 March, 1760. He d. 22 April, 1761. Children: I. Hepsibah, b. 6 

Oct., 1729; mar. Stephen Warriner, of Springfield, , 1754. He 

d. ; she mar., second, Stephen Chandler, of Enfield. Children 

by second marriage: (a) Samuel, b. 8 March, 1762. (b) Abiel, b. 9 
Aug., 1763. (c) Hepsibah, b. 25 May, 1765. (d) Ama, b. 21 Feb., 
1767. (e) Abner, b. 14 March, 1769; d. 31 March, 1828. Hepsibah, 
b. I Feb., 1 771. About the j-ear 1786 Stephen Chandler moved to 
Longmeadow, where he d. 10 Sept., 1804. Hepsibah, the mother, d. 
I Oct., 1803. 2. Lydia, b. 20 April, 1731 ; d. 11 March, 1736. 



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46. ix. William, b. 7 July, 1694; mar. Mary Merrick; dau. of Capt. John and 

Mary Merrick, of Springfield, 24 Jan., 1717. She d. 5 June, 1767. He 
mar., second, Mrs. Mercy Colton (see No. 58), 7 June, 1768. He d. 
4 Dec, 1770. She d. 4 Aug., 1780. 

47. X. Ebenezer, b. 23 July, 1696; mar. Deborah Chandler, dau. of Henry and 

Lydia Chandler, of Enfield, 25 Oct., 1733. He d. 19 Aug., 1765. She 
d. 23 Aug., 1769. 

48. xi. Joseph, b. 27 Aug., 1698; d. 10 Sept., 1698. 

49. xii. Isaac, Capt., b. 10 Oct., 1700; mar. Esther Marshfield, dau. of Jonah 

and Rachel Marshfield, pub. 6 July. 1722. He d. 23 Jan., 1757. She 
was b. 16 May, 1699 and d. 27 April, 1784. 

50. xiii. Hannah, b. 11 July, 1703; mar. Nathaniel Mun, of Springfield. 28 

Dec, 1722. They removed to Munson and settled there. Children 
recorded in Springfield: i. Sarah, b. 7 Jan., 1723. 2. Ilepsibah, b. 
21 July. 1725. 3. Nathaniel, b. 12 July, 1727. 4. Isaiah, b. 16 Sept., 
1730. 5. Ebenezer, b. 25 March, 1733. 6. Hannah, b. 2 March. 1735. 
7. Lydia, b. 25 Feb., 1739. 

51. xiv. Dinah, b. 31 Jan., 1706; d. 5 May, 1706. 

52. XV. Abnek, b. 17 June, 1709; d. 24 Feb., 1710. 

9. JOHN- {George'^ and Deborah {Gardner), b. 8 April. 1659, in 
Longmeadow ; mar. Abigail Parsons, dau. of Deacon Benjamin Parsons, 
of Springfield, 19 Feb., 1684. She was b. 6 Aug., 1666, and d. 27 
June, 1689. He mar., second, Joanna Wolcott, 2 Sept., 1690. She was 
dau. of Simon Wolcott, of Windsor, Conn., and sister to Roger 
Wolcott, Gov. of Connecticut, from 1754 to 1759. He lived in Long- 
meadow and d. there 3 Feb., 1727. She d. 10 Jan., 1755. 

Children by first wife, Abigail, all b. in Longjneadow. 

^3. i. Abigail, b. 4 Jan., 1685 ; mar. Francis Griswold, of Poquamock. Windsor, 
Conn., 8 Dec, 1703. Children: i. Abigail, b. 23 Dec, 1704. 2. Mary, 
b. 23 July, 1707; mar. Zaccheus Griswold, 15 Nov., 1728. 3. Mar- 
garet, b. 20 Oct., 1710. 4. Keziah, b. i Sept., 1714; d. i Dec, 17x4. 
5. Ann, b. 29 July. 1716. 6. Francis, b. 7 Nov., 1719. 

54. ii. M.vrv, b. I May, 1689; d. 16 June, 1690. 

Children ^v second wife. Joanna, b. in Langmeadow. 

55. iii. Sarah, b. 6 Sept., 1692. 

56. iv. Martha, b. 4 June, 1694; mar. Luke Hitchcock, of Springfield, 26 

Jan., 1721. He d. 6 April, 1752. She d. 11 May, 1754. Children 
recorded in Springfield : i. Caleb, b. 5 Jan., 1722. 2. Luke, b. 22 Feb., 
1724. 3. Martha, b. 2? Aug.. 1726. 4. George, b. 12 Nov., 1728. 5. 
Elizabeth, b. 4 May, 1731. 



SECOND GENERATION. 11 

57. V. Joanna, b. 1695; mar. Jonathan Cooley, son of Obediah and 

Rebecca Cooley, pub. 19 Dec, 1713. He was b. 28 June, 1686 and d. 
2 Aug., 1752. She d. 21 May, 1765. Children: i. Dinah, b. 31 May, 
1718; mar. Samuel Ely, 26 Jan., 1744; d. 5 Oct., 1757. 2. Jonathan, 
b. 17 May, 1717; d. 7 Aug., 1741. 3. Roger, b. 21 Sept., 1719; mar. 
Mary Stebbins, 4 Aug., 1748. Children: (a) Mary, b. 16 May, 1749; 
d. 18 Aug., 1758. (b) Jonathan, b. 25 Jan., 1751. (c) Joanna, b. 
20 April, 1753. (d) Persis, b. 10 Nov., 1755; d. 5 Aug., 1758. (e) 
Hulda, b. 24 March, 1758. (f) Roger, b. 3 Sept., 1760. (g) Alex- 
ander, b. 4 Jan., 1763. (h) Festus, b. 4 Oct., 1765. (i) Mary, b. 30 
Aug., 1767. (j) Persis, b. 8 June, 1769. 4. Rebecca, b. 14 Sept., 
1724; mar. Capt. Moses Field, 15 Sept., 1748; d. 24 Feb., 1783. He 
mar., second, Lydia Champion. He d. 7 March, 1815. Children: (a) 
Rebecca, b. 29 Nov., 1748; d. 26 Dec, 1836. (b) Elijah, b. 23 Dec, 
1750: d. 31 Dec, 1767. (c) Oliver, b. 15 Nov., 1752; d. 15 Jan., 1801. 
(d) Moses, b. 9 Feb., 1755; d. 14 Jan., 1831. (e) Diademia, b. 9 
Oct., 1756. (f) Aaron, b. 24 June, 1759; d. 30 Aug., 1760. (g) 
Aaron, b. 24 June, 1761. (h) Alexander, b. 5 Feb., 1764; d. 8 June, 
1S31. (i) Sarah, b. 24 Feb., 1766; d. 12 July, 1777. (j) Naomi, b. 
22 May, 1768; d. 31 July, 1777. 5- George Colton, b. 26 April, 1727; 
mar. Mabel Hancock, 12 Jan., 1749; d. 6 June, 1778, and his widow 
mar. Capt. Joseph Ferry, 29 Nov., 1797. She d. 28 Dec, 1806. Chil- 
dren: (a) Mabel, b. 16 May, 1750; d. 27 Oct., 1781. (b) Abner, b. 
20 Aug., 1751; d. 21 Jan., 1752. (c) Abner, b. 22 Jan., 1753; d. 7 
March, 1776. (d) Dinah, b. 22 March, 1755. (e) Lucy, twin of 
Dinah, b. 22 March, 1755; d. 7 Nov., 1756. (f) George, b. 15 Oct., 
1756. (g) Dinah, b. 26 Aug., 1759; d. 20 July, 1760. (h) Submit, b. 

, 1761; d. 9 May, 1761. (i) Lucy, b. 9 June, 1762. (j) 

Jonathan, b. 10 June, 1764; drowned 10 Feb., 1798. (k) Noah, b. 27 
June, 1766. (1) Eunice, b. 15 Dec, 1769. (m) Ezekiel, b. 28 Nov., 
1772. 6. Jabez, b. 17 July, 1729; mar. Abigail Hancock, 19 Oct., 1752. 
She was dau. of John and Anna (Webb) Hancock, of Springfield, 
b. 12 Jan., 1734. Chiidren: (a) Asahel, b. 5 April, 1753- (b) Reuben, 
b. 24 Sept., 1754. (c) Uriel, b. 25 Aug., 1756. (d) Dinah, b. 29 
Aug., 1758. (e) Bathshua, b. 11 March, 1761. (f) Abigail, b. 4 
Nov., 1762. (g) Reuben, b. 6 Jan., 1765. (h) Bathsheba, b. 23 Jan., 
1767. (i) Heman, b. i Nov., 1768. (j) Beulah. b. 3 April, 1772. (k) 
Asenath, b. 21 June, 1773. (1) Jabez, b. 10 March, 1775. 7- Stephen, 
b. 20 Aug., 1732; mar. Mary Field, pub. 26 Sept., 1753. She d. 3 
April, 1782, and he mar., second, Mrs. Eunice Jennings, of Ludlow, 
25 April, 1785. She d. 5 March, 1823. He d. 7 Jan., 1787. Children: 
(a) Stephen, b. 14 Feb., 1754; d. 18 Aug., 1754. (b) Stephen, b. 27 
March, 1755 ; d. 9 June, 1S30. (c) Abigail, b. 19 April, 1757; d. 9 
April, 1826. (d) Joanna, b. 20 July, 1759- (e) Luther, b. 16 March, 



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1761. (f) Gideon, b. 31 Jan., 1763; d. 21 Nov., 1838. (g) Cahin, 

b. 16 Feb., 1763; d. 19 Feb., 1846. (h) Ithamar, b. ; d. 15 

Feb., 1767. (i) Ithamar, b. 10 Aug., 1768. (j) Mary, b. 18 July, 
1770; d. 24 June, 1814. (k) Hanan, b. iS Tulj-, 1773. 8. Joanna, b. 
10 Nov., 173s; d. 26 Nov., 1735. 9. Ezekiel, b. 31 Maj', 1737; d. 3 
July, 1737. 

58. vi. John, Lieut., b. 9 May, 1697; mar. Mercy Stebbins, dau. of Samuel 

and Abigail Stebbins, of Springfield, 22 Dec, 1726. He d. 5 Jan., 
1766. His widow mar., second, William Colton, 7 June, 1768 (see No. 
46). She d. 4 Aug., 1780. 

59. vii. Mary, b. , 1699; mar. Samuel Keep, son of Ensign Samuel and 

Sarah Keep, of Longmeadow, 15 Jan., 1736 (see No. 38). She d. 15 
Feb., 1737. Child: Mary, b. 6 Nov., 1736; mar. Col. Jonathan Hale, 
13 June, 1765. She d. 22 July, 1816. No children. He d. 9 March, 
1806. 

60. viii. George, b. 27 May, 1702; d. 15 Feb., 1725. 

61. ix. Eunice, b. 22 Feb., 1705; mar. John Ely, son of John and Mercy Ely, of 

West Springfield, 15 Nov., 1733. He d. 22 ^May, 1754. She mar., 
second, Hon. Roger Wolcott, of Windsor, Conn., 19 June, 1759. He 
d., and she mar., third, Capt. Joel White, of Bolton, Conn., 8 April, 
1761. She d. 30 March, 1778. Children: 1. John, b. 6 April, 1735; 

mar. Ely; d. Sept., 1815. 2. Eunice, b. 19 Jan., 1737; d. 

27 Aug., 1738. 3. Justin, b. 10 Aug.. 1739; mar. Ruth White, of 
Bolton; d. 26 June, 1817. 4. Eunice, b. 31 Aug., 1741 ; mar. Hon. 
Roger Newberry, of Windsor, Conn., 29 July, 1762. 5. Heman, b. S 
Jan., 1744; d. 9 May, 1754. 6. Rhoda, b. 12 May, 174^'; n^^r- K.^^. 
George Colton, of Bolton, Conn., 7 Oct., 1766 (see No. 122). 7. 
Amelia, b. 26 Dec, 1750; mar. Dr. Jeremiah West, of Tolland, Conn., 
8 Feb., 1780. 

62. X. Simon, b. and d. 26 Oct., 1707. 

63. xi. Roger, twin of Simon, b. and d. 26 Oct., 1707. 

64. xii. Simon, 'Capt., b. . 1709; mar. Abigail Burt, dau. of Capt. John 

and Abigail Burt, of Springfield. 5 Feb., 1736. She d. 3 May. 1760. 
He mar., second, Rebecca H.ile. dau. of Thomas and Experience Hale, 
of Longmeadow, 15 Jan., 1761. He d. 29 May. 1796. She d. 21 July, 
1803. 



13. GEORGE, CAPTAIN^ {Isaac- and Mary (Cooper), George^), 
b. 16 June, 1677, in Longmeadow; mar. Mary Hitchcock, 3 Feb., 1704. 
She was dau. of Luke and Sarah Hitchcock, of Springfield. He d. 
6 Aug., 1760. She d. 18 Sept., 1774. 

Children all b. in LongmeadoiiD. 

6k. i- Timothy, b. lo Feb., 1706; mar. Mary Ferry, dau. of Charles and Abi- 
gail Ferry, 27 March, 1729; d. 27 May, 1787, in New Grantham, N. H. 

66. ii- George, b. 27 Jan., 1708; mar. Experience Burt, dau. of Dea. Nathaniel 

and Mary Burt, pub. 27 April, 1731. She was b. 21 Oct., 1703; d. 
22 Sept., 1772. He d. 9 March, 1784. 

67. iii. Mary,, b. — Nov., 1710; mar. David Merrick, of Wiibraham, 28 Jan., 

1735- Children: I. Mary, b. 8 Oct., 1735; mar. Reuben Chapin, — 
Jan., 1761. 2. David, b. — Jan., 1739; d. in foreign lands. 3. Thomas, 
b. 16 May, 1741 ; d. Feb., 1742. 4. Lois, b. 12 Oct., 1743; mar. 

Samuel Day, 1776. 5. Jonathan, b. 21 March, 1747; d. — 

March, 18 12. 

68. vi. Sarah, b. 22 Feb., 1713; mar. David Burt, 5 Sept., 1732. She d. 17 Aug., 

1763. He mar., second, Rebecca Alvard, of Wiibraham, Oct., 1774. 
He d. 13 April, 1777. Children: I, Charles, b. 26 Dec, 1732; d. 8 
Aug., 1755. 2. Sarah, b. 12 Nov., 1734; mar. Gideon Colton (see 
No. 84), 21 Feb., 1753; d. 28 March, 1759. Children: (a) Simon, b. 

17 May, 1753. (b) Simeon, b. 21 Jan., 1755. (c) Sarah, b. 26 Feb., 
1757- 3- David, b. S Nov., 1736; mar. Sarah Pasco, 30 Nov., 1759: 
d. II Oct., 1760. Child: (a) Sarah, b. 11 Sept., 1760; d. 3 March, 
1761. He mar,, second, Martha Marshfield, 5 May, 1763. Children: 
Sarah, Charles, Samuel M., Stoddard and David. She d. and he mar., 
third, Esther Skinner, Sept., 1789. Child: Martha. He d. 6 July, 1809. 
4. Jonathan, b. 9 Feb., 1739; mar, Hannah Cooley, 20 Aug., 1761. 
She was dau. of Josiah and Experience Cooley, b. i Oct., 1742; d. 23 
Sept., 1820. Children: (a) Urania, b. i May, 1762. (b) Hannah, b. 

18 March, 1764; d. 24 Dec, 1820. (c) Beulah, b. 14 July, 1766. (d) 
Flora, b. 3 Oct., 1768. (e) Nancy, b. 16 Sept., 1770. (f) Clarissa, 
b. 24 Oct., 1772; d. 18 March, 1789. (g) Rebecca, b. 18 Dec, 1774. 

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(h) Lovice, b. 22 Aug., 1778. (i) Jonathan, b. 26 March, 1781 ; d. 8 
Jan., 1S93. 5. Martha, b. 19 Oct., 1740; mar. Abner Hale, son of 
Thomas and Abigail Hale, 7 May, 1767; d. 16 Dec, 1834. He was b. 
26 April, 1740; d. 30 March, 1S03. Children: (a) Elam, b. 30 July, 
1769. (b) Amy, b. 4 Aug., 1772; d. 2 Nov., 1838. (c) Abner, b. 7 
May, 1776; d. 1777. (d) David, b. 21 Oct., 1780. (e) Martha, 
b. April, 1782. (f) Chauncey, b. 26 Dec, 1785. 6. Enoch, b. 3 Oct., 
1742; mar. Eunice Stebbins, dau. of Jonathan and Margaret (Bliss) 
Stebbins, 28 Nov., 1766. She was b. 25 Nov., 1742; d. 2 May, 1786. 
He d. 29 May, 1809. Children: (a) Walter, b. 30 Oct., 1767. (b) 

Eunice, b. 18 July, 1770. (c) Enoch, b. . 7. Elijah, twin of 

Enoch, b. 3 Oct., 1742; mar. Deborah Colton (see No. 173), 3 Dec, 
1767; d. 5 April, 1820. 8. Mary, b. 27 March, 1745; mar. Henry Col- 
ton (see No. 169), 7 Jan., 1768; d. 17 July, 1783. 9. Elizabeth, b. 
19 Dec, 1747; d. 3 Sept., 1827. 10. Oliver, b. 9 April, 1750; mar. 
Jerush Cooley, dau. Aaron and Ruth Cooley, I Sept., 1786. Children: 
(a) Justin, b. 20 Aug., 1787. (b) Ralph, (c) James. 11. Frederick, 
b. 4 June, 1752; mar., first, Mary Jones, 20 June, 1786; mar., second, 
Mehitable Lancton ; mar., third, Mrs. Sabra Bush, of Springfield, 20 
Nov., 1794. He d. 21 Feb., 1813. 12. Loice, b. 9 Aug., 1755; d. 26 
June, 1776. 

69. V. Rebecca, b. 26 Oct., 1715 ; mar. Ebenezer Bliss of Lebanon, Conn., 4 

May, 1737- Children recorded in Lebanon: i. Joseph, b. 27 Feb., 
1738. 2. Ebenezer, b. 6 June, 1739. 3. Jonathan, b. 7 Maj', 1741 ; d. 
25 Jan., 1744. 4. Rebecca, b. 17 Feb., 1743. 5. Jonathan, b. 10 Feb., 
1750. 6. Lucy, b. 6 Oct., 1752. 7. Irena, b. 17 Feb., 1755. 8. Daniel, 
b. 6 July, 1759. 

70. vi. Elizabeth, b. 5 April, 1718; mar. Ezekiel Lomis, of Lebanon, Conn., 

I March, 1743. Children i, 2, j and 4 recorded in Lebanon. I. 
Ezekiel, b. 6 Feb., 1745. 2. Abner, b. 11 Feb., 1748. 3. Asa, b. 9 

April, 1750. 4. Jonathan, b. 19 Jul}-, 1752. 5. Solomon, b. ; 

mar. Lucy Colton (see No. 440), 22 Feb., 1784. 
jl. vii. Isaac, Cornet, b. 9 Aug., 1720; mar. Elizabeth Cooley, dau. Daniel 
and Jemima (Clark) Cooley, pub. 5 Sept., 1741. She was b. 28 July, 
1714; d. 30 July, 1742. He mar., second, Mercy Colton (see No. 189), 
19 Nov., 1745. She d. 4 Oct., 1760. He mar., third, Elizabeth Sears, 

of Middletown, Conn., . 1762. He d. in Longmeadow, 20 Aug., 

1800. 

72. viii. MiKiAM, b. 28 Feb., 1723; mar. Nathan Hoar, of Monson, Mass., 21 May, 

1751- 

73. ix. Jonathan, Rev., b. 11 March, 1726. He graduated at Yale Coll. in 

1745; went to London where he received Episcopal ordination over a 
church in Hebron, Conn. On his way home he died at sea of small- 
pox, 7 May, 1752. 



THIRD GENERATION. 15 

18. JOSEPH^ {Isaac'- aiui Mary {Cooper), George'^), b. in Long- 
meadow, 20 April, 1693; mar. Abilena Chapin, dau. of Samuel and 
Hannah Chapin, of Springfield, 5 May, 1715. She was b. 27 April, 
1694. Settled in West Springfield. , 

Children recorded in Springfield. 

74. i. Mary, b. 3 June, 1716; d. 18 Sept., 1736. 

75. ii. Hannah, b. 13 Oct., 1720. 

76. iii. Joseph, b. 18 Sept., 1723; d. 14 June, 1741. 

nj, iv. Gideon, b. 8 May, 1727; mar. Deidamia Purchase, dau. of Jonathan and 
Mary Purchase, of Springfield, Mass., pub., 10 Sept., 1763. He d. 

, 1783. 

78. V. Abigail, b. 29 Oct., 1729; d. 29 Jan., 1748. 

79. vi. Dinah, b. 12 June, 1732; mar. Seth Miller, 16 Nov., 1749. Child re- 

corded in Springfield: Mary, b. I April, 1750. 

80. vii. Mary, B. ii Jan., 1738. 

19. BENJAMIN =^ {Isaac- and Mary {Cooper), George^), b. 18 
June, 1695, in Longmeadow ; mar. Elizabeth Pynchon, dau. of Col. 
John and Bathshua (Taylor) Pynchon, of Springfield, 16 Feb., 1721. 
She was b. 27 Dec, 1702, and d. 26 Sept., 1776. Settled at first in 
Springfield but afterwards went to Ludlow. He d. 6 May, 1770, in 
Springfield. 

Children all recorded in Springfield. 

81. i. Benjamin, b. i Feb., 1722; mar. Abiah Cooley, dau, of John and Mercy 

(Gunn) Cooley, 24 March, 1742, in Springfield. She was b. 11 March, 
1 72 1, in Springfield, and d. 30 April, 1778. He mar., second, Mrs. 
Rose Bond, 15 Aug., 1778, and d. 20 June, 1808. 

82. ii- Charles, Captain, b. 8 March, 1724; mar. Mercy Sykes, 21 Oct., 1748. 

She was b. 31 Oct., 1728, and d. 7 Sept., 1823. He d. 9 March, 1809. 

83. iii. Moses, b. 9 Feb., 1726; mar. Lucy Peirce, 11 Aug., 1749; d. 23 Sept., 

1771. 

84. iv. Gideon, b. 11 Feb., 1728; mar. Sarah Burt, dau. of David and Sarah 

(Colton) Burt, 21 Feb., 1753 (see No. 68). She was b. 12 Nov., 1734 
and d. 28 March, 1757. He mar., second, Joanna Colton (see No. 
192), 18 June, 1761. She was b. 4 Oct., 1739; d. 10 Sept., 1788. He 
d. 16 June, 1823. 

85. V. Elizabeth, b. 18 April, 1730; mar. Gideon Merrick, of Brimfield, Mass., 

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86. vi. Bathshua, b. 6 Sept., 1732; mar. Abner Towsley, of Brimfield, Mass., 

22 Feb., 1749. Children all b. in Brimfield: i. Bathshua, b. 26 Feb., 
1750. 2. Adam, b. 8 April, 1752. 3. Gad, b. 20 Sept., 1754. 4, 
Forbush, b. 9 Dec, 1760; d. 20 Feb., 1764. 5. Persis, b. 30 Aug., 
1765; mar. Thomas Hinkley, 18 Jan., 1790. 6. Abner, Jr., b. 19 Feb., 
1768. 7. Elizabeth, b. 21 Dec, 1769; d. — Aug., 1776. 

87. vii. Isaac, b. 22 Aug., 1734; d. 3 March, 1812. Did not marry. 

88. viii. William, b. 6 Nov., 1736; mar. Dorothy Ashley, 13 Aug., 1761. He 

d. 24 July, 1813. She d. 31 July, 1821. 
8g. xi. Margaret, b. 24 Oct., 1738; mar. Benjamin Chapin, 4 March, 1760. 

90. X. Hannah, b. 27 Oct., 1740; mar. Jesse Warner, 3 Dec, 1761. Children: 

I. Jessie, b. 11 Sept., 1762; d. 18 Sept., 1762. 2. Jerusha, b. 15 Jan., 
1764. 3. Jessie, b. 15 Sept., 1765. 4. Daniel, b. 14 July, 1767; d. 
20 Feb., 1807. 5. Clarissa, b. 5 Jan., 1769. 6. Ichabod, b. 22 Aug., 
1771. 7. David, b. 26 Nov., 1773; d. 6 Jan., 1775. 8. David, b. 22 
Aug., 1775. 9. Noah, b. 29 June, 1777; d. 8 Oct., 1778. 10. Clarissa, 
b. 10 Jan., 1780. II. Noah, b. 8 Aug., 1783. 

91. xi. Mary, b. 26 Jan., 1742; mar. Joseph Jones, of Wilbraham, Mass., 4 

Sept., 1766. Children: i. Mary, b. 22 Dec, 1766, in Wilbraham. 2. 
Peletiah, b. 13 Nov., 1768, in Wilbraham. 3. Elias C, b. 18 Feb., 1774, 
in Ludlow, Mass. 4. Benjamin Morgan, b. 2 Jan., 1787, in Wil- 
braham. 
^2. xii. Aaron, b. 21 March, 1744; mar. Joanna Cadwell, 21 Jan., 1773. She d. 
19 Sept., 1805. He mar., second, Tryphena Chapin, 17 May, 1808. He 
d. in Springfield, 25 July, 1821. She d. 6 April, 1827. 

93. xiii. Rhoda, b. 9 June, 1748; mar. David Bliss, son of Nathaniel and 

Priscilla Bliss, of Wilbraham, Mass., 6 Jan., 1776. He d. 5 Oct., 
1828. Children b. in Wilbraham: I. David, b. 25 Jan., 1777. 2. Ed- 
ward, b. 28 Jan., 1779. 3. Elizabeth, b. 17 Feb., 1781. 4. Pynchon, 
b. 15 Sept., 1785. 5. Solomon, b. 17 March, 1788. 6. Reuben, b. 8 
April, 1795. 

94. xiv. EowARn, b. 10 April, 1750; mar. Sarah Gleason, 25 June, 1786. 

95. XV. Reuben, b. i Jan., 1752; d. 26 Sept., 1757. 

20. EPHRAIM, LIEUTENANT 3 {Ephraim^ and Mary {Drake), 
George'^), b. 8 Feb., 1672, in Longnieadow, mar. Mary Noble, in 
Westfield, Mass., 1 Feb., 1699. She was dau. Thomas and Harriet 
(Warriner) Noble, b. 29 June, 1680, in Westfield, Mass. He d. 
22 Sept., 1753. 

Children. 

96. i. Marv, b. 25 Dec, 1700; d. 16 Oct., 1776; did not marry. 



THIRD GENERATION. 17 

07. ii. Ephraim, b. 9 May, 1705; mar. Sarah Burt, 16 Nov., 1732. She d. 
14 July, 1739. He mar., second, Mrs. Elizabeth (Hitchcock) Mig- 
hills, 6 July, 1742. He d. 30 Sept., 1750. 

98. iii. Deborah, b. 25 Feb., 1708; mar. Deacon Joseph Hoar, of Brimfield, 

Mass., 10 May, 1736. He was b. 5 Dec, 1707 and d. 7 Nov., 1797. 
She d. 8 Jan., 1800. Children h. in Brimfield: I. Lucy, b. 4 June, 
1737; mar. John Sherman, Jr., 23 Nov., 1758. 2. Deborah, b. 28 
Jan., 1739; d. 4 Feb., 1739. 3. Joseph, b. 22 June, 1740. 4. Esther, 
b. 20 April, 1742; mar. Simeon Keep, 21 July, 1768. 5. Deborah, b. 
19 Sept., 1744; mar. James Stebbins, 10 Jan., 1765. 6. Samuel, b. 
24 July, 1746; mar. Dorothy Hitchcock, 2 July, 1773. 

99. iv. JerushAj b. 22 Feb., 1711; mar. David Burt, son of Jonathan and 

Lydia Burt, 28 Feb., 1732. She d. 14 Nov., 1740. He mar., second, 
Sarah Ely, dau. of Samuel and Sarah Ely. She was b. 30 Aug., 
1705 and d. 5 June, 1789. He d. 29 June, 1786. Children: I. 
David, Capt, b. i June, 1733; mar. Mary Colton, dau. Capt. Simon 
and Abigail Colton, i March, 1758 (see No. 195). She d. 29 July, 

1800. He mar., second, Mrs. Eunice Hall, , 1802. He d. 14 

Nov., 1822. 2. Solomon, b. 4 March, 1740; d. 6 Jan., 1741. 
100. V. Twin sons, unnamed, b. 7 Nov., 1712; one d. 7 Nov., the other 13 Nov., 

1712. 
loi. vi. Damaris, b. 18 Aug., 1714; d. 2 Aug., 1777; did not marry. 
102. vii. Job, b. 20 July, 171 7; d. in youth. 
103. viii. Samuel, b. 11 Dec, 1718; mar. Mary Hoar, of Brimfield, Mass., 19 
Feb., 1751 (pub. 15 Sept., 1750). 
104. ix. Hannah, b. 21 Feb., 1724; mar. Stephen Keep (see No. 38), son of 
Ensign Samuel and Sarah Keep, of Longmeadow, 12 June, 1754; d. 
20 Oct., 1805. He d. 15 Jan., 1790. Children: i. Silence, b. 10 
March, 1755; d. 14 March, 1755. 2. Heman, b. 27 Feb., 1756; d. 20 
Sept., 1756. 3. Marah, b. 15 Sept., 1757; d. 19 Sept., 1757. 4- 
Hannah, b. 14 Sept., 1758; mar. Sylvanus Walker, of Palmer, Mass., 
15 Nov., 1796. 5. Marah, b. 11 Aug., 1761; mar. Moses Keep, I 
May, 1800, as his second wife. Children by this marriage: (a) 
Salome, b. 25 March, 1801 ; d. 25 March, 1862. (b) Flavia, b. 17 
Dec, 1803; d. 26 Nov., 1804. (c) Mary, b. 8 Jan., 1808; d. 14 Oct., 
1808. 6. Stephen, b. 21 Jan., 1765; mar. Martha Colton (see No. 
444), 27 Nov., 1791; d. 18 Oct., 1840. She d. 29 Tune, 1819. 

33. SAMUEL 3 {Ephnmn^ and Mary {Drake), George'^), b. 19 
Jan., 1679, in Longmeadow, mar. Margaret A. Bliss, dau. of Samuel 
and Mary Bliss, of Springfield, first parish, 16 Jan., 1707. She was 
b. 11 Sept., 1684, and d. 19 Jan., 1736. He mar. a second time; d. 
13 March, 1744, in New Castle, N. H., to which place he had removed 
2 



18 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

with his family. His name appears in the distribution of proprietor- 
ships of lots 4 May, 1737, awarded to the survivors and heirs of the 
soldiers who, under Capt. Turner, surprised a body of Indians at 
Turner's Falls and killed three hundred of them. The land was 
above Deerfield, part of it over the line in New Hampshire. 

Children both b. in Longmeadow. 

105. i. Margaret, b. 19 April, 1724; mar. Capt. Joseph Frost. 29 Oct., 1744. 
Settled in New Castle, N. H. 

106. ii- Samuel, b. 7 Sept., 1727; mar. Fla\-ia Colton (see Xo. 197), 26 Dec, 

1759. She d. 6 April, 1763. He mar., second, Lucy Colton (see No. 
193), 16 Oct., 1765. He d. 5 Nov., 1784. She d. 7 Dec, 1799. 

34. JOSIAH^' {Ephraim^ and Esther (MarshfieU), George^), b. 
30 Dec, 1685, in Longmeadow; mar. Margaret Pease, dau. of Robert 
Pease of Enfield, 6 Jan., 1709. He settled in Enfield. 

Children all b. in Enfield, Conn. 

107. i- JosiAH, b. 7 Oct., 1709; mar. Ruth Allen, 13 Jan., 1743. Settled at 

first in Enfield, but subsequently removed to Plainfield, N. H., 
where he d. — Nov., 1798. 

108. ii. Job, b. 3 Nov., 1711; d. 11 March, 1719. 

109. iii. Esther, b. 31 March, 1714; mar. Obadiah Hulbard, 4 Jan., 1745. 

Children recorded in Enfield: I. Esther, b. 8 Aug., 1745. 2. Ebe- 
nezer, b. 16 Sept., 1747. 3. Job, b. 22 May, 1750. 4. Eliphalet, b. 
31 Aug., 1752. 5. Mehitabel, b. 22 June, 1755. 6. Asa, b. 5 Nov., 

1757- 
no. iv. Marg.\ret, b. , 1716; mar. David Phelps, of Enfield, Conn., 29 

March, 1737; intention of marriage published 27 Feb., 1737; d- 16 

Feb., 181 1. 
III. V. Abiel, b. 27 Jan., 1718; m ar. Col. John Bliss, of VVilbraham, Mass., 

son of John and Lydia Bliss, 8 Nov., 1748. She d. 30 Sept., 1803. 

He mar., second, Mrs. Sarah Morris. He was a soldier in the 

French war and Lieut.-Col. in the Revolutionary war. He was b. 

I Feb., 1727 and d. 1809. Children: 1. Oliver, b. 15 Sept., 175°; 

d. 13 Jan., 1757. 2. Lydia, b. 10 March, 1752; d. 29 March, 1755. 

3. Lydia, b. 19 Jan., 1756; mar. Rev. Moses Warren, of Wilbraham. 

4. Abiel, b. i June, 1758; mar. Josiah Cooley, son of Josiah and 
Experience (Hale) Cooley, 13 March, 1777; d. 8 July, 1830. He 
was b. 30 Nov., 1749 and d. 13 Feb., 1824. Children: (a) Rebecca, 
b. 7 Jan., 1778; mar. Hezekiah Robinson, 22 June, 1800. (b) John 



THIRD GENERATION. 19 

Bliss, b. 17 April, 1781; d. 7 Sept., 1786. (c) Sylva, b. 14 March, 
1785; mar. Ambrose Collins, 22 Jan., 1806. (d) Lydia, b. 2 Aug., 
1787; d. 31 July, 1823. (e) Lucy, b. 12 Dec, 1789; mar. Luther 
Colton, 17 Dec, 1809 (see No. 477). (f) John Bliss, b. 3 Nov., 
1793; d. 4 Nov., 1858, in Wilbraham. (g) Eliza, b. 2 June, 1799; 
mar. Aaron Kimball, April, 1829; d. 3 Oct., 185 1. (h) Harriet, b. 
19 Dec, 1802; mar. Olcott Bliss, 21 May, 1828. 5. Lucy, b. 4 March, 
1761; d. 31 March, 1761. 6. Lucy, b. 24 April, 1762; mar. Edward 
Morris, d. 15 April, 1836. 

112. vi. AxNiE^ b. 26 July, 1720; mar. John Parsons, of Enfield, 25 Sept., 1740. 

He d. and she mar., second, Israel Jones, 19 Nov., 1793. 

Children recorded in Enfield: I. Annie, b. 23 Feb., 1742. 2, John, 
b. 4 April, 1744. 3. Ebenezer, b. 23 June, 1746. 4. Margaret, b. 
3 Feb., 1750. 5. Mary, b. 16 Nov., 1752. 6. Lucina, b. 6 April, 
1755- 7- Jabez, b. 13 March, 1759; d. 14 March, 1759. 8. Oliver, 
b. 20 Sept., 1760. 

113. vii. Hannah, b. ; mar. Joseph Gleason, of Enfield, 17 Jan., 1745; 

d. 3 Nov., 1809. Children recorded in Enfield: I. Hannah, b. 14 
Dec, 1745. 2. Joseph, b. 11 March, 1748. 3. Elijah, b. 30 July, 
1750. 4. Joseph, b. 16 Nov., 1752. 5. Alice, b. 7 June, 1762. 

26, BENJAMIN, REV.^ {Ephraim^- and Esther (Marshfield), 

George'^), b. in Longmeadow, — , 1690; graduated at Yale 

College, 1710; mar. Ruth Taylor, dau. of Edward Taylor, of West- 
field, Mass., 3 Dec, 1713. She was b. , 1693, and d. 30 May, 

1725. He mar. second, Elizabeth Pitkin, of East Hartford, sister of 

Gov. William Pitkin, , 1726. He d. in West Hartford, Conn., 

1 March, 1752. She d. 11 Oct., 1760. Rev. Benjamin Colton was 
installed the first pastor of the Congregational church in West Hartford, 
24 Feb., 1713, and his active ministry to that society continued about 
forty-five years. 

Children by first zcife, Ruth, all b. in West Hartford, Conn. 

114. i- Eli, Rev., b. 5 Aug., 1716; mar. Mrs. Eunice Smith, of Simsbury, 
Conn., 4 May, 1741. He d. 8 June, 1756. 
115. ii. Ruth, b. 5 Nov., 1718 (baptized 9 Nov., 1718) ; mar. Timothy Skinner, 

— Maj', 1738; d. 31 Jan., 1754. Children: i. Ruth, mar. , 

Rev. Nathaniel Hooker, of West Hartford. He d. and she mar., 
second, Fisher Gay, of Farmington, Conn. He d. and she mar., 
third, Thomas Goodman, of West Hartford. She d. 21 Sept., 1820. 
2. Anne, b. ; mar. John \Miitman. of West Hartford ; d. 14 



20 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

Sept., 1806. 3. Mabel, b. April, 1739; d. 13 July, 1743. 4. Timothy, 

b. — Dec, 1744; d. 27 Aug., 1750. 5. Abigail, b. , 1747; d. 

Sept., 1750. 6. James, b. — March, 1749; d. 5 Sept., 1750. 7. Abi- 
gail, b. ; mar. Col. Timothy Seymour. 

Ii6. iii. Theodosia, b. 13 July, 1721; mar. Rev. Adonijah Bidwell. She d. 
8 June, 1759. No children. 
117. iv. Benjamin, Captain, b. 4 June, 1724 (baptized 7 June, 1724) ; mar. 
Anne Whiting, 27 Oct., 1746. He d. 31 Dec, 1778. 

Children by second loifc, Elizabeth, ail b. in West Hartford, Coim. 

118. V. LuciNA, b. 8 March, 1727; d. in West Hartford, 9 Dec, 181 7; did not 

marry. 

119. vi. Elizabeth, b. 28 Nov., 1728; mar. Josiah Steele, of West Hartford, 

2 Dec, 1753. She d. in Vermont, 18 July, 1812. Children: i. Eliza- 
beth, b. 9 Oct., 1754; mar. Prentiss Hasmer. She d. 21 May, 1832. 
2. Amanda, b. 27 July, 1756; mar. Moses Steele. 3. Eliphaz, b. 4 
March, 1758; mar. Mary Mulligan, d. 7 Oct., 1839. 4. Josiah, b. 24 
Aug., 1760; mar. Phoebe Smith; d. 22 Oct., 1836. 5. Marshtield, 
b. 12 Oct., 1762; d. 24 June, 1770. 6. Rachel, b. 12 Aug., 1764; 
mar. Jonathan Barnes; d. 24 July, 1847. 7. Catharine, b. 2 Oct., 
1776; mar. Jacob Kellogg; d. 6 May, 1835. 8. George, b. 18 Dec, 
1768. 9. Marshfield, Rev., b. 10 Aug., 1771 ; grad. at Yale Coll., 
1790; ordained pastor of Congregational Church in Machias, Maine, 

3 Sept., 1800; mar. Rachel Strong. He d. in Machias, 25 Jan., 1831. 
120. vii. Abijah, Deacon, b. , 1731 (baptized 4 April, 1731) ; mar. Mary 

Gaylor, of West Hartford, Conn., 24 April, 1774; d. 8 Aug., 1815 

121. \-iii. Esther, b. , 1733 (baptized 15 July, 1733) ; mar. David Ailing, 

of Great Barrington, Mass., 15 July, 1762. He d. , 1763. 

Child: I. John, b. , 1763; mar. Ursula McCurdy. She mar., 

second, Daniel Ailing, brother of her first husband, , 1765. 

Children: 2. William, d. young. 3. Ann W'illard, b. 1767; mar. 
Judge Elizur Goodrich, of New Haven, Conn., i Sept., 1785; d. 

17 Nov., 1818. Daniel Ailing d. , 1767. His widow mar., 

third, David Austin and removed from Great Bt-rrington to New 
Haven. 

122. ix. George, Rev., b. — July, 1736 (baptized 11 July, 1736) ; mar. Rhoda 

Ely, 7 Oct., 1766. She d. 5 March, 1786. He mar., second, Mrs. 
Martha (Alvord) Strong, of Hartford, Conn., 11 Dec, 1788; d. 12 
June, 1812. 

28. DANIEL 3 [Ephraim^ and Esther {Marshfield), George^), b. 
27 July, 1694, in Longmeadow, mar. Anna Munger, dau. of Samuel 
and Sarah Hand Munger, of Guilford, Conn., 18 Oct., 1727. She \Yas 



THIRD GENERATION. 21 

b. 1 Feb., 1703, and d. 17 Oct., 1751. He d. 6 Sept., 1751, both in 
Guilford, of an epidemic prevailing in that neighborhood that year. 

Children recorded in Guilford. 

123. i. Anna, b. 16 Sept., 1728; d. young. 

124. ii- Zenas, b. 23 June, 1731. 

125. iii. Hepzibah, b. 9 Aug., 1736; d. 4 Nov., 1736. 

126. iv. Anna, b. 5 Feb., 1739; d. 15 Dec, 1746. 

127. V. Rebecca, b. 23 Jan., 1743. 

Note. — Besides the above facts there is no mention of this family in the Guil- 
ford or other town records, and only a trace has been found elsewhere of Zenas. 

30. ISAAC =* {Ephraim^ and Esther {Marshfield), George^), b. in 
Enfield, Conn., 30 July, 1698; mar. Mary Burt, dau. of Deacon 
Nathaniel and Mary Burt, of Longmeadow, 1 June, 1722. He settled 
in Longmeadow, where all his children were born, afterwards, about 
1750, he removed with all his family to Wilbraham. He d. 6 March, 
1773. His widow d. 3 Aug., 1773. 

Children all b. in Longmeadow. 

128. i. Mary, b. 13 July, 1723; mar. Timothy James, of Brimfield, Mass., 27 

Dec, 1753. Children, from the church record of Brimfield: I. 
Sarah, bap. 20 Oct., 1754. 2. Abel, bap. 22 May, 1757. 3. Abigail, 
bap. IS May, 1763. 4. Timothy. 5. Elijah. 
129. ii- Moses, b. 22 May, 1724; mar. Hannah Hitchcock, dau. of Nathaniel 
and Hannah Hitchcock, 27 Dec, 1753- He d. 24 Feb., 1777. She 
d. 3 Dec, 1787. 

130. iii. Mercy, b. 9 Feb., 1726; mar. Henry Chandler, of Enfield, Conn., 6 

June, 175 1. He was son of Deacon Henry and Hannah Chandler, 
b. 2 April, 1726. Children: i. Hannah, b. 28 Oct., 1751; d. 21 Dec, 
1778. 2. Simeon, b. 25 Nov., 1753. 3. Solomon, b. 17 Jan., 1756. 

4. Henry, . 5. Reuben, b. 7 Jan., 1761; d. 4 May, 1761. 6. 

Reuben, b. 19 March, 1762; d. 17 July, 1762. 7. Reuben, b. 2 Nov., 
1763. 8. Mercy, b. 7 Feb., 1766. 

131. iv. Esther, b. 30 May, 1728; mar. James Merrick, of Brimfield, i Oct., 

1754. Three children, daughters, are recorded in Brvmfield: b. i. 
II Jan., 1755. 2. 26 March, 1757. 3. 27 Oct., 1758. But the names 
are mutilated and cannot be determined. The mother's name also 
is given Mary. It may therefore be Mary Esther or Esther Mary. 
132 v. Isaac, b. 29 April, 1730; mar. Hannah Burt, 22 Aug., 1753. He d. 



22 THE COLTON FAMILY. 

in the French war in the ranging service and left no issue. She 
d. II March, 1754. 

133. vi. Sarah, b. . 

134. vii. Abigail, b. 25 Feb.,. 1733; mar. Samuel Kilbourn, of Brimfield, 11 

Aug., 1757. 
135. viii. Stephen, b. 24 Aug., 1736; mar. Abigail Stebbins, 22 Dec, 1755. 

33. NATHANIEL 3 {Ephraim^ and Esther {Marsh field), George^), 
b. 22 Aug., 1703, in Enfield, Conn.; mar, Sarah Miles, of Killingl}', 
Conn. He lived in Killingly until after the birth of his last child, 
and soon thereafter removed with his family to Cape Breton. 

Children all b. in Killingly. 

136. i. Rhoda, b. 16 Sept., 1729. 

137. ii. Abigail, b. 14 Oct., 1731. 

138. iii. Job, b. 4 March, 1734. 

139. iv. Ruth, b. 2 July, 1736. 

140. V. Deborah, b. 4 8ept., 1737. 

141. vi. Alice, b. 7 Oct., 1740. 

142. vii. Tryforce, b. 18 March, 1742. 

Note. — No trace of this family has been found since their removal from Kill- 
ingly. 

34. NOAH 3 {Ephraim'' and Esther {Marsh field), George''), b. 
in Enfield, Conn.. 19 Dec, 1707 ; mar. Mary Scott. He moved several 
times, and finally d. in Greenwich, Mass. 

Children recorded in Brimfield, Mass. 

143. i. Mary, b. 17 Feb., 1737. 

144. ii. Margaret, b. 4 Feb., 1740. 

145. iii. Noah, b. 18 March, 1741. 

146. iv. Daniel, b. 12 July, 1743. 

147. V. Thomas, b. 28 Oct., 1745. 

148. vi. Moses, b. 13 March, 1748; mar. Dorcas Winslow, 1779. He d. iS 
June, 1819. She d. 5 June, 1832. 
149. vii. Aaron, Corporal, b. 6 Dec, 1753. He served in the first call for vol- 
unteers in the War of the Revolution in Capt. Elijah Dwight's Co. 
Later he enlisted, 25 Dec, 1776, in Capt. Daniel Caldwell's Co.. Col. 
Timothy Robinson's detachment, Hampshire Co., militia; discharged 
2 April, 1777. Served at Ticonderoga, N. Y. 



THIRD GENERATION. 23 

40. THOMAS, ENSIGN ^ {Capt. Thomas'' and Sarah {Grisiaold), 
George ^), b. 27 March, 1683, in Longmeadow ; mar. Joanna Warriner, 
dau. of Joseph "V^'arriner, of Northfield, Mass., 14 April, 1708. She 
d. 29 Jan., 1755. rie d. 4 Aug., 1760. 

Children. 

150. i. Thankful, b. 13 Sept., 1709; d. 4 Jan., 1735; did not marry. 

151. ii. Matthew, b. 22 May, 1711; d. 17 July, 1711. 

152. iii. Dinah, b. 19 Sept., 1712; mar. Francis Stebbins, of West Springfield, 

20 Sept., 1740. She d. 4 Feb., 1759. No children. 

153. iv. Anna, b. 13 Sept., 1714; mar. Joseph Bewel (Buel), 10 April, 1733. 

Settled in Somers, Conn. She d. 27 Dec., 1770. Children recorded 
in Somers: I. Samuel, b. 29 Nov., 1740. 2. Mehitable, b. 6 July, 
1743- 3- Josiah, b. 7 Nov., 1745. 4. Anna, b. 22 Aug., 1748. 5. 
Judith, b. 12 March, 1750. 6. Lucy, b. 8 April, 1753. 7. Thomas, 
b. 15 May, 1756. 8. Joanna, b. 23 Jan., 1759; d. 13 March, 1759. 

154. V. Elizabeth, b. 23 Dec, 1716; mar. Capt. Luke Cooley, 8 Jan., 1739. 

He was son of Eliakim and Griswold (Beekwith) Cooley, b. 7 Nov., 
1718. Settled in Somers, Conn., where they both died. He d. i 
June, 1777. She d. 8 Aug., 1777. Children: 1. Lois, b. 17 July, 
1739; mar. Nathaniel Sykes, of Monson. 2. Solomon, b. 27 July, 
1741; d. 3 Oct., 1741. 3. Eunice, b. 6 Nov., 1742; mar. John Bill- 
ings. 4. Nathan, b. 19 Jan., 1746. 5. Elizabeth, b. 8 June, 1748. 
6. Joanna, b. 23 Aug., 1750; mar. Levi Bruce. 7. Luke, b. i Nov., 
1752. 8. Lovisa, b. 21 Sept., 1755; mar. John Russell, 28 May, 1778. 
She had eight children, one of whom John Russell, Jr., mar. 
Rebecca Chapin and had nine children. 9. David, b. 2 Oct., 1757. 
10. Lucy, b. II May, 1759; mar. Stephen Jones, il. Dinah Colton, 
b. 18 Feb., 1760; mar. Aaron Howard. 

155. vi. Thomas, b. 6 Oct., 1719; mar. Deborah Dudley, dau. of Daniel and 

Deborah Dudley, of Saybrook, Conn., 18 Oct., 1748. He d. 17 
March, 1808. She d. 12 July, 1822. 

156. vii. Joseph, b. 16 Nov., 1721 ; mar. Ruth Colton (see No. 161), 23 Nov., 

1744. He d. 5 Nov., 1787. She d. 11 Dec, 1804. 
157. viii. An unnamed son, b. 28 Dec, 1726; d. i Jan., 1737. 

46= WILLIAM^ [Capt. Thomas^ and Hannah (Bliss), George''-), 
b. 7, July, 1694, in Longmeadow ; mar. Mary Merrick, dau. of Capt. 
John and Mary Merrick, of Springfield, 24 Jan., 1717. She was b. 

, 1695; d. 5 June, 1767. He mar. second, Mrs. Mercy (Stebbins) 

Colton, widow of Lieut. John (see No. 58), 7 June, 1768. He d. 
4 Dec, 1770. She d. 4 x\ug., 1780. 



24 THE COLT ON FAMILY 

Children all b. in Longmeadoci'. 

158. i- Aaron, Deacon, b. 13 June, 1718; mar. Mary Ely, dau. of Dea. 
Jonathan and Lydia Ely, 9 Dec, 1746. He d. 28 June, 177S. She d. 
24 Nov., 1797. 

159. ii. Ann, b. 2 Feb., 1720; mar. John Williams, of Wilbraham, son of 

Rev. Dr. Williams, of Longmeadow, 22 Jan., 1747. She d. 23 Nov., 
1 771. He mar., second, March, 1772. He mar. the third time and 
d. April, 1791. Children: i. Stephen, b. 8 Nov., 1747; d. 5 Aug., 
1750. 2. Ann, b. 8 Sept, 1849; d. 22 Sept., 1769. 3. Abigail, b. 18 
May, 1751; d. 3 Sept., 1769. 4. Mary, b. 28 March, 1753; mar. 
Nash Chapin, of Somers, 22 Jan., 1778. 5. Stephen, b. 28 July, 
1755; mar. Diedemia Field, 4 March, 177S. 6. Sarah, b. 19 Oct, 
1757; d. 16 Dec, 1758. 7. John, b. 22 April, 1761. 8. Eleazer, b. 
15 April, 1764. 

160. iii. M.-VRY, b. 17 Sept., 1721 ; mar. Josiah Chauncey, son of Rev. W. Chaun- 

cey, of Hadley, Mass. They removed to Amherst, Mass., and from 
thence to Duanesburg, N. Y. Children recorded in Amherst: i. 
Elizabeth Billing, b. 16 April, 1747. 2. Mary, b. 20 Jan., 1749. 3. 
Sarah, b. 2 March, 1751. 4. Josiah, b. 5 July, 1753; d. 27 June, 
1766. 5. Isaac, b. 16 Oct., 1755. 6. Moses, b. 14 July, 1757; d. i 

Jan., 1761. 7. Moses, b. 12 April, 1761 ; mar. Sarah Calkins, , 

1792; d. II April, 181 2. 8. Samuel, b. 3 June, 1763; d. 11 June, 
1763. 9. Samuel, b. 28 July, 1764. 10. Josiah, b. 19 July, 1767. 

161. iv. Ruth, b. 11 Dec, 1722; mar. Joseph Colton, son of Ensign Thomas 

and Joanna (Warriner) Colton (see No. 156), 23 Nov., 1744. She 
d. II Dec, 1804. 

162. V. Abigail, b. 27 June, 1724; mar. Dea. Nathaniel Ely, of Longmeadow, 

son of Dea. Jonathan and Lydia Ely, 9 April, 1761, as his second 
wife. She d. 22 Dec, 1770. Deacon Ely had been previously mar- 
ried, 7 Dec, 1745, to Mary Estabrook ; subsequently he mar. his 
third wife, Beulah Colton, 3 April, 1777 (see No. 183), and after 
her death he mar., fourth, Mrs. Martha Raynolds, widow of Dr. 
Samuel Raynolds. She d. 18 Feb., 1825. He d. 26 Dec, 1799. 
Children of Abigail: i. Abigail, b. 7 Jan., 1762; mar. Elihu Colton, 
son of Capt. Ebenezer and Deborah (Chandler) Colton (see No. 
177), 6 Dec, 1787. He d. 26 May, 1825. She d. 27 Nov., 1847. 2. 
Ethan, b. 19 Feb., 1764; mar. Hannah Burt, 6 Jan., 1791; d. 13 
May, 1848. 3. William, b. 14 Aug., 1765; grad. at Yale Coll., 1787. 
Lawyer, settled in Springfield; d. 9 Oct., 1817. 

163. vi. LoiCE, b. 8 Ajiril, 1726; mar. Richard Woolworth, son of Richard and 

Elizabeth Woolworth, as his second wife, 21 Oct., 1762. She d. 
26 Nov., 1800. He d. II May, 1802. Children: i. Aaron, Rev. Dr., 
b. 25 Oct., 1763; grad. at Yale Coll., 1784; ordained at Bridge- 
hampton, L. L, 30 Aug., 1787; mar. Mary Buel, 27 Aug., 1788. Sht 



THIRD GENERATION. 25 

was dau. of Rev. Dr. Samuel Buel, of East Hampton. Children: 
(a) Mary Mulford, b. 14 Sept., 1789. (b) Samuel Buel, b. i Nov., 
1791; d. 13 Sept., 1794. (c) Louisa Colton, b. 21 July, 1793. (d) 
Sophia, b. 8 Feb., 1796. (e) Hannah, b. 13 Jan., 1798; d. 15 Jan., 
1798. (f) Samuel Buel, b. 15 Dec, 1800. (g) Richard, b. 17 Oct., 
1803. 2. Lucretia, b. 9 April, 1765; mar. Capt. Gideon Colton, 23 

July, 1788; d. , 1848 (see No. 263). 3. Chester, b. 5 April, 

1767; d. 14 July, 1826. 4. Mary, b. 2 May, 1769; mar. Demas 
Colton, 6 Feb., 1789; d. 10 Oct., 1834 (see No. 507). 5. William, 
b. 2 Nov., 1771; d. 3 Nov., 1771. 

164. vii. Eunice, b. 19 July, 1728; mar. Dea. Edward Chapin, 6 July, 1752. 

She d. 8 April, 1806. Children: I. Aaron, b. 30 April, 1753. 2. 
Edward, b. 3 Sept., 1755. 3. Lucretia, b. 25 Sept., 1757. 4. Lucius, 
b. 25 April, 1760. 5. Calvin, b. 22 July, 1763. 6. Alpheus, b. 15 
Nov., 1765. 7. Amzi, b. 2 March, 1768. 8. Eunice, b. 12 July, 1771. 

165. viii. Miriam, b. 7 July, 1734; mar. Aaron Bliss, 23 April, 1754. He was 

son of John and Lydia (Field) Bliss, b. 3 Majs 1730; d. i Feb., 
1810. She d. 22 May, 1805. Children: i. Aaron, b. i Sept., 1754; 
d. 25 June, 1776. 2. Moses, b. 14 June, 1757; d. 17 June, 1757. 3. 
Miriam, b. 20 June, 1758; mar. Lieut. Hezekiah Hale, 10 July, 1799. 
He d. 26 July, 1813. She mar., second, Capt. Gad Colton, 13 April, 
1816, as his second wife. She d. 8 July, 1831 (see No. 203). 4. 
Hannah, b. 21 Feb., 1761 ; mar. Thomas Colton (see No. 378), 24 
July, 1788. She d. 6 April, 1822. 5. Margaret, b. 10 May, 1764; 
mar. Ezra Stebbins, 26 March, 1799. He was son of Lieut. William 
and Mercy (Knowlton) Stebbins, b. 16 Aug., 1731 ; d. 5 Feb., 1796. 
She d. 15 Oct., 1831. 6. John, b. 22 Nov., 1766; mar. Elizabeth 
Colton (see No. 268), 11 Oct., 1816. She d. 16 July, 185 1. He d. 
23 Nov., 1857. 7. Eunice, b. 6 Jan., 1770; d. 30 July, 1830. 8. 
Oliver (Doctor), b. 22 Feb., 1773; m.ar. Mrs. Clarissa Blanchard. 
He d. 12 Aug., 1840. She d. 2 May, 1841. 

166. ix. Israel, b. 3 July, 1736; d. 5 Sept., 1741. 

47. EBENEZER3 {Capt. Thomas'' and Hannah {Bliss), George^), 
b. 23 July, 1696, in Longmeadow; mar. Deborah Chandler, dau. of 
Henry and Lydia Chandler, of Enfield, Conn., 25 Oct., 1733; in- 
tention published 1 July, 1733. She was b. 9 July, 1709, and d. 23 
Aug., 1769. He d. 19 Aug., 1765. 

Children. 

167. i. Deborah, b. 9 July, 1734; d. 27 Aug., 1741. 

168. ii. Rhoda, b. I March, 1736; d. 19 June, 1739. 



26 THE COLTON FAMILY. 

169. iii- Henry, b. 8 Jan., 1738; mar. Mary Burt, dau. of David and Sarah 
Burt, 7 Jan., 1768. She d. il Julj% 1783. He mar., second, Mary 
Colton (see No. 313), 31 March, 1785. She was dau. of Josiah and 
Ruth (Allen) Colton, of Plainfield, N. H. He d. 11 Nov., 1789. 
She d. 25 Jan., 1821. 

170. iv. Ebenezer, b. 19 Nov., 1740; d. 25 Aug., 1741. 

171. V. Ebenezer, b. 8 April, 1742; d. 6 June, 1742. 

172. vi. Ebenezer, Capt., b. 20 March, 1743; mar. Miriam Colton (see No. 
219), 2 July, 1767. She was dau. of George and E.xperience (Burt) 
Colton, b. — Sept., 1746. He d. 2 Sept., 1793. 
173. vii. Deborah, b. 20 May, 1745 ; mar. Elijah Burt, son of David and Sarah 
(Colton) Burt (see No. 68), 3 Dec, 1767. She d. 28 April, 1792. 
He mar., second, 31 Oct., 1793, Dorothy (Fish) Booth, widow of 
Henry Booth, of Enfield. He d. 5 April, 1820. Children: i. Peggy, 
b. 14 Sept., 1768; d. 23 Feb., 1837. 2. Deborah, b. 8 Dec, 1769; 
d. 26 April, 1827. 3. Elijah, b. 10 Nov., 1771; mar. Nancy Abbe, 
13 June, 1801; d. 28 Jan., 1841. 4. Luther, b. 11 March, 1773; mar. 
Nancy White, — Oct., 1799; d. 28 Jan., 1847. 5. Horace, b. 25 Nov., 
1774; mar. Patty Bliss, 19 Dec, 1802. She was dau. of Nathaniel 
and Martha (Collins) Bliss, b. 20 July, 1780. He d. 7 Feb., 1810. 
6. Rhoda, b. 3 May, 1776; mar. Lieut. Erastus Goldthwait, 25 April, 
1798. He was son of Thomas and Loice Goldthwait, of Springfield, 
b. 6 June, 1772; d. 18 May, 1848. She d. 24 April, 1804. Children: 
(a) Flavel, b. 12 June, 1799. (b) Rhoda, b. 15 Aug., 1801 ; d. 8 
May, 1804. (c) Jonathan Hale, b. 28 March, 1804; d. 21 Feb., 
1805. Lieut. Erastus Goldthwait mar., second, Hannah Colton, dau. 
of Dea. William and Hannah (Colton) Colton, 14 Jan., 1S08 (see 
No. 805). She d. 19 Aug., 1847. He d. 19 May, 1848. 7. David, 
b. 7 Nov., 1777. 8. Moses, b. 2 Feb., 1779. 9. Aaron, b. 25 June, 
1781. 10. Ebenezer, b. 19 Sept., 1782; mar. Amanda Colton (see 
No. 476), 30 April, 1811; d. 25 July, 1853. 11. Mary, b. 18 Aug., 
1784. 12. Seth, b. 8 Feb., 1786. 13. Lucy, b. 25 March, 1788. 14. 
Daniel, b. 22 Sept., 1790. 

I74.viii. Jabez, b. 20 March, 1747; grad. at Yale Coll., 1775; mar. Mary Baldwin, 
27 Jan., 17S4; d. 2 April, 1819. She d. 14 July, 1839. 

175. ix. Rhoda, b. 4 March, 1749; d. 13 July, 1806. 

176. .\. Hannah, b. 18 June, 1751; mar. Deacon William Colton (see No. 

395). 7 Oct., 1777. She d. 9 Oct., 1808. 
177. xi. Euhu, b. 5 Sept., 1753; mar. Abigail Ely, dau. of Nathaniel and Abi- 
gail (Colton) Ely, 6 Dec, 1787 (see No. 162). He d. 26 May, 
1825. She d. in Enfield, Conn., 27 Nov., 1847. 

49. ISAAC, CAPTAIN =' {Capt. Thomas^ and Hannah (Bliss), 
George'^), b. 10 Oct., 1700, in Longmeadow, mar. Esther Marshfield, 



THIRD GENERATION. 27 

dau. of Josiah and Rachel Marshfield, pub. 6 July, 1722. She was 
b. 16 May, 1697, and d. 27 April, 1784. He d. 23 Jan., 1757. He 
was in the French and Indian wars, and had charge of a company 
at Louisburg in 1745. 

Children all b. in Longmeadonj. 

178. i. Rachel, b. 9 Sept., 1723; mar. Moses Bliss, son of Peletiah and Eliza- 

beth Bliss, 10 Dec, 1747. He d. 23 Oct., 1761. She d. 14 April, 
1775- Children: i. Rachel, b. 3 Sept., 1748; mar. Luke Bliss, 2 
March, 1775; d. 14 March, 1804. 2. Esther, b. 20 March, 1750; mar. 
Joseph Talcott, of Hartford, Conn., 16 Oct., 1774. 3. Moses, b. i 
Jan., 1753. 4. Lois, b. 23 March, 1756. 5. Luther, b. 9 Sept., 1760. 

179. ii. Hepzibah, b. 13 April, 1726; d. 10 June, 1726. 

180. iii- Abner, b. 6 Sept., 1727; mar. Margaret Burt, dau. of Maj. Daniel 
Burt, of Brimfield, 12 Nov., 1751. He d. 6 July, 1797. She d. 2 
Sept., 1807. 

181. iv. Hannah^ b. 28 Dec, 1729; d. 11 Feb., 1742. 

182. V. Jacob, b. 30 Sept., 1733; d. 21 Jan., 1734. 

183. vi. Beulah, b. 13 June, 1735; mar. Dea. Nathaniel Ely, 3 April, 1777 

as his third wife (see No. 162). She d. 24 April, 1786, without issue. 

184. vii. Jacob, b. 8 Feb., 1739; mar. Rachel Marshfield, dau. of Samuel and 

Elizabeth Marshfield, 22 Nov., 1764. He d. 2 March, 1769. His 
widow mar., second, James Gaines, of Enfield, Conn., 10 Jan., 1771. 
They had five children and removed to Vermont. 

185. viii. Andrew, Captain, b. i Nov., 1743; mar. Hannah Bliss, dau. of Capt. 

Timothy Bliss, i Jan., 1767. She d. 5 Aug., 1787. He mar., second, 
Mrs. Lydia White, pub. 28 Aug., 1791. She d. 8 Aug., 1800. He 
mar. a third time and d. in Dalton, Mass., 8 Oct., 1808. 
186. ix. Othniel, b. 24 July, 1747; d. 24 March, 1823. 

58. JOHN, LIEUTENANT 3 {^Jolin^ and Joanna {Wolcott) 
George'^), b. 9 May, 1697, in Longmeadow ; mar. Mercy Stebbins, dau. 
of Samuel and Abigail (Brooks) Stebbins, of Springfield, Mass., 22 
Dec, 1726. He d. 5 Jan., 1766. His widow mar., second, William 
Colton, as his second wife, 7 June, 1768 (see No. 46). She d. 4 
Aug., 1780. 

Children all b. in Longmeadoiv. 

1S7. i. Mercy, b. 13 Feb., 1728; d. 4 March, 1728. 
188. ii- John, b. 21 Feb., 1729; mar. Penelope Wolcott, dau. of Henry and 
Abigail (Cooley) Wolcott, 22 Nov., 1749. Removed to West Fairlee, 
Vt, about 1785, where he d. 5 Jan., 1813. She was b. 15 Dec, 1724; 
d. 26 Jan., 1816. 



28 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

189. iii. Mercy, b. 22 Sept., 1730; mar. Isaac Colton, 19 Nov., 1745; d. 4 Oct, 
1760 (see No. 71). 
190. iv. Solomon, b. 8 Jan., 1733; mar. Lucy Cooley, dau. of John and Mercy 
Cooley, 10 April, 1755. She d. 13 May, 1802. He d. 17 Oct., 1821. 

191. V. George, b. 7 Jan., 1736; d. 18 Maj', 1737; accidentally drowned in a 

tub of water at the well. 

192. vi. Joanna, b. 4 Oct., 1739; mar. Gideon Colton, 18 June, 1761, as his 

second wife; d. 10 Sept., 1788 (see No. 84). 

193. vii. Lucy, b. 24 June, 1742; mar. Samuel Colton, 16 Oct., 1765, as his 

second wife; d. 27 Dec, 1799 (see No. 106). 

64. SIMON, CAPTAIN » {John » and Joanna (JVolcott), George ^), 

b. , 1709, in Longmeadow; mar. Abigail Burt, dau. of Capt. John 

and Abigail Burt, of Springfield, Mass., 5 Feb., 1736. She d. 3 May, 
1760. He mar., second, Rebecca Hale, dau. of Thomas and Experience 
(Burt) Hale, of Springfield, 15 Jan., 1761. She was b. 21 Feb., 1717, 
and d. 21 July, 1803. He lived in Longmeadow and d. there 29 May, 
1796. In the muster rolls allowed, in the alarm after the surrender of 
Fort William Henry, Aug., 1757, p. 469, Colonial Records 1757-9, 
the following entry is found : " To Capt. Simon Colton and company, 
the siun of £67 3s 6d. 

Children by first 7i<ife Abigail. 

194. i. Abigail, b. 15 Jan., 1737; d. 26 Jan., 1737. 

195. ii. Mary, b. 18 Dec, 1737; mar. Capt. David Burt, son of David and 

Jerusha (Colton) Burt, i March, 1758 (see No. 99). She d. 29 
July, 1800. He mar., second, Mrs. Eunice Hall, widow of Dea. 

John Hall, of Ellington, Conn., , 1802. He d. 14 Nov., 1822. 

Children: i. Solomon, b. i Feb., 1759; d. 7 May, 1777. 2. Calvin, 
b. 14 Sept., 1 761; d. 14 Feb., 1848. He mar. Experience Se.xton, 
dau. of Samuel and Sarah Se.xton, of Wilbraham. Children: (a) 
Solomon, b. 25 Jan., 1785; d. 11 June, 1817. (b) Roderick, b. 22 
March, 1787; d. 19 May, 1850. (c) Calvin, b. 18 Jan., 1795; d. 15 
Feb., 1795. (d) Flavia, b. 19 Nov., 1788; d. 27 Oct., 1819. (e) 
Emelia, b. 26 Sept., 1790. (f) Maria, b. 26 Nov., 1792. (g) Calvin, 
b. 3 May, 1796; d. 19 Jan., 1819. (h) David, b. 9 March, 1799; d. 
17 July, 1819. (i) Francis, b. 25 June, 1801. 3. Flavia. b. 12 
March, 1764; mar. Aaron Field, son of Capt. Moses and Rebecca 
(Cooley) Field, 10 Feb., 1784. She d. 20 Aug., 1787- Child: Sophia, 
b. 24 Dec, 1784. 4. Aziel. b. 11 Feb.. 1766; d. i March, 1766. 5. 
Abigail, b. 27 April, 1767; mar. Zebulon Belts, of Richmond, Mass., 
31 Jan., 1788. 6. Mary, b. 18 June. 1769; mar. Eliakim Hale 









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Williams, of Tolland, Conn., 8 Jan., 1792. He was son of Rev 
Nathan Williams, D. D., b. 16 Jan., 1764. She d. 23 Jan., 1793. 
He mar., second, Damaris Gary, and mar., third, Ducelia Howard. 
7. Jerusha, b. 11 Nov., 1771 ; d. 20 Jan., 1775. 8. Sarah, b. 27 Jan., 
1774; mar. William Williams, of Tolland, Conn., 4 Sept., 1793. He 
was son of Rev. Nathan Williams, D. D., b. 23 April, 1766. Chil- 
dren: (a) Nathan, b. 6 April, 1795. (b) Polly, b. 18 Nov., 1797. 
(c) William, b. 13 Nov., 1799. (d) Sophy Maria, b. 16 Aug., 1801. 
(e) David Burt, b. 29 Sept., 1803. (f) Augus Davenport, b. 24 
Dec, 1805. (g) Theadorius Dickerman, b. 3 March, 1808. 9. David, 
b. 27 July, 1776; d. 15 Aug., 1777. 10. Jerusha, b. 20 Jan., 1782; 
mar. Rev. Hubbard Loomis, of Willington, Conn., 24 Dec, 1805; 
d. — April, 1829. 

196. iii. Abigail, b. 2 Dec, 1739; d. 30 June, 1743. 

197. iv. Flavia, b. 31 Aug., 1741; mar. Samuel Colton, son of Samuel and 

Margaret (Bliss) Colton, 26 Dec, 1759; d. 6 April, 1763 (see No. 
106). 

1^8. V. Festus, b. 31 March, 1743; mar. Eunice Keep, dau. of Samuel and 
Sarah (Colton) Keep, 22 Dec, 1768 (see No. 38). He d. 4 Jan., 
1788. She d. 4 Oct., 1807. 
199- vi. Celia, b. 25 May, 1745; d. 13 Oct., 1746. 
200. vii. George, b. 23 June, 1747; mar. Caroline Willard, dau. of Simeon 
Willard, 22 Sept., 1769. She d. in giving birth to her only child. 
He mar., second, Tabitha Cooley, dau. of David Cooley, of Palmer, 

Mass., , 1 771. He d. in Monson, Mass., 9 July, 1812. She 

d. 14 Nov., 1816. 

201. viii. Celia, b. 22 Nov., 1749; mar. Rev. Abishai Sabin, of Monson, Mass., 

13 June, 1770. He d. and she mar., second. Col. Gideon Burt, of 
Longmeadow, as his second wife, 23 Oct., 1783. She d. 6 April, 
1807, and he mar., third, Elizabeth Newell, of Boston, 20 Oct., 1808. 
She d. I May, 1813. He d. 12 June, 1825. Children: i. Simon, b.' 
7 Aug., 1784. 2. Nathaniel, b. 16 April, 1786; mar. Lovice Meacham, 
29 Dec, 1808. 3. Sabin, b. 22 Feb., 1788; d. 11 Feb., 1862. 4. 
William, b. I Sept., 1789. 5. John, b. 28 April, 1791. 

202. xi. Unnamed, b. and d. 28 Aug., 1752. 

203, X. Gad, Captain, b. 12 March, 1754; mar. Nancy Colton, dau. of Cornet 

Isaac and Mercy (Colton) Colton, 21 Oct., 1733 (see No. 224). She 
d. 8 Nov., 1814. He mar., second, Mrs. Miriam (Colton) Hale, 13 
April, 1816 (see No. 165). He d. in Longmeadow, 28 Dec, 1831. 

204. xi. Luther, Major, b. 15 Nov., 1756; mar. Thankful Woolworth, dau. of 

Richard and Naomi (Wright) Woolworth, 30 Nov., 1780. She d. 
25 Oct., 1797. He mar., second, Mrs. Mehittable Deming, of 
Wethersfield, Conn., 2 April, 1799. He d. 14 Oct., 1803. She d. 
25 April, 1856. 
205. :di. Calvix, b. 16 Nov., 1758; d. 22 Dec, 1758, 



Jf0urtlj (iFtt^ratinu. 



65. TIMOTHY^ {George"-^ and Mary {Hitchcock), Isaac,'' George''), 
b. 10 Feb., 1706, in Longmeadow ; mar. Mary Ferry, dau. of Charles 
and Abigail Ferry, 27 March, 1729. He removed from Longmeadow 
to Brimfield, Mass., in which town his children were born, and his 
wife died 6 Aug., 1756. He was a soldier in Capt. Ebenezer Moulton's 
company in the expedition to Crown Point, 11 Sept. to 25 Dec, 1755. 
He returned to Longmeadow. and sometime after his father's death, 
in 1760, he sold his estate in Longmeadow and, with his sons, Caleb 
and Stephen, removed to New Gramtham, N. H., where he d. 27 
May, 1787. 

Children. 

206. i. Timothy, b. 27 Feb., 1730; d. in Brimfield, 29 Aug., 1756. 

207. ii. Mary, b. 30 Sept., 1731. 

208. iii. Abigail, b. 17 June, 1734; d. 31 Oct., 1734. 

209. iv. Charles, b. 3 Aug., 1736; mar. Lucy Parsons, dau. of Moses and 

Hannah Parsons, of Enfield, 21 June, 1757. She d. 29 April, l8ll. 
He d. 31 Jan., 1817. 

210. V. Caleb, b. about 1740; mar. Keziah Peirce, pub. 5 Dec, 1772; d. 5 July, 

1820, in Waitsfield, Vt. 

211. vi. Stephen, b. 12 May, 1744. He served in the Revolutionary war as a 

private in Capt. Joshua Hendoe's Co., Col. David Hobart's Regt., 
New Hampshire troops, 22 July, to 25 Sept., 1777. 

212. vii. Deborah, b. , 1746; d. 15 March, 1748. 

213. viii. Rebecca, b. 18 Feb., 1748. 

214. ix. Oliver, b. 25 Aug., 1751. 

Note. — The statement is made in the record from which the above is copied that 
all the children of Timothy were born in Brimfield ; but I find Timothy and 
Charles recorded in Springfield. I find also in Springfield a record of intention 
of marriage of Timothy and Hannah Munn, 26 Jan., 1760, and as there is no 
other of the name to whom this can apply, I suppose this to be a second marriage 
of this Timothy (No. 65). 
30 



FOURTH GENERATION. 31 

66. GEORGE* {George''^ and Mary {Hitchcock), Isaac", George^), 
b. 27 Jan., 1708, in Longmeadow; mar. Experience Burt, dau. of 
Nathaniel and Mary (Ferry) Burt, pub. 1 May, 1731. She was b. 
21 Oct., 1703. Removed to Brimfield, Mass., where their children 
were born. They afterwards returned to Longmeadow, where they 
died, she 22 Sept., 1772, he 9 March, 1784. 

Children all b. in Brimfield, Mass. 

215. i. Experience, b. , 1732; mar. Daniel Burt, of Brimfield, 12 Oct., 

1752. He was son of Maj. Daniel and Margaret (Colton) Burt, b. 
— Sept., 1729; d. 22 Sept., 1812. She d. 28 Sept., 1775. Children 
h. in Brimfield: i. Abel, b. 21 Nov., 1753; d. 8 July, 1788. 2. Mary, 
b. 6 Sept., 1756; mar. Rev. Jesse Ives, 30 May, 1796. 3. Lucy, b. 
13 May, 1760; d. 10 Nov., 1775. 

216. ii. Eunice, b. — May, 1735; d. 15 Oct., 1763. 

217. iii. George, b. 12 March, 1737; mar. Sarah Colton, 2 Nov., 1757 (see No. 
294). She d. 7 June, 1792, in Vershire, Vt. He mar., second, Mrs. 
Eleanor (Cooley) Cane, dau. of Eli and Mary (Phips) Cooley, 2 
March, 1796. He d. in Vershire, Vt., 30 Dec, 1817. 

218. iv. Mary, b. 24 March, 1744; d. 26 Oct., 1749. 

219^ V. Miriam, b. — Sept., 1746; mar. Capt. Ebenezer Colton, 2 July, 1767 
(see No. 172). He d. 2 Sept., 1793. She mar., second, Matthew 
Keep, as his second wife. He was son of Matthew and Abigail 
(Wolcott) Keep. He was b. 24 March, 1745, and d. 6 Feb., 1827. 
She d. 13 Nov., 1831. 

71. ISAAC, CORNET^ {George^"- and Mary {Hitchcock), Isaac,- 
George'^), b. 9 Aug., 1720, in Longmeadow; mar. Elizabeth Cooley, 
dau. of Daniel and Jemima (Clark) Cooley, int. of mar. pub. 5 Sept., 
1741. She d. 30 July, 1742. He mar., second, Mercy Colton, dau. of 
Lieut. John and Mercy (Stebbins) Colton (see No. 189), 19 Nov., 
1745. She d. 4 Oct., 1760. He mar., third, Mrs. Elizabeth Sears, of 
Middletown, Conn., in 1762. He first settled in Longmeadow, but 
about 1755 removed to Brimfield. Returning to Springfield soon, how- 
ever, he was appointed keeper of the prison which office he held for 
some time. He parted with his estate, and for many years before his 
death he led a wandering life. He d. in Longmeadow, 20 Aug., 1800. 
In the Revolutionary war he served in Capt. Palmer's Co., Col. David 
Brewer's Regt., enlisting 24 April, 1775 and was discharged 1 Aug., 



32 THE COLTON FAMILY. 

niS. In the State records of New Hampshire there are interesting 
depositions made by Isaac Colton about certain counterfeiters of 
Spanish pieces. He went to the province of New Hampshire in the 
summer of 1767 to demand a sum of money due him from one Joshua 
Howe and there he received information in regard to persons and pro- 
cesses which he communicated to the authorities. 

Child by first wife Elizabeth. 

220. L Elijah, b. 22 July, 1742, in Springfield, Mass.; d. 10 Aug., 1742. 

Children by second wife, Mercy, all excepting vii recorded in Spring- 
field. 

221. ii. Elijah, b. 20 Aug., 1746; d. 7 Sept., 1746. 

222. iii. Mercy, b. 9 June, 1748. 

223. iv. Elizabeth, b. 8 July, 1750; d. 11 Nov., 1760. 

224. V. Nancy, b. 26 May, 1752; mar. Capt. Gad Colton. 21 Oct., 1773 (see 

No. 203). She d. in Monson, Mass., 8 Nov., 1814. 

225. vi. Temperanxe, b. 11 Feb., 1754; mar. Thomas Bliss, of Wilbraham, 

Mass., II Nov., 1775. She d. 27 March. 1823. Children: i. Nancy, 
b. 18 Feb., 1777. 2. Thomas, b. 12 June, 1779. 3. Nathaniel, b. 15 
June, 1 781. 4. Mary, b. 15 Dec, 1782. 5. Martha, twin of Mary, 
b. IS Dec, 1782. 6. Nancy, b. 15 Oct., 1784, 7. Chauncey, b. 19 
Sept., 1786. 8. Bathsheba, b. 6 March, 1789. 9. Samuel, b. 29 May, 
1791. 10. Charlotte, b. 18 Nov., 1793. 11. Sally, b. 13 Feb., 1796. 

226. vii. Mary, b. 7 Jan., 1756, in Brimfield, Mass. 

227. viii. Jonathan, b. 28 Feb., 1758; mar. Elizabeth Strong, . He d. 

in Champion, N. Y., . She d. in Gouverneur, N. Y., 17 Oct., 

1841. 

228. ix. Anna, b. 2 May, 1760. 

Children by third wife, Elizabeth, Nos. x and xi recorded in Spring- 
field. 

229. X. Elizabeth, b. 2 April, 1763. 

230. xi. James, b. 25 Jan., 1765. He enlisted i Feb., 1781 in Capt. Wheeler's 

Co., Col. Simond's regt., Berkshire Co. troops, from Lanesborough, 
and served to 20 Aug., 1781. He is described as age 17 years, stature 
5 feet 9 inches, complexion light, hair brown. 

231. xiii. Elijah, b.. 1767. 

Note. — Mr. Walter Colton (No. 710) informs me that when a soldier in the 



FOURTH GENERATION. 33 

war of 1812 he met this Elijah (No. 231), also a soldier, in Sacketts Harbor, 
N. Y., but beyond this fact I have been unable to learn anything of him. — G. 
W. C. 

•77. GIDEON * {Joseph ^^ and Abilena {C/iapin), Isaac/ George^), 
b. 8 May, 1727, in Springfield, Mass.; mar. Deidemia Purchase, dau. 
of Jonathan and Mary Purchase, of Springfield ; int. of marriage pub. 
10 Sept., 1763. She was b. 24 Oct., 1737. Settled in West Sprmgfield, 
Mass., where he d. 1783. 

Children. 

232. i. Abigail, b. i March, 1764; recorded in Springfield; mar. Moses Warner, 
of Cummington, Mass. She d. 23 Aug., 1829. He was b. 29 April, 
1760, and d. 11 July, 1837. Children: I. Polly, b. 16 Sept., 1797; mar. 
Jonathan Parrow. 2. Persis, b. 20 Jan., 1799; d. 14 Jan., 1865, un- 
married. 3. Norman, b. 4 April, 1801 ; mar. Elvira Hartwell. 4. Am- 
brose, b. 18 Feb., 1804; d. 2 Dec, 1824. 
233. ii- Joseph, b. i June, 1766; recorded in Springfield; mar. Elizabeth 

Eldridge, , 1793, in Groton, Conn. He d. in Buffalo, N. Y., 

19 April, 1835. She d. in Buffalo, N. Y., 31 July, 1832. 

234. iii. Mary, b. 31 July, 1770, in Springfield; mar. Amos Smith, 5 May, 1802, 

in Cummington, Mass. He was b. in Ashford, 21 Nov., 1758, and d. 
in Dalton, Mass., 19 Sept., 1814. She d. i Dec, 1853, in Dalton. 
Children all b. in Dalton: I. Roswell, b. 2 May, 1803 ; d. 4 Aug., 1819. 
2. Selinda, b. 25 Aug., 1805 ; mar. Lucius Clark. 3. James Sullivan, 
b. 1807; mar. Caroline Comstock, 19 March, 1834, in Dalton. She 
was b. in Stockbridge, Mass., 22 Feb., 1812, and d. 6 Feb., 1853. He 
mar., second, Eliza DriscoU, 20 Nov., 1853. She was b. in Bennington, 

N. Y., , 1821. He d. in Dalton, 13 May, 1876. 4. Mary, b. 27 

July, 1809; mar. John Curtis, 18 March, 1845. 5. Cyiithia, b. i Aug., 
1812 ; d. 17 June, 1835. 

235. iv. Margaret, b. 20 Feb., 1772, in Springfield; mar. Dwelly Cottrell. 

236. v. Walter, Doctor, b. , 1773; mar. Nancy Brace, in Pompey, N. Y., 

I Feb., 1798. He d. in Monroe, Mich., 27 Sept., 1834. She d. in same 
place, 25 March, 1843. 
237. iv. Ambrose, b. 18 April, 1777; mar. Sibyl Button, of Wilbraham, Mass., 
8 May, 1804; d. 17 Oct., 1844. 

81. BENJAMIN* {Benjamin ^^ and Elizabeth {Pynchon) , Isaac/ 
George ^), b. 1 Feb., 1722 ; mar. Abiah Cooley, dau. of John and Mercy 
(Gunn) Cooley, 24 March, 1742, in Springfield. She was b. 11 March, 
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34 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

1721, in Springfield and d. 30 April, 1778. He mar., second, Mrs. 
Ruth Bond, in Wilbraham, Mass., 15 Aug., 1778. He d. 20 June, 1808. 

Note. — A Benjamin Colton was appointed in May, 1768, one of a commission 
to lay out a public road from Hartford, Conn., towards Windsor. Later he was 
successively Ensign, Lieutenant and Captain of the fourth co., train band of 
Hartford. Also Benjamin Colton, of Wilbraham, the place of residence of this 
No. 81 at that time, responded to the call for volunteers to resist the British 
forces, 5 Dec, 1775, and, with others, marched with arms and ammunition to 
Lexington. There were others of the name living at the time, but none of age 
or in place of residence answering the requirements, and there is, therefore, every 
reason to credit this representative of the family with the patriotic actions called 
for in the official records referred to. 

Children by first tcife Abiah. 

238. i. Abiah^ b. 26 Jan., 1743, in Springfield; d. 27 Oct., 1749. 

239. ii- Joseph, b. 25 Jan., 1745, in Springfield ; mar. Eleanor Bartlett, in Wil- 

braham, Mass., 22 Oct., 1773. He d. 15 June, 1817. She d. in Wil- 
braham, 3 April, 1779. 

240. iii- John Gunn. Cait., b. 22 Oct., 1747, in Springfield; mar. Martha War- 

riner, of Springfield, pub. 25 Aug., 1770. He d. 16 Jan., 1822. She 
d. 28 Feb., 1866. 

241. iv. Eli, b. 24 July, 1750; mar. Mary Crane about 1774; d. in Scipio, 

N. Y. about 1815-20. She d. in Mount Pleasant, Wis., 8 July, 1848. 
242. v. Abiah, b. 30 Dec, 1752, in Springfield, Mass.; mar. Gad Bliss, 8 
March, 1770, in Springfield, Mass. He was son of William and Ex- 
perience (White) Bliss, b. 6 Feb., 1748, in Springfield, and d. 29 
Jan., 1826. She d. 13 Feb., 181 1, both in Springfield, Mass. Chil- 
dren, excepting 4, g and 10 all recorded in Springjield: i. James, b. 
ID (20?) Feb., 1773. He left home as a young man, went to sea, 
and was not afterwards heard from. 2. Margaret, b. 15 Feb., 1775; 
mar. Alexander Rumrill ; intention entered in Springfield records, 
29 Sept., 1798. 3. Hannah, twin of Margaret, b. 15 Feb., 1775; mar. 
John Stebbins, 5 Sept., 1798. 4. Bathsheba, b. 2 Sept., 1777; mar. 
Solomoth (Solomon) Smith, — Dec, i8oo. 5. John, b. 30 Aug., 
1779; mar. Sarah Foster, 20 Dec, 1803. He moved to Lewis Co., 
N. Y., where he lived for many years. Place and date of death un- 
known. Children: (a) John Stebbins, M. D., b. 30 Jan., 1805; mar. 
Ruby Ann Williams, 26 Sept., 1827, in Fly Cr., Otsego Co., N. Y. 
He was drowned in Schuyler's Lake, N. Y., 17 June, 1858. She was 
b. 3 Aug., 1807 and d. 4 March, 1862, in Fort Plain, N. Y. Chil- 
dren: Wayne Collins, b. 14 Feb., 1829. Sabine Augusta, b. 19 May, 
1832. Lucien Wood, b. 21 April, 1834. Eliphalet Williams, b. 12 
April, 1836. Mary Eliza, b. 22 Oct., 1838. Frances Susanna, b. 



FOURTH GENERATION. 35 

17 April, 1845. (b) Henry, b. 7 Jan., 1808; mar. Hannah Johnson, 
i4 Feb., 1833. Children: Alfred, b. 25 May, 1835. Harriet, b. 5 
March, 1841. Hannah, b. 3 April, 1845. (c) Allen, b. 26 March, 
1810, in Turin, N. Y. ; mar. Almira Brainard, of Lowville, N. Y., 
20 June, 1837. She was b. 14 Nov., 181 7, in Martinsburg, N. Y., 
and d. 28 Oct., 1868, in Peru, 111. Children: Ela Lawrence, M. D., 
b. 18 Oct., 1839. Emma Brainerd, b. 14 Feb., 1849. (d) Fanny, 
b. 10 Sept., 1812; mar. Paris Woolworth, of Turin, N. Y., 29 May, 
1835. He d. 10 Feb., 1864, in Rockford, 111. Children: Wayne P., 
b. 2 Dec, 1836. Frances E., b. 11 April, 1838. Owen L., b. 7 Feb., 
1848. (e) Alfred, b. 12 Feb., 1815 ; mar. Elizabeth Robbins, 25 
Dec, 1839, in Rocky Hill, Conn. He d. in Portland, Conn., 3 Jan., 
1877. 6. Elijah Worthington, b. 3 June, 1781 ; mar. Lucy Ripley, 
dau. of Hezekiah Ripley, of Windham, Conn., 22 May, 1815. She 
was b. 10 May, 1794. Children: (a) George Ripley, b. 20 June, 
1816, in Sherburne, N. Y. ; mar. Mary Ann Raymond, 20 Sept., 
1842, in Brooklyn, N. Y. She was dau. of Eliakim Raymond, of 
Brooklyn, N. Y., and b. there 2 Nov., 182 1. Children: Lucy Ripley, 
b. 2 July, 1843. Mary Carrington, b. 27 Nov., 1844. Eliakim Ray- 
mond, b. 3 Sept., 1846. George Worthington, b. 24 April, 1848. 
John Raymond, b. 9 July, 1850. Henry Harmon, b. 3 Aug., 1852. 
Tasker Howard, b. 31 Dec, 1853. Ward Raymond, b. 15 Dec, 
1855. Harriet Emily, b. 30 June, 1857. Susan Esther, b. 10 Aug.. 
1859. Robert Pratt, b. 15 Aug., 1861. Frances Cornelia, b. i Nov., 
1864. Maria Anderson, b. 19 Dec, 1867. (b) Harriet Amelia, b. 
27 March, 1818, in Sherburne, N. Y. ; mar. Austin Harmon, of 
Brockport, N. Y. (c) Henry Worthington, b. in Windham, Conn., 
24 Nov., 1822 ; mar. Mary, dau. of Elnathan Holman, of Fairfax, 
Va., 6 May, 1846. Children: Margaret H., b. i June, 1847. Henry, 
b. about 1859. 7- Henry, b. 21 Aug., 1783; mar. Hannah Webster, 
6 Oct., 1812. 8. Chloe, b. 9 Dec, 1787; mar. Calvin Cooley, — Oct., 

1806. 9. Cynthia, b. ; mar. Chester Cooley, 10 May, 1817. 

10. Abiah, b. 18 Aug., 1794; mar. Luther Hosmer, 4 July, 1812, in 
Springfield, Mass. ; d. 4 Feb., 1883, in Springfield. He was son of 
Josiah Hosmer, Jr., and Abigail (Barrett) ; b. 31 Oct., 1788, in 
Templeton, Mass., and d. 22 Nov., 1875, in Springfield, Mass. Chil- 
dren, excepting Caroline, all b. in Springfield: (a) Charles Bliss, b. 
8 Feb., 1814; mar. 19 June, 1845, Caroline Elizabeth Jones, in New 
Bedford, Mass. Five children. He d. 5 Oct., 1888. She d. 14 
Nov., 1886, both in Springfield, Mass. (b) Caroline, b. 2 Jan., 
1816, in Templeton, Mass.; mar. Hiram Booth, 21 Oct., 1837, in 
Chicopee, Mass. Ten children. He was b. 22 Sept., 18 14, and d. 17 
Nov., 189 1, in Lamoille, 111. She d. in same 18 Aug., 1895. (c) 
Abigail, b. 24 March, 1818; mar. 5 April, 1837, Pomeroy Booth, in 



36 THE COLT OX FAMILY. 

Springfield, Mass. Xine children. Ke was b. 27 Oct., 1815, in 
Hatfield, Mass., and d. 16 Jan., 1887, in Springfield, Mass. (d) 
Harriet, b. 15 Oct.. 1S19; mar. 18 Aug., 1858, John Hopkins Fuller, 
in Springfield, Mass. Xo children. He was b. 19 Jan., 1809, in 
Amherst, X. H., and d. 26 Sept., 1S66, in Springfield, Mass. (e) 
Luther, b. 21 Aug., 1821 ; mar. i July, 1846, Nancy Judson Hall, 
in Worcester, Mass. Four children. She was b. 28 Nov., 1S23, in 
Worcester, and d. there 3 Nov., 1878. He d. 25 Nov., 1866, in 
Springfield, Mass. (f) Chester Cooley, b. 6 Oct., 1823; mar. Annie 
Millie Farrell, 24 April, 1850, in San Francisco, Cal. Two children. 

She was b. , 1828, in Manchester, England, and d. 22 Nov., 

1897, in Stockton, Cal. Pie d. 16 Aug., 1879, i^i Chinese Camp, Cal. 
(g) George, b. 8 Feb., 1826; mar. Sarah Lathrop, 11 Sept., 1849, 
in Warehouse Point, Conn. Eight children. She was b. 27 Oct., 
1829, in Granby, Mass. (h) Mary Ann, b. 5 April, 1828; mar. 
Allen Gardner Sinclair, i Jan., 1849, in Springfield, Mass. Two 
children. She d. 17 Oct., 18S7, in New York Citj-. He was b. 25 
March, 1825, in Hardwick, Vt. (i) Maria, b. 17 Nov., 1830; mar. 
Edwin Henry Winchell, 29 Feb.. 1848, in Somerville, Conn. Three 
children. He was b. 30 Nov., 1829, in Pittsfield, Mass. She d. 11 
Oct., 1880, in Springfield, Mass. (j) Henry Thomas, b. 22 Nov., 
1832 ; d. at sea in 1852. (k) William Edward, b. 23 Oct., 1835 ; 
mar. Sarah Antoinette Hall, 6 Dec, 1853, in Worcester, Mass. Two 
children. She was b. 27 .\ug., 1836, in Worcester, Mass., and d. 10 
Feb., 1891, in Springfield, .Mass. He d. 7 Sept., 1866, in same. (1) 
Daughter, b. 2 Sept., 1839; d. 9 Sept., 1839. 
243. vi. Damei. b. 31 March, 1756, in Brimfield, Mass.; mar. Susannah Rob- 
bins, of Wilbraham, Mass. She d. 30 June, 1788. He d. in Spring- 
field, Mass. 

244. vii. Benjamin, bap. in Brimfield, Mass., 15 Oct., 1758. He served as 

drummer in .Maj. Andrew Cotton's Co. of Minute Men; marched in 
answer to the alr.rm of 19 April, 1775; also in Capt. Isaac Colton's 
Co., Col. David Brewer's 9th Regt., enlisting 12 May, 1775. His 
name appears in muster roll of l Aug., 1775, and at Roxbury, 7 
Oct., 1775; also in Capt. Colton's Co., Col. Rufus Putnam's, late 
Col. Brewer's, 9th Regt. 

245. viii. Mercy, b. 16 April, 1761, in Brimfield; mar. John Glover, of Wilbra- 

ham, Mass., 29 Aug., 1778. He was son of Samuel and Joyce (New- 
comb Jones) Glover and great-grandson of Rev. Peletiah Glover, 
the second minister to the town of Springfield, from 1661 to 1692. 
He d. 22 July, 1830, aged 77 years. She d. i Oct., 1836, both in 
Wilbraham. Children all b. in Wilbraham: i. Samuel, b. 24 March, 
1779; d. 14 Feb., 1829. 2. Thomas, b. 28 May, 1781 ; mar Flavia 
Warriner, dau. of Moses and Mary CWarner) Warriner, of Wilbra- 



FOURTH GENERATION. 37 

ham. 3. Peletiah, b. , 17S3; d. , 1791. 4. Joyce, twin 

of Peletiah, d. an infant. 5. Mary, b. 23 March, 1785 ; mar. Freeman 
Sweet, son of Palmer and Lucy Sweet, of Farmington, Conn., 3 
Sept., 1809. She d. 15 Sept., 1848, in Hartford, Conn. Children: 
(a) Mary Anne, b. 30 June, 1810, in Suffield, Conn.; mar. James 
Babcock Shultas, of Hartford, 15 Nov., 1829; d. 2 May, i860, in 
Hartford. Children: (a 1-3) Three children d. in infancy. (34) 
Charles Carroll, b. 4 July, 1838 ; mar. Isabel, dau. of Charles Fowler, 
of New York, 28 Oct., 1863; d. 18 July, 1870, in New York. Child: 
Charles Fowler, b. 19 Oct., 1864. (as) Caroline Boardman, b. 19 
Jan., 1841 ; mar. Jacob Knous, 18 Oct., 1862. Children: (a 5 a) 
Anne Catherine, b. 21 April, 1865; mar. William Henry Burtensham, 
of Detroit, Mich., 24 April, 1889. (a 5 b) Carrie Isabel, b. 26 Feb., 
1868; mar. Lewis Darling Parker, son of Rev. Edwin Pond Parker, 
D. D., of Hartford, Conn., 9 Sept., 1891. Children: Margery Sweet, 
b. 28 April, 1893. Truman Wooster, b. 21 Oct., 1894. Lewis Pond, b. 

25 July, 1898. Robina Knous, b. . Caroline Whitfield, b. . 

(a 5 c) Louise Shultas, b. 10 Aug., 1871 ; mar. Beecher Maynard 
Grouse, of Utica, U. Y., 5 Sept., 1894. Child: Caroline Shultas, b. 26 
Feb., 1896. (b) Caroline Amelia, b. 21 June, 1814; mar. Norman 
Boardman, of ew York, 19 Sept., 1837; d. in Little Rock, Ark., , 

1841. 6. Sophia, b. 29 Dec, 1786; mar. William Adams, of Suffield; 
d. 1839. Two children. 7. Roxana, b. i Dec, 1788; mar., first, Ira 
Stacey, of Belchertown ; second, Jason Miller. Four children by first 
marriage; the third, Harriet, b. 3 June, 1821 ; mar. Hon. Geo. T. 
Spencer, of Saybrook, Conn. 8. John Joseph, b. 26 May, 1791 ; mar. 

Agnes Jane Larkin ; d. in Natchez, Miss., , 1828. 9. Erastus, 

b. 9 Feb., 1793; mar. Lucinda Bolton, of Wilbraham ; d. , 

1842. 10. Joyce, b. 12 April, 1795; mar. John Thayer, of Monson ; 
d. 19 Jan., 1843, in Monson, Mass. Three children. II. Ralph, b. 
28 Oct., 1797; mar. Amelia Evans, dau. of Dr. Joseph Evans, 9 
Feb., 1830. He was a practicing physician in New York for twenty- 
five years, removed to Wilbraham in 1854, where for four years he 
served as Town Clerk, Justice of the Peace, etc., and then returned 
to New York, where he d. They had seven children. 12. Eleanor, 
b. 12 Sept., 1863 ; d. i Sept., 1805. 

Children by second ivife Ruth. 

246. ix. Edward Bond,, Maj., b. 15 June, 1779, in Wilbraham, Mass.; mar. 

Esther Cutler, dau. of Nathan Cutler, about 1801, in Coeymans, 
N. Y. He d. about 1819, in Eaton, Madison Co., N. Y. 

247. X. Moses. Col... b. 4 Nov., 1781, in Wilbraham, Mass.; mar. Betsy Waters, 

of Charlton, Worcester Co., Mass., 3 Jan.. 1808. She d. 26 June, 



38 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

1S26. He mar., second, Lydia Adaline Waters, — Aug., 1827. He 

mar., third, Mrs. Bridget A. Buckingham, , 1847. He d. 7 

April, 1856. 

248. xi. Bathsheb.a., b. , 1785; mar. Justin Murphy, , 1809^ 

Children: i. Jerusha B., b. , 1811; mar. Henry Bateman 

Goodyear, 3 Jan., 1S44. He d. 11 Feb., 1879, in Paris, France. Sh& 
d. 5 Aug., 1881, in Boston, Mass. Children: (a) Mary, d. in in- 
fancy, (b) Mary, b. 11 May, 1847; mar. Edwin H. Corey, 15 Oct., 
1873, in Heidelburg, Germany. Children: (bi) Emma, b. 27 Jan., 
1875, in Boston, Mass.; mar. William Augustus Allen, 11 March, 
1897. in New York. Child: John Goodyear, b. 11 July, 1900. (b 2) 

Maude, b. 28 April, 1896, in Boston, Mass. (c) Eunice, b. ; 

d. 1877, in Paris, France, (d) Nelson, b. ; d. , in 

Heidelburg, Germany, (e) Henry, (f) Fanny, b. , 1855, 

in New York City, (g) Florence, b. , 1856, in New York 

City, (h) Harriet, b. , i860, in New York City, (i) Austin, 

b. and d. in London, England. 2. Mary, b. , 1S14; mar. Wm. 

R. Taylor. 

82. CHARLES, CAPTAIN * {Brnjamiti '" ami Elizabeth {Pyn- 
chon), Isaac r George^), b. 8 March, 1724; mar. Mercy Sykes, 20 
Oct., 1748. She was b. 31 Oct., 1728 and d. 7 Sept., 1823. He d. 9 
March, 1809. He served in the Revolutionary War before Ticon- 
deroga in Col. Ruggles Woodbridge's Regt. ; also in Col. John Gra- 
ham's 2d Regt., 1 Jan., 1777, to 11 Oct., 1778. At one time he kept 
a public house on State St. in Springfield. 

Children. 

249. i. Frederick, b. 31 July, 1749; d. 20 March, 1824, in Springfield; served 

in the Revolutionary war first as a Minute Man in Capt. Paul 
Langdon's Wilbraham Co., 20 April, 1775; 28 April to i Aug., 1775, 
in Capt. Gideon Burt's Co., Col. Timothy Danielson's Regt. His 
name is mentioned manj' times in pay rolls, etc., in some as a 
wagoner; reported discharged 14 Nov., 1779, after three j'ear's 
service in Capt. Charles Colton's Co., Col. John Graham's Regt, 
and in Capt. Samuel Flower's Co., Col. Greaton's Regt. 

250. ii. Nancy, b. 20 June, 1750; mar. Bela Nichols, of Boston, Mass., 28 

Feb., 1 78 1. 

251. iii. Roxoi.ANA (Roxana), b. 10 Oct., 1752; mar. Aaron Morgan, of Chico- 

pee, Mass. Children: i. Roxana, mar. Apollos Morgan and lived in 
Northfield, Mass. 2. Mercy, mar. Cyrus Stebbins. Children: Susan, 
Sylvanus, Charles, Roxana. 3. Betsy, b. 28 June. 1781 ; mar. Elisha 



' FOURTH GENERATION. 39 

Chapin, 23 July, 1803. He was b. 29 Feb., 1774, and d. 16 July, 
1837. She d. Nov., 1862. Children: (a) Maria, b. 8 Dec, 1804; d. 
8 Dec, 1840; unmarried, (b) Thomas Jefferson, b. 22 Nov., 1807; 
mar. Harriet Allen, (c) Eunice, b. 23 Nov., 1810; mar. Drodate B. 
Rice, (d) Miriam Littlefield, b. 23 Dec, 1813; mar. John Wilson, 
23 Oct., 1831. (e) Elizabeth, b. 22 July, 1816; mar. Noah White, 
July, 1837; d. 9 Oct., 1840. (f) Nancy Colton, b. 8 May, 1819; 
mar. Joseph Pepper, 7 June, 1842. (g) Mary Soley, b. 20 March, 
1825 ; d. 20 Aug., 1842, unmarried. 

252. iv. Charles, b. 8 Aug., 1756; d. 8 Aug., 1756. 

253. v. Alexander, b. 21 June, 1757; d. 21 June, 1757. 

254. vi. Margaret, b. 26 May, 1758; mar. Joel Marbel, 27 Nov., 1781. 

255. vii. DiMOND, b. 18 June, 1761 ; mar. Thankful Bliss, dau. of Capt. Timothy 
and Thankful Bliss, 16 Jan., 1790. He d. 11 June, 1808. She d. 
5 May, 1837. 

256. viii. Lois, b. 9 Feb., 1763; mar. Calvin Stebbins, son of Capt. Thomas 

Stebbins, 24 April, 1788. He was b. 29 June, 1758. She d. 29 Dec, 
185 1. Children: i. Horace, b. 26 Jan., 1789; d. 3 Sept., 1825. 2. 
Ralph, b. 28 Nov., 1790; d. 7 July, 1826. 3. Roderick, b. 26 Dec, 
1792; d. II Sept., 1795. 4. Charlotte, b. 29 March, 1795 ; d. 19 

Sept., 1849. 5. Isabel, b. 4 April, 1797; mar. Callender. 6. 

Mary, b. 11 March, 1800; d. 10 Nov., 1802. 7. Lois, b. 7 April, 
1802; d. 6 May, 1865. 8. Mary Ely, b. 18 Sept., 1805; d. 2 Aug., 
1859. 

83. MOSES ^ {Benjamin ^^ and Elizabeth {Pynchon), Isaac ^ 
George^), b. 9 Feb., 1726, in Springfield, Mass.; mar. Lucy Peirce, of 
Springfield, 11 Aug., 1749. He d. 23 Sept., 1771. 

Children. 

257. i. Lucy, b. 20 July, 1750; mar. Benjamin Stebbins, 29 Jan., 1794. 

258. ii- Benjamin, b. , 1752; mar. Rebecca , , 1780; d. about 

1790. 

84. GIDEON * {Benjamin^^ and Elizabeth {Pynchon) , Isaac J" 
George'^), b. 11 Feb., 1728; mar. Sarah Burt, dau. of David and Sarah 
(Colton) Burt, 21 Feb., 1753. She was b. 12 Nov., 1734, and d. 28 
March, 1759 (see No. 68). He mar., second, Joanna Colton, dau. of 
Lieut. John and Mercy (Stebbins) Colton, 18 June, 1761. She was b. 
4 Oct., 1739, and d. 10 Sept., 1788 (see No. 192). He d. 16 June, 
1823. He served in the war of the Revolution. 



40 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

Children by first wife, Sarah, all h. in Longmeadow. 

259. i. Simeon, b. 17 May, 1753; d. 24 May, 1754. 
260. ii- Simeon, Ensign, b. 21 Jan., 1755; mar. Elizabeth Colton, dau. of 
Solomon and Lucy (Cooley) Colton (see No. 429), 11 Dec, 1783. 
He d. 5 Jan., 1834. She d. 27 May, 1838. 

261. iii. Sarah, b. 26 Feb., 1737; mar. Reuben Warriner, of Wilbraham, Mass., 

15 Feb., 1783. Removed to Versline. Vt., in 1788. Children: I. 
Sally, b. II May, 1783. 2. Justin, b. 24 Dec, 1786. 3. Anna, b. 30 
June, 1788. 4. Nancy, b. 29 July, 1790. 5. Chauncey, b. 16 May, 
1792; d. 18 Aug., 1802. 6. Reuben, b. i April, 1794; d. — Aug., 
1799. 7. Linda, b. — July, 1796; d. — Aug., 1796. 8. Lucinda, b. 
30 June, 1798. 9. Reuben, b. 16 Feb., 1801. 

Children by second icnfe, Joanna, all b. in Longmeadow. 

262. iv. Silence, b. and d. 26 March, 1762. 

263. V. Gideon, Capt., b. 10 May, 1763; mar. Lucretia Woohvorth, dau. of 

Richard and Loice (Colton) Woohvorth (see No. 163). 23 July, 

1788. She was b. 9 April, 1765, and d. . 1848. He d. 21 

April, 1850. 

264. vi. Hanan, b. 28 Oct., 1764; mar. Eunice Cooley. dau. of George and 

Mabel Cooley, — June, 1788. She d. , 1806. He mar., 

second, Esther Roach, 15 Aug., 1808. He d. 25 Aug., 1828. 

265. vii. Zadock, b. 18 Feb., 1766; mar. Hulda Lanckdon, dau. of Noah Lanck- 

don, of West Springfield, Mass., 5 Nov., 1794. He d. 18 Dec, 1836, 
in Westfield, Mass. She d. in Westfield, i March, 1834. 

266. viii. Chauncey, b. 4 Nov., 1768; d. 6 Jan., 1775. 

267. ix. Sabra, b. 30 Nov., 1770; mar. Harrison EUvell, of Wilbraham. Mass., 

25 Jan., 1790. Children all b. in H'llhraham: I. Chloe, b. 17 Nov.. 
1791. 2. Harrison, b. 26 Feb., 1793. 3. Sophronia, b. 19 Aug., 1794. 

268. X. Elizabeth, b. 29 Dec, 1774; mar. John Bliss, of Longmeadow, Mass., 

II Oct., 1816. He was son of Aaron and Miriam (Colton) Bliss, 
b. 22 Nov., 1766 (see No. 165). She d. 16 July, 1851. He d. 23 
Nov., 1857. They resided in Longmeadow; had no issue, but they 
adopted a girl by the name of Philinda who was known by the name 
of Bliss. She mar. John Miller. 

269. vi. Chauncey, b. 11 Jan., 1779; d. 15 Feb., 1789. 



88. WILLIAM '' {Benjamin''' and Elizabeth {Pynchon) . Isaac.'' 
George'^), b. 6 Nov.. 1736; mar. Dorothy Ashley, 13 Aug., 1761. She 
was dau. of Maj. Noah and Dorothy Ashley, of Westfield, Mass. ; b. 
1 July, 1739; d. 31 July, 1821. He d. 24 July, 1813. 



FOURTH GENERATION. 41 

Children recorded in Springfield, Mass. 

270. i. Dorothy^ b. 24 March, 1762. 

271. ii. Zealous, b. 18 Oct., 1764; d. 14 May, 1802. In the old family Bible 

of Maj. Noah Ashley there is record of the death of Jane Colton, 
wife of Zealous, 30 March, 1799. The full name is not given, nor 
date of marriage, or whether or not there was issue. 

272. iii. Joseph Pynchon, b. 21 Feb., 1767; d. 10 Aug., 1794. 

273. iv. Hiram, b. ii Jan., 1769; d. 9 Nov., 1802. 

274. V. Noah Ashley, b. 11 Feb., 1771; d. 4 Nov., 1802. 

275. vi. Cephas, b. 15 Aug., 1774; d. 21 Sept., 1777. 

276. vii. Elizabeth, b. 11 Jan., 1777; mar. Elam Stockbridge, 21 July, 1814, 

in Springfield, Mass. She d. 20 Oct., 1826. He mar., second, Julia 

Williams, 14 April, 1833, in Hartford, Conn. He was b. , 

1793, and d. 21 June, 1881. Children: i. Elizabeth Colton, b. 24 
June, 1815 ; mar. James F. Comstock, of St. Louis, Mo., 17 Sept., 
1839; d. 8 Feb., 1842. He was son of Perez and Abbey Comstock, 
b. 10 March, 1808, in East Hartford, Conn., where he d. 16 July, 
1895. 2. Dorothy Ashley, b. 28 Feb., 1818; d. Ii Feb., 1838. 

97. EPHRAIM* {Lieut. Ephraim^'' and Mary {Noble), Ephraim/ 
George^), b. 9 May, 1705, in Longmeadow ; mar. Sarah Burt, dau. of 
Lieut. Jonathan and Lydia (Dumbleton) Burt, 16 Nov., 1732. She 
was b. 31 Oct., 1701, and d. 14 July. 1739. He mar., second, Mrs. 
Elizabeth (Hitchcock) Mighills, widow of Ezekiel Mighills, dau. of 
Luke and Elizabeth Hitchcock, 6 July, 1742. He d. 30 Sept., 1750. 

Children by first wife Sarah. 

293. i. Asa, b. 28 Aug., 1733; mar. Margaret Stiles, i Nov., 1757. She d. 18 
June, 1758. He mar., second, Mrs. Sarah Warriner, widow of Reuben 
(Willard) Warriner, 20 April, 1761. He d. 18 March, 1778. She d. 
3 April, 1816. 
294. ii. Sarah, b. 23 May, 1735; mar. George Colton, son of George and Ex- 
perience (Burt) Colton, 2 Nov., 1757. She d. in Vershire, Vt., 7 
June, 1792. 

295. iii. Eli, b. 17 Jan., 1737; mar. Meriba Warner, . He d. in Rowe, 

Mass., 16 Jan., 1800. She d. in same place 29 July, 1809. 
296. iv. Ephraim, b. 6 July, 1739; d. 30 Sept., 1777. 

103. SAMUEL* {Lieut. Ephraim ^"^ and Mary {Noble), Ephraim,^ 
George'^), b. 11 Dec, 1718; mar. Mary Hoar, of Brimfield, Mass., 19 



42 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

Feb., 1851, pub. 15 Sept., 1850. Removed with his family to Green- 
wich, Mass. 

Children recorded in Springfield, Mass. 

297. i. Job, b. 19 Jan., 1755. He served in the Revolutionary war as a private 
in Capt. Samuel Kilton's Co., Col. John Paterson's Regt., enlisting 
25 April, 1775, discharged i Aug., 1775. 

298. ii- D.AViD, b. 3 June, 1756; mar. Dolly Powers, ; d. in Cato, N. Y., 

, 1832. 

299. iii. Esther, b. 14 Oct., 1757; mar. Thomas Jones, of Wilbraham, 22 April, 

1779. 

300. iv. Mary, b. 7 Sept., 1759. 

301. V. Jerusha, b. 13 Feb., 1761. 

302. vi. Reuben, b. 26 Nov., 1762; mar. Sally Harwood, of Greenwich, 13 

Sept., 1787. She was b. , 1768. 

303. vii. Ephraim, b. 22 March, 1764; mar. Anna Roberts, 17 Dec, 1788; d. 

4 Oct., 1813. 

106. SAMUEL * {Samuel " and Mary (Bliss), Ephraim J" George ^), 
b. 7 Sept., 1727, in Longmeadow ; mar. Flavia Colton, dau. of Capt. 
Simon and Abigail (Burt) Colton. 26 Nov., 1759 (see No. 197). She 
d. 6 April, 1763. He mar., second, Lucy Colton, dau. of Lieut. John 
and Mercy (Stebbins) Colton, 16 Oct., 1765 (see No. 193). He d. 5 
Nov., 1748. Shed. 7 Dec, 1799. 

Children by first wife Flavia. 

304. i. Unnamed, b. i Feb., 1760; d. 3 Feb., 1760. 

Children by second wife Lucy. 

305. ii. Adn.a, b. 31 Aug., 1767; d. 9 Sept., 1767. 

306. iii. Unnamed, b. and d. 20 Nev., 1768. 

307. iv. Fi.AViA, b. I Oct., 1769; mar. Col. Alexander Field, 11 Oct., 1787. She 

d. 4 Aug., 1815. No children. 

308. v. Margaret, b. 18 Nov., 1770; d. 28 Dec, 1770. 

309. vi. Margaret, b. 19 Oct., 1771; mar. David Booth, son of Capt. Joseph 

and Mary (Hale) Booth. He was b. 2 March, 1765, and d. 12 
April, 1827. She d. 7 Jan., 1817. Children: i. David, b. 10 Dec, 
1796. 2. Lucy, b. II Dec, 1798; d. 7 Aug., 1871. 3. Margaret, b. 
30 Oct., 1800; mar. Francis Bartlett, 19 April, 1830. 4. Joseph, b. 
19 Oct., 1802 ; mar. Sophronia Colton, dau. of Capt. Gad and Nancy 



FOURTH GENERATION. 43 

(Colton) Colton, 22 Jan., 1829 (see No. 472). 5. Flavia, b. 23 Dec, 
1804; mar. Amasa Converse, 16 Dec, 1828. 6. Mary, b. 8 Sept., 
1807; mar. Paul A. Haralson, 21 Oct., 1849. 7. Sarah, b. 17 Dec, 
1809; mar. Jonathan Cable, 23 Dec, 1834. 8. Samuel Colton, b. 6 
May, 1812; mar. Mary Anne Alvord, — Nov., 1S33. He mar., 
second, Rhoda Colton, dau. of Ebenezer Chandler and Phebe (Bar- 
ton) Colton, 26 March, 1840 (see No. 846). 

310. vii. Lucy, b. 8 June, 1773; mar. Benjamin Stebbins, of Belchertown, Mass., 

29 Jan., 1794. Moved to Boston where he was a merchant. She d. 
18 Oct., 1804. 

311. viii. Samuel, b. 8 Sept., 1775; d. 25 Aug., 1777. 

312. ix. Samuel, b. 4 Feb., 1778; mar. Anne Gregory Warriner, dau. of Dea. 
Noah and Grace Warriner, 6 March, 1799. He d. 17 June, 181 1. 
She mar., second. Rev. Gideon Burt, 12 March, 1816. 

107. JOSIAH ^ {Josiah-* a?id Margaret {Pease), Ephraim^ 
George^), b. 7 Oct., 1709, in Enfield, Conn.; mar. Ruth Allen, 13 
Jan., 1743. Settled at first in Enfield, but in June, 1765 or '66 re- 
moved with his family to Plainfield, N. H., where he and his wife died. 

Chifdren, excepting vi and vii, all recorded in Enfield. 

313. i. Mary, b. 29 Dec, 1743; mar. Henry Colton, son of Ebenezer and 

Deborah (Chandler) Colton, 31 March, 1785, as his second wife 
(see No. 169). She d. 28 June, 1821. 

314. ii. Sarah, b. 26 Dec, 1745 ; mar. James Pease and settled in Somers, 

Conn. Children recorded in Somers: 1. Prudence, b. 21 Feb., 1774. 
2. Margaret, b. 2 July, 1776. 3. James, b. 13 Dec, 1779. 4. Josiah, 
b. 9 Sept., 1783. 

315. iii. Ruth, b. 26 Feb., 1748; mar. Moses Shepard as his second wife and 

settled in Sharon, Vermont. No children. 

316. iv. Eleanor, b. 28 Oct., 1750; did not marry. 

317- V. Job, b. 18 Oct., 1752; m.ar. Tabitha Parkhurst. He was drowned 7 
Dec, 1810. He served as a private in the Revolutionary war in Col. 
Chase's Regt, New Hampshire troops, at Ticonderoga, N. Y., dis- 
charged 16 June, 1777. 
318. vi. Lemuel, b. 22 June, 1754, in Wilbraham, Mass.; mar. Lydia S. Shep- 
ard, in Sharon, Vt., — April, 1796. She d. 5 March, 1852, in 
Steuben, Ind. He d. 4 March, 1831, in Johnson. Vt. 

319. vii. Marg.aret. b. , 1756; did not marry. 

320. viii. Zibea, (Ziboah), b. 5 April, 1760; mar. Roswell Miner, , 1782; 

d. 15 May, 1834, in Sherburne, Vt. He was b. 25 Sept., 1753, and 
d. 15 Nov., 1809. Children: i. Samuel, b. 19 June, 1783; mar. 
Azubal Boynton; d. 15 May, 1854. 2. Roswell, b. 29 Jan., 1785. 3. 



44 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

Philena, b. 22 March, 1787; d. 8 March, 1807. 4. Polly, b. 4 April, 
1789. 5. Luther, b. 23 Feb., 1791 ; d. 29 June, 1813. 6. Ruth, b. 
30 Jan., 1793; mar. Timothj' Ruggles. 7. David, b. 13 May, 1794. 
8. Ira, b. 16 June, 1796; d. 20 Oct., 1802. 9. Orrin, b. 24 Jan., 1799. 
10. William, b. 17 Feb., 1801 ; d. 25 April, 1801. 11. Irene P., b. 
8 Sept., 1802 ; mar. Hiram Cook. 

321. ix. Rachel, b. 29 March, 1762; mar. Ebenezer Clough and settled in 

Grantham, N. H. She had one son, Willard, who mar. Florinda 
Buell. 

322. X. JosiAH, b. 13 Aug., 1764; d. 20 Aug., 1789. 

114. ELI, REVEREND* Rev. Benjamin-^ and Ruth {Taylor), 
Ephraim,^ George'^), b. 5 Aug., 1716, in West Hartford, Conn., grad- 
uated at Yale Coll., 1737 ; mar. Mrs. Eunice Smith, of Simsbury. Conn., 
4 May, 1741. She was b. 7 Feb., 1705. She mar., third, Joseph Higley, 
and d. 12 March, 1797. He studied theology with his father. Rev. 
Benjamin Colton, and was settled as pastor of the Congregational 
Church in Granby, Conn., Dec, 1740; dismissed Nov., 1742; settled 
in Stafford, Conn., 1744. He d. 8 June, 1756. 

Children. 

323. i. Ei.EAZER, LiEin., b. 2 Oct., 1742; baii. 17 Oct., 1742. He served in the 

army of the Revolution; d. 9 Sept., 1789. 
324. ii- Ithamar, b. 15 Nov., 1744; mar. Alinda Wells, of Farmington, Conn., 

19 Feb., 1769. She d. 17S6. He mar., second, Andrus. She 

d. and he mar., third, Miriam Henton, 1798. He served in the 
army of the Revolution; d. 15 June, 1806. 

325. iii. Eliakim, b. ; mar. Betsy Viets. She was b. 1761 and d. in 

Granby, Conn., 12 July, 1827. They had no children of their own, 
but they adopted a boy recorded as Zaphar Viets who mar. Anna, 
dau. of Lemuel Colton. 12 May. iSio (see No. 662). He served 
in the army of the Revolution with his brother Ithamar in the 5th 
Reg., Conn. Vol.. Col. Philip B. Bradley, from ist July to 13 Dec, 
1780. Also under Lieut. Hays, Aug. and Sept., 1776. 

326. iv. Eunice, b. about 1750; mar. Asa Higley. He d. 28 Feb., 1805. She 

mar., second, Joseph Higley. She d. 31 Dec, 1814. Children: 

I. Asa, b. ; d. 3 Sept., 1840. 2. Eunice, b. 24 Sept., 1777; 

mar. Thadeus Hayes; d. 15 July. 1863. 3. Pliny, b. ; d. 3 

Feb., 1861. 4. Theodotia, b. ; d. 9 Oct., 1853. 

327. V. Lemcel. b. . 1 751; mar. Achsa Sheldon, of Suffield, Conn., 

1 781 ; d. 29 April, 1789. 



FOURTH GENERATION. 45 

328. vi. Samuel^ b. 22 Oct., 1754, in Stafford, Conn.; mar. Lois Brown, in 
Windsor, Conn., 8 April, 1779. He d. 22 Oct., 1823, in Bloomfield 
(then Wintonburg), Conn. 

117o BENJAMIN, CAPTAIN * {Rev. Benjamin ^^ and Ruth 
{Taylor), Ephraim^ George'^), b. in West Hartford, Conn., 4 June, 
1724, bap. 7 June, 1724; mar. Anna Whiting; dau. of Jaines Whiting, 
of Hartford, Conn., 27 Oct., 1746. He d. 31 Dec, 1778. He was 
Ensign, May, 1760; Lieutenant, May, 1761; Captain, Oct., 1770, and 
Justice of the Peace, 1775-6. 

Children. 

329. i. Benjamin, bap. 15 Sept., 1751; d. in youth. 

330. ii. Anna, bap. 28 Dec, 1755; d. in youth. 

331. iii- Joseph E., b. , 1758; mar. Esther Belden, of West Hartford, il 

Aug., 1776. He d. in West Hartford, 7 March, 1800. She d. in 
Woodbury, Conn., 30 Aug., 1826. 
332. iv. Ruth, bap. 2 Nov., 1760; did not marry. 

130. ABIJAH, DEACON * {Rev. Benjamin ^^ and Elizabeth {Pit- 
kin), Ephraim^ George'^), bap. 4 April, 1731, in West Hartford, 
Conn.; mar. Mary Gaylord, of West Hartford, 24 April, 1774. She 
d. 30 Nov., 1827. He was a public-spirited man and served the com- 
munity in many ways; was ensign of the fourth company of the train 
band of Hartford ; commissioner to establish a highway from Hart- 
ford to Farmington, and was for many years Deacon in the Congrega- 
tional Church in West Hartford, where he d. 8 Aug., 1815. 

Children all b. in West Hartford, Conn. 

Z3i. i. Mary, b. 30 March, 1775; mar. Ebenezer Faxon, of West Hartford, 
25 Nov., 1802; d. 20 March, 1850. He d. 7 Jan., 1865. Children: 
I. Laura, b. 9 Sept., 1803 ; mar. Albert W. Butler, of Hartford, 
Conn., 21 Sept., 1828. 2. Chester, b. 14 Sept., 1805; mar. Sarah 
Deming. He d. 5 Nov., 1885, in West Hartford. 3. Lewis, b. 26 
Jan., 1808; mar. Sarah G. Perkins. 4. Julius, b. 27 June, 1810; d. 
12 Jan., 1848. 5. Charlotte, b. 19 Sept., 1812; d. 13 Sept., 1814. 6. 
Jane, b. 7 Oct., 1815. 

334. ii. Elizabeth, b. — Feb., 1777; d. in West Hartford, 24 June, i860. 
^2,B' "^* George, Rev., b. 12 Jan., 1779; mar. Lucy Cowles, of Otisco, N. Y., 
S Nov., 1808. He d. in Wethersfield, Conn., 13 Feb., 1858. 



46 THE COLTON FAMILY. 

336. iv. Horace, b. , 1781. 

337. V. Chester, Rev., b. — Dec, 1783; mar. Elizabeth Faxon, of West Hart- 
ford, 25 May, 181 5. She was b. — Aug., 1787, and d. 20 May, 1S65. 
He d. in New Carlisle, Ohio, 12 Sept., 1850. 
338. \-i. Charles, b. 5 March, 1787; d. 16 Jan., 1816. 

339. vii. Roderick, b. , 1790; mar. Nancy Faxon, dau. of Ebenezer Faxon, 

15 May, 1817. He d. 18 Sept., 1862, in West Hartford. 

122. GEORGE, REVEREND^ {Rev. Benjamin-' and Elizabeth 
{Pitkin), Ephraim^ George'^), bap. 11 July, 1736, in West Hartford, 
Conn.; mar. Rhoda Ely, dau. of John and Eunice (Colton) Ely, of 
Springfield, Mass., 7 Oct., 1766 (see No. 61). She was b. 12 May, 
1746, and d. 5 March, 1786. He mar., second, Mrs. Martha (Alvord) 
Strong, of Hartford, Conn., 11 Dec, 1788. He d. in Bolton, Conn., 
27 June, 1812. Graduated at Yale Coll., 1756, received license to 
preach from the Hartford North Association, 3 Oct., 1758; installed 
pastor of the Congregational Church of Bolton, 9 Nov., 1763, and con- 
tinued in that pastorate till his death. As a settlement the society voted 
him £200 and an annual salary of £80 lawful money and his firewood, 
not to exceed thirty cords. His ministry appeared to have been pros- 
perous as during it he received into his church 329, of whom 288 were 
by profession and 41 by letter. He was widely known for his eccen- 
tricities and many anecdotes are still current respecting them. He is 
said to have furnished the model for Doctor Johns in Donald G. 
Mitchell's work of that name; was popularly known as the "High 
Priest of Bolton," a title which attached itself to him on account of 
his unusual stature, 6 feet 5 inches. No children by either marriage. 

124. ZENAS ■* {Daniel ^^ and Anna {Munger), Ephraim,^ George ^), 

b. 23 June, 1731, in Guilford, Conn.; mar. Elizabeth , b. about 

1747 ; d. 24 March, 1792. He d. 17 Aug., 1798. He was a well edu- 
cated man, and very deaf. Nothing more definite is known respecting 
him or his family than is given here. 

Children. 

340. i. Daniel. 

341. ii. Charlotte 

342. iii. Claudius. 



FOURTH GENERATION. 47 

i4Z' ^^- John, b. 9 Feb., 1780; mar. Jane House, 25 Nov., 1797, in Clarence- 
ville, Que., Can. She was b. 17 April, 1780, and d. 24 Feb., 1824. 
He d. 21 Nov., 1832, in Russell town, Que., Can. 

129. MOSES ^ {Isaac^"" and Mary {Burt), Ephraim,^ George^), 
b. 22 May, 1724, in Longmeadow, Mass.; mar. Hannah Hitchcock, 
dau. of Nathaniel and Hannah Hitchcock, of Springfield, 27 Dec, 
1753. He d. 24 Feb., 1777. She d. 3 Dec, 1787. 

Children all b. in Wilbraham. 

344. i. Moses, b. 7 Oct., 1754; d. 20 Oct., 1774. 

345. ii. Hannah, b. 26 Dec, 1756; mar. John (Bedutha) Darby, 20 Dec, 1777. 

346. iii. Thankful Experience, b. 21 Dec, 1759; d. i May, 1775. 

347. iv. Nathan, b. 29 July, 1761; mar. Louisa Chapin, of Wilbraham, 28 

April, 1793. He d. about 1840, in Terre Haute, Ind. 

348. V. Reuben, b. 8 Dec, 1764; mar. Rhoda Law, 15 July, 1790, in Hartford, 

N. Y. She d. in Lansing, N. Y., 22 Jan., 1844. He d. in Yorkshire, 
N. Y., 14 July, 1848. 

349. vi. Aaron, b. 15 Oct., 1768; mar. Thankful Hitchcock, of Wilbraham, 3 

March, 1790. He d. 18 Nov., 1855. She d. 4 April, 1853. 

350. vii. Eunice, b. 28 Nov., 1771 ; mar. John Hale, son of Silas and Anna 

Hale, of Longmeadow, 15 Nov., 1792. He was b. 12 May, 1763, 
and d. 14 Sept., 1837. Children: l. Silas, b. 11 Dec, 1793. 2. 
Philinda, b. 2 Feb., 1796. 3. Hannah, b. 10 Aug., 1798; d. 15 
March, 1843. 

Note. — All are said to have been born in Wilbraham, but at that time Wil- 
braham was a part of Springfield and Nos. i, ii, iii and iv are there recorded. 

135. STEPHEN '^ {Isaac ^"^ and Mary {Burt) , Ephraim,- George^), 
b. 24 Aug., 1736, in Longmeadow, Mass.; mar. Abigail Stebbins, 2 
Dec, 1755. He d. 30 July, 1812. 

Children i-v ind. recorded in Springfield, vi-xiv in Wilbraham. 

351. i. Nameless, b. and d. 21 March, 1756. 

352. ii. Abigail, b. 24 Jan., 1757; mar. Henry Chapin, of Springfield, 3 March, 

1790; d. 13 Oct., 1818. Children: i. Henry, b. 14 Jan., 1792. 2. 
Thaddeus, b. — Aug., 1794. 3. Cynthea, b. — July, 1799- 

353. iii. Sarah, b. 19 June, 1758; mar. Ethan Warriner, 29 Sept., 1799. He d. 

28 March, 1815. She d. 4 Jan., 1S46. both in Wilbraham. Children: 
I. Miriam, b. 22 Oct., 1802. 2. Harriet, b. 5 Aug., 1805. 



48 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

354. iv. Isaac, b. 13 April, 1760; mar. Elizabeth Calkins, , 1783. She 

d. in Wilbraham, , 181 1. He d. in Vernon, Conn., 10 Nov., 

1803. 

355. V. Saborah, b. 17 March, 1762. 

356. vi. LuciNA, b. 10 Sept., 1764; int. of mar. pub. 18 Oct., 1785, Ansel Pater- 

son, of Wilbraham. 

357. vii. Chloe, b. I Jan., 1766; mar. David Calkins, Jr., of Wilbraham, 31 

Dec, 1789. She d. in Wilbraham, 30 April, 1847. 

358. viii. Reuba, b. 27 Nov., 1767; mar. Aaron Parsons, — Nov., 1814, in Barre, 

Vermont He was b. 12 Nov., 1776, in Swauzey, N. H. Lived and 
d. in Williamstown, Vt. 

359. ix. Stephen, b. 19 Jan., 1770. 

360. X. Pliny, b. 17 March, 1772; d. 6 Oct., 1774. 

361. xi. Elam, b. 29 Aug., 1774. 

362. xii. Mercy, b. — Oct., 1776. 

363. xiii. Hannah, b. 12 Feb., 1779; did not marry. 

364. xiv. Betsy, b. 4 Sept., 1780. 

148. MOSES* {Noah^* and Mary (Scott), Ephraim,^ George "■), 
b. 13 March, 1748; recorded in Brimfield, Mass.; mar. Dorcas Wins- 
low, , 1783. He d. 18 June, 1819, in Hubbardton, Vt. She 

was b. 4 Nov., 1758, in Virginia, of English parentage. She d. in 
Hubbardton, Vt., 5 June, 1832. (While she was young her father re- 
moved to Conn., having previously disposed of all his slave property 
excepting two family servants, a man and his wife, who desired to re- 
main ^\•ith him and who were taken north and abundantly provided for 
in Mr. Winslow's will.) He marched in response to the alarm of 19 
April, 1775, as a private in Capt. James Warriner's Co., of Wilbra- 
ham; enlisted 15 Sept., 1777, and marched 23 Sept., in Lieut. Josiah 
Wilson's Co., Col. Porter's Hampshire Regt., to reinforce Gen. Gates; 
discharged 17 Oct., 1777; served again from 7 Aug., 1780, to 3 Dec, 
1780, under Capt. Daniel Lunt. He is described as "stature six feet, 
complexion dark." 

Children. 

365. i. Clarinda, b. 7 June, 1784, in West Hubbardton, Vt. ; mar. Elijah 

Herrick, of Pittsfield, Mass. He had previously been married to 
Freedora Bissell, by whom he had two children Chester and Elijah. 
He was b. 16 June, 1769, and d. 28 June, 1834. He served in the 
War of 1812. She mar., second, David Jackson, , 1839, in 



FOURTH GENERATION. 49 

Hubbardton, Vt. ; d. i8 June, 1866, at the house of her son Ozias 
Bissell in Naperville, 111. Children, excepting No. i, all b. in Hub- 
bardton, Vt.: I. Moses Colton, b. 23 March, 1802, in Pittsfield, Mass.; 
mar. Sylvia, dau. of Ithamar and Sarah (Speer) Judson, of Wells, 
Bradford Co., Penn., 27 March, 1827. She was b. 2 Sept., 1809, and 
d. 25 June, 1874. He d. 25 Oct., 1864, in De Witt, Clinton Co., 
Iowa. Children: (a) Harold Colton, b. 9 June, 1832, in Genesee Co., 
N. Y. ; d. 27 Feb., 1885. (b) Sarah Jane, b. 15 Aug., 1834, in Ohio; 

mar. Dr. Thomas T. Corlis ; d. , 1866. (c) Clarinda M., b. 

16 June, 1836, in Jackson, Tioga Co., Penn. ; mar. Dr. William 
Vary, 25 May, 1857. (d) Susan Ann, b. 27 Nov., 1838, in Jackson, 
Tioga Co., Penn. ; mar. William Hauser, 30 Jan., 1868, in De Witt, 
Clinton Co., Iowa, (e) Freedom D., b. 3 June, 1840, in Jackson, 
Penn.; mar. Charles J. Hadley, — Oct., 1868; d. 29 Oct., 1876. 
2. Ozias Bissell, b. 22 Feb., 1807; mar. Eunice M. Resique, in Hub- 
bardton, Vt. 3. Susan, b. 17 Nov., 1809; d. an infant. 4. Susan 

Peckham, b. 31 July, 1811; mar. John Westcot, , 1835; d. 

2 Oct., 1872. 5. Mary, b. 3 Oct., 1814; d. 5 Jan., 1836, in Hub- 
bardton, Vt. 6. Zebulon Porter, b. 30 Nov., 1817; mar. in Bethany, 
Genesee Co., N. Y., Sarah M., dau. of Uriah and Delia (Cowles) 
Slayton. 7. Clarinda, b. 20 July, 1822; mar. Gilbert Demmick, in 
Rutland, Vt. 8. Ruby, b. 12 Oct., 1825 ; d. 15 Nov., 1846, in Lindon, 
Genesee Co., N. Y. 9. Freedom, b. 19 Jan., 1828 ; mar. De Witt 
Clinton Butler, in Naperville, 111., 5 Dec, 1848. 
366. ii- Lorenzo^ b. 25 Sept., 1785; mar. Pamelia Walker, in Hubbardton, Vt., 
I Jan., 1817. She was b. 29 Nov., 1792, and d. 15 May, 1865, in 
St. Charles, 111. He d. 2 Oct., 1854, in DeKalb, 111. 

367. iii. Don Carlos^ b. 3 Sept., 1787; d. an infant. 

368. iv. Don Carlos, 2d, b. 10 July, 1788; did not marry. He served in the 

War of 1812 and was at battle of Plattsburg; d. in Naperville, 111., 
23 Nov., 1852. 

369. v. Seraph, b. 10 Feb., 1791 ; did not marry. She lived for some years 

with her brother Harold in Michigan ; d. — March, 1865, in Cato, 
Manitowoc Co., Wis. 

370. vi. Harold, b. 21 Aug., 1794. He lived with his parents in Hubbardton, 

Vt., until their death, soon after which he went to the West, settling 
in Marshall, Mich., where he mar. Katherine Joy about the year 

1834. She was b. , 1816. He d. 10 Jan., 1864, in Marshall, 

Mich. No children. She mar., second, Stephen Ludlow. 

371. vii. Porter, b. 8 April, 1796; mar. Keziah Walker, in Hubbardton, Vt., 

, 1821. He d. 28 Oct., 1828. She d. 2 Sept., 1839. 

372. viii. Asenath Burt, b. 26 June, 1800, in Salisbury, or Sudbury, Vt. ; mar. 

George Gorham Walker, 30 Sept., 1819, in Hubbardton, Vt. ; d. 6 
Sept., 1868, in Caldwell's Prairie, Wis. He d. 19 Jan., 1874, in 

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50 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

Cato, Manitowoc Co., Wis. Children: i. Servia Rounds, b. 27 Sept., 
1820 ; mar. Seymour Doud Robinson, in Hubbardton, Vt, 5 Dec, 
1839. He was b. 3 Aug., 1816, in Hubbardton. She d. 10 Feb., 
1898, in Alexandria, Minn. Children: (a) Angelina Cordelia, b. 
21 Oct., 1840, in Hubbardton, Vt. ; mar. Alfred H. Westcot, 5 May, 
1864, in Cato, Wis. She d. 18 Nov., 1875, in Cato. He d. 20 June, 
1897, at Lake Mary, Minn. Children ail b. in Cato: (a i) Luna 
A., b. I Sept., 1866. (a 2) Frank, b. 19 March, 1868; d. 22 Aug., 
1868. (a 3) Alice L., b. 25 Oct., 1870. (34) Jessie M., b. 15 Aug., 
1875. (b) Josephine Amelia, b. 4 May, 1847, in Fond du Lac, Wis. ; 
mar. John Cyrus Barnard, 7 July, 1867. He was b. 7 Aug., 1844, 
• in St. Lawrence Co., N. Y. He enlisted Sept., 1861, in the 14th 

Regt., Wis. Vol., Co. E., and served four years and two months ; 
was in eight battles and many skirmishes ; was wounded at Vicks- 
burg. Mis., and again at Atlanta, Ga. Children: (b i) Nellie 
Sophia, b. 14 July, 1868. (b 2) Jessie May. b. 6 July, 1872. (b3) 
Sarah Bell, b. 10 March, 1884. (b4) Floyd Ivan, b. 18 June, 1888. 
(b5) Amy Ruth, b. 13 Dec, 1890. (c) Daniel Franklin, b. 31 
March, 1849, in Caldwell's, Prairie, Wis.; mar. Meto Wederman, 
10 Oct., 1877, in Manitowoc, Wis. She was b. 16 Sept., 1855, in 
Germany. Children both b. in Cato, If'is.: (c i) Walter H., b. 24 
July, 1878. (c2) Luella V.. b. 17 Dec, 1880. (d) Clementine 
Lucelia, b. 16 Sept., 1850, in Caldwell's Prairie, Wis. ; mar. Rev. 
John Paterson, 9 Nov., 1871, in Manitowoc, Wis. He d. 22 Jan., 
1887, in Milwaukee, Wis. Children: (d i) George Ernest, b. 19 
Oct., 1873. He served during the Spanish war in Porto Rico in 
Co. G., 2d Wis. Vol. Inf. (d 2) Helen Christine, b. 29 Oct., 1875. 
(d 3) Grace Luella, b. 2 Oct., 1877. (d 4) Walter De Loss, b. 14 
July, 1879. (d 5) Isabella Clementine, b. 20 March, 1883. (d 6) 
Jean Rose, b. 12 Jan.. 1887. (e) De Loss Seymour, b. 28 Feb., 
i860, in Cato, Manitowoc Co., Wis. ; d. 22 Sept., 1873. 2. Jane Ann, 
b. in Hubbardton, Vt., 19 Jan., 1822; mar. Daniel J. Gleason, of 
Benson, Vt., 3 March, 1841. He d. 8 June, 1870. She d. 19 Feb., 
1887. Child: Julia Sesira, b. 28 Feb., 1842; d. 30 March, 1862, 
in Caldwell, Wis. 3. Angeline Burlingame, b. 5 Sept., 1823 ; mar. 
James Resseigue, of Caldwell, Wis., 18 Feb., 1849. She d. March, 
1859. He was a soldier in the war of the Rebellion and was killed 
in battle. No children. 4. George Burt, b. 2 Sept., 1825, in Hub- 
bardton, Vt. ; went with his i)arents to Caldwell, Wis., Sept., 1847; 
was a resident of Marshall, Mich., for five years and in 1852 went 
to California overland as captain of an emigrant train ; mar. Har- 
riett Mount Heath, of Michigan Bar, Cal., 2 June, 1861. Children: 
(a) Harriett May, b. 23 Sept., 1863; mar. Jacob Plantz, 22 Dec, 
1886. He d. Oct., 1888, and she mar., second, H. W. Gleason, June, 



FOURTH GENERATION. 51 

1893. (b) Ora Maud^ b. 8 Aug., 1866, in Michigan Bar., Cal., mar. 
Miles Kister. 5. Franklin Goodrich, b. 11 Aug., 1828, in Hub- 
bardton, Vt. ; went to Wisconsin and in 1853 to the Pacific Coast, 
where he d. 6 April, 1879, in Covelo, California. 6. Elery Fer- 
nandez, b. I July, 1832, in fiubbardton, Vt. ; mar. i Oct., 1867, in 
Caldwell, Wis., Sarah Crittenton Bunnell, of Henderson, Jefferson 
Co., N. Y. Child: Florence, b. 21 April, 1875 ; d. 3 Nov., 1879. 7. 
Francima Duquesna, b. 5 Aug., 1839; mar. Daniel E. Robinson, 5 
Aug., 1855, in Waukegan, 111. He d. 22 Oct., 1890, in Alexandria, 
Minn. Children: (a) Alice Julia, b. 23 Nov., 1856; mar. William 
S. Dicken, in Alexandria, Minn., 31 Dec, 1884. (b) Walker George, 
b. I Sept., 1858; mar. Alice Carpenter, 30 Oct., 1890. (c) Eli 
Daniel, b. 16 April, i860; mar. Ada Peck, 26 June, 1897. (d) 
Arthur J., b. 26 Dec, 1861 ; mar. Alice Steele, — Sept., 1890. (e) 
Nestor J., b. 5 Aug., 1863. (f) Frederick Earnest, b. 22 Feb., 1865. 
(g) Estella F., b. i Dec, 1866; mar. William E. Kellogg, i March, 

1887. (h) Cora L., b. 23 May, 1869; mar. Elmer E. Hull, 28 Feb., 

1888. (i) Minnie C, b. 4 Sept., 1881 ; mar. Randolph C. Davidson, 
31 Oct., 1898. 

155. THOMAS* {Etisign Thofnas*" and Joanna (Warriner), Capt. 
Thomas,^ George'^), b. 6 Oct., 1719; mar. Deborah Dudley (or Dick- 
enson), dau. of Daniel and Deborah Dudley (or Dickenson), of Say- 
brook, Conn., 18 Oct., 1748. He lived there and d. 17 March, 1808. 
His widow d. 12 July, 1822, in her 99th year. 

Children all recorded in Springfield. 

373. i. Deborah, b. 17 July, 1749; d. 19 March, 1751. 

374. ii. Matthew, b. 15 Jan., 1751; d. i June, 1751. 

375. iii. Deborah, b. 2 June, 1752; d. 20 Dec, 1768. 

376. iv. Dinah, b. 25 Sept., 1754; d. 8 March, 1784. 

377. V. Daniel, b. 16 Sept., 1756; d. 29 Sept., 1756. 

,378. vi. Thomas, b. 16 Sept., 1757; mar. Hannah Bliss, dau. of Aaron and 
Miriam (Colton) Bliss (see No. 165). 24 July, 1788. She d. 6 
April, 1822. He d. 24 Dec, 1824, in Wethersfield, Conn. 

379. vii. Thankful, b. i Jan., 1762; name of husband unknown. She gave her 

children her own family name. She d. in Freedom, Ohio, 30 Aug., 

1839. 

380. viii. Joanna, b. 8 April. 1764; mar. John Coomes, son of John and Mind- 

well Coomes, of Enfield, Conn., 23 Feb., 1784. He was b. 22 Dec, 
1762, and d. 19 March. 1851. She d. 28 Sept., 1846. Children: 
I. Horatio, b. 5 April, 1784; d. 2 Jan., 1871. 2. Dolly, b. 9 Aug., 



52 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

1786; d. 17 Dec, 1874. 3. Fannie C, b. 17 Feb., 1789; mar. Carlos 
Nichols, 18 May, 1809. She d. 9 Oct., 1852. He d. 24 Aug., 1846. 
4. John, b. 10 April, 1792; d. 22 Sept., 1820. 5. James, b. 26 June, 
1794; mar. Lucy Colton, dau. of Julius Colton, i Dec, 1822 (see 
No. 1021) ; d. 4 April, 1867. 6. Alexander, b. 18 June, 1796; mar. 

Cornelia Leonard. He d. 12 Sept., 1858. She d. , 1875. 7. 

Dinah, b. 21 April, 1799; mar. Stephen Hale, i Jan., 1822. 8. Bela, 
b. 14 March, 1802; mar. Julia Sexton, of Somers, Conn.; d. 11 
April, 1879. 9. Elias, b. 26 April, 1806; mar. Sarah King, of 
Palmer, Mass.; d. 20 June, 185 1. 10. Lucy Dudley, b. t8 April, 
181 1 ; mar. A. S. Coonies. She d. 25 Aug., 1877. He d. 16 Dec, 
1866. 



156. JOSEPH, DEACON* {Thomas*'' and Joanna {Warriner), 
Capt. Thomas;" George'^), b. 16 Nov., 1721, in Longmeadow, Mass.; 
mar. Ruth Colton, dau. of William and Mary (Merrick) Colton (see 
No. 161), 23 Nov., 1744. They lived in Monson, Mass., where he d. 
5 Nov., 1787. She d. 11 Dec, 1804. 

Children. 

381. i. Ruth, b. 24 Sept., 1745; mar. Trask. 

382. ii. Thankful, b. 14 Aug., 1747; mar. Curtis. 

383. iii. Editha, b. 16 Aug., 1749. 

3S4. iv. Joseph, b. 12 Sept., 1751; d. 18 Aug., 1754. 

385. V. Joanna, b. 25 Sept., 1753; d. 19 Aug.. 1754. 

386. vi. Joanna, b. 14 Aug., 1755; mar. Sabin. 

387. vii. Mary, b. 8 Sept., 1757; mar. Timothy Chamberlin, of Sturbridge, 

Mass., 22 June, 1780. 

388. viii. Joseph, b. t Jan., 1760; d. 10 March, 1760. 

389. ix. Lucy, b. 21 Nov., 1761. in Monson, Mass.; mar. Hoar. 

390. X. Rachel, b. 20 Jan., 1764, in Monson; mar. Fuller. 

391. xi. AxNE. b. I Feb., 1766, in Monson; mar. .\llond. She d. 17 

March, 181 1. 

158. AARON, DEACON * {William *" and Mary {Merrick), Capt. 
Thomas;' George^), b. 13 June. 1718, in Longmeadow, Mass.; mar. 
Mary Ely, dau. of Dea. Jonathan and Lydia (Burt) Ely, 9 Dec, 1746. 
He lived in Longmeadow and d. there 28 June, 1778. She was b. 14 
•Sept., 1719, and d. 24 Nov., 1797. 



FOURTH GENERATION. 53 

Children. 

392. i- Israel, b. 12 Sept., 1747; mar. Martha Wright, dau. of Elnathan and 
Mary Wright, of Northampton, Mass., 29 Nov., 1775. She was b. 
26 July, 1747, and d. 4 April, 1829. He d. 26 May, 1818. 

393. ii. LoviSA, b. 26 Nov., 1749; mar. Tilly Merrich, of West Springfield, 

19 Dec, 1777. She d. 18 March, 1828. He was b. 30 Sept., 1743, 
and d. 31 Aug., 1835. Children: i. Parnel, b. 7 Feb., 1779; d. 4 
Sept., 1800. 2. Lucinda, b. 27 Dec, 1780; d. 21 Nov., 1807. 3. 
Aaron, b. 14 Dev., 1782; d. 21 Jan., 1815. 4. Daniel, b. 20 March, 
1785. 5. Tilly, b. 12 Nov., 1789; d. 19 Jan., 1826. 6. Lovisa, b. 30 
Jan., 1792; d. 7 Nov., 1836. 

394. iii. Mary, b. 10 Nov., 1751; d. 12 May, 1753. 

395. iv. William, Deacon, b. 6 Jan., 1754; mar. Hannah Colton, dau. of 
Ebenezer and Deborah (Chandler) Colton, 7 Oct., 1777 (see No. 
176). She was b. 17 June, 1751, and d. 9 Oct., 1808. He mar., 
second, Mrs. Ellen Pomeroy. of Northampton, Mass., 2 May, 1809. 
He d. 6 May, 1825. 
396. v. Mary, b. 27 Dec, 1755; d. i Oct., 1757. 

397. vi. Aaron, b. 5 Dec, 1758; mar. Elizabeth Olmsted, dau. of Ashbel and 
Hannah Olmsted, of East Hartford, Conn., 5 April, 1787. Settled 
in Hartford, Conn. He d. 3 June, 1840. She d. 16 Nov., 1831. 
398. vii. Mary, b. 28 Feb., 1761 ; mar. Simeon Smith, of West Springfield, 
Mass., 13 June, 1781. She d. 16 May, 1832. Children: i. Polly, 
b. 3 May, 1782. 2. Rodolphus, b. 22 Dec, 1783; d. — Jan., 1834. 
3. Preston, b. 16 Dec, 1785. 4. Almira, b. 28 Dec, 1787; d. — 
Sept., 1834. 5. Lucinda, b. 16 April, 1790. 6. Olive, b. 23 Jan., 
1792. 7. Simeon, b. 7 March, 1794; d. 14 July, 1795. 8. Simeon, b. 
4 June, 1796. 9. Sophia, b. 14 Sept., 1799; d. 11 Sept., 1800. 10. 
William Colton, b. 10 Jan., 1804. 

399. viii. Walter, Deacon, b. 25 Aug., 1764; mar. Thankful Cobb, dau. of John 
and Susannah Cobb, of Hardwich, Mass., — Jan., 1793. He d. 28 
April, 1862. She d. 7 June, 1843. Lived in Georgia, Vermont. 

169. HENRY* {Ebmezer*" and Deborah [Chandler), Capt. 
Thomas,^ George'^), b. 8 June, 1738, in Longmeadow, Mass.; mar. 
Mary Burt, dau. of David and Sarah (Colton) Burt, 7 January, 1768. 
She was b. 27 March, 1745. and d. 17 July, 1783 (see No. 68). He 
mar., second, Mary Colton, 31 March, 1785 (see No. 313). She was 
dau. of Josiah and Ruth (Allen) Colton, formerly of Enfield, Conn., 
but at this time living in Plainfield, N. H. (see No. 107). Lived in 
Longmeadow where they both died. he. 11 Nov., 1787, she, 25 Jan., 
1821. He served as a private in the Revolutionary war, enlisting 2 



54 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

March, 1777, in Capt. Gideon Burt's Co., Col. David Leonard's Regt., 
and serving before Ticonderoga. Discharged 10 April, 1777. 

Children. 

400. i. Sarah, b. 15 April, 1769; mar. Matthew Keep, son of Matthew and 

Mehittable (Chandler) Keep, 20 Feb., 1794. He was b. 13 Dec, 1767. 

401. ii- Henry, Lieut., b. 8 Feb., 1771; mar. Lydia Booth, dau. of Joseph and 

Mary (Hale) Booth, 4 Oct., 1797. He d. 16 Oct., 1831. 
402. iii. Makv, b. 5 Oct., 1773; mar. Noah Coomes, son of Samuel and Miriam 

(Hale) Coomes, 13 Jan., 1799. He d. 13 May, 1805, in Aurelius, 

Cayuga Co., N. Y., where, excepting the youngest, all their children 

were born. Children: i. Samuel Hale, b. 25 Oct., 1799. 3. Henry 

Burt, b. 4 Dec, 1800. 3. William, b. 29 Oct., 1803. 4. Walter, b. 19 

Oct., 1804. 5. Mary, b. 12 Jan., 1806. 
403. iv. Jacob, b. 5 Feb., 1776; mar. Cynthia Chandler, dau. of Stephen and 

Freelove (Hancock) Chandler. 15 Nov., 1798. He d. 6 Feb., 1845. 

She d. — June, 1859. 
404. V. LoviCE (or Lois), b. 26 June, 1778; mar. Eliphael Booth, of Enfield, 

Conn., 3 March, 1802, son of Capt. Joseph and Mary (Hale) Booth. 

He was b. 26 April, 1774, and d. 29 Oct., 1845. Children: i. Herman, 

b. 13 Feb., 1803; d. 27 Feb., 1845. 2. Hannah, b. 15 April, 1805. 3. 

Calvin, b. 8 July, 1807. 4. Lois, b. 19 Sept., 1809; d. 20 Oct., 1848. 

5. George, b. 11 Jan., 1S12. 6. Edwin (or Alfred), b. 12 May. 1814. 
405. vi. Ethan, b. 18 Nov., 1780; mar. Ruth Slebbins, dau. of Zadock and 

Urania (Burt) Stebbins, 25 March, 1804. She was b. 7 June, 1784, 

and d. 25 June, 1814. He d. 9 April, 1828. . 

173. EBENEZER, CAPTAIN * {Ebcnczcr*' and Deborah {Chand- 
ler), Capt. Thomas.^ George"^), b. 20 March, 1743, in Longmeadow ; 
mar. Miriam Colton, dau. of George and Experience (Burt) Colton, 
2 July, 1767 (see No. 219). He d. 2 Sept., 1793. She mar., second, 
Matthew Keep, 9 Jvme, 1797, as his second wife. She d. 13 Nov., 1831. 
He saw military service as a " Minute Man " in the first alarm, and 
entered the National Army as Sergeant in Lieut. David Burt's Co., 
21 April, 1775; was 2d Lieut, in Capt. Gideon Burt's 3d Co. Hamp- 
shire Regt., and 1st Lieut, under Capt. Gideon Burt, Col. David 
Leonard's Regt., 2 March to April, 1777, also in Capt. James Shaw's 
Co., 21 Sept. to 18 Oct., 1777, and in Capt. David Burt's 3d Co., Col. 
Bliss' 1st Hampshire Regt. Later he received commission as Captain . 
He served at one time with the army before Ticonderoga. 



FOURTH GENERATION. 55 

Children all b. in Longmeadow. 

406. i. Eunice, b. 14 April, 1768; d. 24 April, 1768. 

407. ii. Eunice, b. 27 April, 1769; mar. Abner Chandler, son of Stephen and 

Hepzibah Chandler, 20 Oct., 1792. She d. in Longmeadow, 19 April, 
1850. He d. 29 March, 1828. Children: i. Abner, b. 29 March, 1793. 

2. William, b. 15 Oct., 1795; d. 3 Jan., 1830. 3. Eunice, b. 30 Aug., 
1797; mar. James Bliss, son of Noah and Abigail (Cooley) Bliss, 
II April, 1819. 4. Marilla, b. 31 March, 1799. 5. Ebenezer Colton, 
b. II July, 1S02; d. 15 Oct., 1802. 6. Ebenezer Colton, b. 27 Aug., 
1805; d. in Georgia. 7. Amy Herskill, b. 31 Dec, 1809; d. 15 
April, 1845. 

408. iii- Ebenezer Chandler, b. 10 May, 1771; mar. Phebe Barton, dau. of 

John and Abigail Barton, 19 Nov., 1795. She was b. 11 Aug., 1774, 
and d. 26 Aug., 1842. He mar., second, Mrs. Elizabeth (Hancock) 
Colton, 13 Oct., 1845. She was widow of Solomon Colton. He d. 
29 Oct., 1846. 

409, iv. Erastus, b. I May, 1773; mar. Cynthia Brewer, of Springfield, Mass., 

dau. of George and Naomi (Woolworth) Brewer, 29 Nov., 1798. 
He d. 12 May, 1845. 
41a V. Mary, b. 11 Jan., 1775; mar. Benjamin Newell, 2 Nov., i8oo. Settled, 
in Pittsfield, Mass. He d. 4 Aug., 1825, aged 46 years. Children: 
I. Mary Colton, b. 29 March, 1803. 2. Hiram, b. 28 July, 1805. 

3. Lucy, b. , 1807; d. 10 March, 1808. 4. Lucy, b. 24 Sept., 

1812. 

411. vi. Unnamed, b. and d. 21 Nov., 1777. 
412. vii. Melzar, b. i May, 1780; mar. Rhoda Daniels, of Sunderland, Mass., 
in Pittsfield, Mass., 10 March, 1803. She d. 28 Aug., 1820. He 
mar., second, Jerusha Southerland, 17 Dec, 1820. He d. 9 June, 
183s. 

174. JABEZ" {Ebenezer^'' mid Deborah {Chandler), Cap. Thomas,^ 
Gem-gc^), b. 20 March, 1747, in Longmeadow; grad. at Yale Coll., 
1775; mar. Mary Baldwin, dau. of Capt. Ebenezer and Bethiah Bald- 
win, in Bozrah, Conn., 27 Jan., 1784. She was b. in Norwich, Conn., 
1 April, 1753, and d. 14 July, 1839. He d. in Longmeadow, 2 April, 
1819. He served two terms in the Revolutionary War, first as Orderly 
Sergeant and the second as Quartermaster. For a few years he resided 
in Somers, Conn., where he kept a private school fittmg young men 
for college. About the year 1790 he removed to Longmeadow, where 
he also received students under his care, giving special attention to 
their theological instruction. He was himself an acceptable lay 



56 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

preacher, well grounded in doctrinal theology and somewhat rigid in his 
views — the village lawyer also — possessed of a large and valuable 
library, and for twenty years — 1793 to 1813 — the Town Clerk; a man 
of inflexible integrity and implicitly deferred to by his fellow-towns- 
men as local antiquarian, and indeed as sound authority upon almost 
any subject. A good illustration of the deep and permanent influence 
exerted by many a liberally educated man in those days in our rural 
New England communities (the Longmcadow Ccntc7inial). He com- 
piled a Book of Records from which much of the early information 
respecting the Longmeadow and Springfield families contained in this 
volume is taken. 

Children. 

413. i- SiMEO.v, Rev., b. 8 Jan., 1788, in Somers, Conn.; grad. at Yale Coll., 

1806 ; mar. Lucretia Woolworth Colton, dau. of Capl. Gideon Colton, 
3 Sept., 1812 (see No. 548). She d. 14 July, 1821, in Palmer, Mass. 
He mar., second, Susan Chapman, of Tolland, Conn., g Aug., 1823. 
She d. 24 Nov., 1850, in SomerWUe, N. C, He mar., third, Mrs. Catha- 
rine E. Fuller, of Faj-etteville, N. C, 21 Dec, 1857. He d. 27 Dec, 
1868, in Asheboro, N. C. 

414. ii. Elijah, b. 21 Nov., 1786, in Somers, Conn.; mar. Olive Taylor, dau. of 

Stephen and Anna Taylor, 19 May. 181 1. He d. 17 Jan., 1844. She 
d. 3 Sept., 1850. 
415. iij. M.\RV, b. 18 Nov., 1794, in Longmeadow, Mass.; mar. Alvin Fuller, of 
Wilbraham, Mass. She d. 17 July. 1865. Chiidren: i. Harriet, b. 

; mar. Farman, of St. Johnsbury, Vt. He d. in Ander- 

sonville Prison during the late war. She mar., second. Rev. Mr. 
Dagnon. 2. Stephen. 3. Mary Baldwin, mar. Denman W. Moore. 

177. ELIHU* {Ebenczcr*' ojid Deborah [Chandler). Cap. 
Thomas,^ George^), b. 5 Sept., 1753; mar. Abigail Ely, dau. of Dea. 
Nathaniel and Abigail (Colton) Ely. 6 Dec. 1787 (see No. 162). He 
d. 26 May, 1825. She was b. 7 Jan., 1762, and d. 27 Nov., 1847, in 
Enfield, Mass. He served in the Revolutionary war in Capt. Gideon 
Burt's Co., Col. Timothy Danielson's Regt., from 25 April to 1 Aug., 
1775, and later enlisted 6 Oct., 1775. 

Children aJl b. in Longmeadon', Mass. 

/16. i. WiLLi.AM. b. 29 Aug., 1789; d. in Enfield. Mass.. 16 April, 1836; did not 
marrv. 



FOURTH GENERATION. 57 

41- ii. Ebenezer, b. 24 Sept., 1793; d. in Agawam, Mass., 11 Feb., 1867; did 
not marry. 
418. iii. Elihu, b. 8 July, 1797; mar. Rachel Bavins, of Middletown, Conn., 
3 Feb., 1834; d. 28 Dec, 1847. 

419. iv. Abigail, b. 25 April, 1799; d. 10 Oct., 1802, in Longmeadow. 

420. V. Lydia E., b. I April, 1801 ; mar. Nathaniel Oilman, of Exeter, N. H., 

17 March, 1841 ; d. 9 Aug., 1873. No children. 

421. vi. Abigail, b. 15 April, 1804; mar. Alexander Mclntire, son of Jesse and 

Margaret (Pomeroy) Mclntire, of West Springfield, Mass., 4 Dec, 
1827. He was b. in West Springfield (Feeding Hills). 4 July, 1800, 
and d. in Windsor Locks, Conn., i March, 1864. She d. in Oeneva, 
N. Y., 26 Aug., 1855. Children: i. Charles C, Rev., b. 14 May, 
1830; mar. Jenny A. Johnson, in Albany, N. Y., 19 June, 1861. 2. 
Henry Eckford, b. 3 Oct., 1832 ; mar. Carrie Walker, in Brooklyn, 
N. Y., 19 March, 1863. 3. Abby Ely, b. 19 Aug., 1834. 4. Jesse, 
b. II June, 1836; mar. Fanny Gott, in Rockport, Mass., 12 July, 
1876. These were all b. in West Springfield. 5. John Milton, b. 
in Greenfield, Mass., 18 March, 1842 ; d. in Hudson, Ohio, 24 May, 
1869 ; unmarried. 

180. ABNER* {^Captain Isaac ^"^ and Esther {Marsh field), Capt. 
Thomas/" George'^), b. 6 Sept., 1727. in Longmeadow; mar. Margaret 
Burt, dau. of Maj. Daniel Burt, of Brimfield, 12 Nov., 1751. He d. 
6 July, 1797. She was b. 12 Jan., 1728, and d. 2 Sept., 1807. He 
served in the Revolutionary War, marching, 21 April, 1775. in response 
to the Alarm of 19 April, to Brookfield, in the Co. of Lieut. David 
Bevet and Lieut. Jonathan Hollis. Later he served in Capt. Gideon 
Burt's Co., Col. David Leonard's Regt., March- April, 1777, and 
marched to reinforce the army at Ticonderoga. 

Children recorded in Springfield. 

422. i. Abner, b. 12 Feb., 1753; d. i Sept., 1758. 

423. ii. Isaac, b. 13 Dec, 1754; d. 11 Sept.. 1758. 

424. iii. Esther, b. 27 Dec, 1756; d. 17 Feb., 1757. 

184. JACOB ^ {Capt. Isaac ^^ and Esther {Marshfield), Capt. 
Thomas,^ George'^), b. 8 Feb., 1739; mar. Rachel Marshfield, dau. of 
Samuel and Elizabeth Marshfield, 22 Nov., 1746. He d. 2 March, 
1769. His widow mar., second, James Gaines, of Enfield. Conn.. 10 
Jan., 1771. They had five children and removed to Vermont. 



58 THE COLT OS FAMILY. 

Children recorded in Springfield. 

425. i. Esther, b. 9 Sept., 1765; mar. Jonathan Buckbee. She d. and be mar. 

her sister Elizabeth. Children recorded in Enfield, Conn.: i. Amos, 
b. 5 Nov., 1786. 2. Esther, b. 28 Jan., 1788. 

426. ii. Elizabeth, b. 8 Jan., 1769; mar. Jonathan Buckbee, as his second wife. 

185. ANDREW, CAPTAIN * {Captain Isaa-c *» and Esther {Marsh- 
field), Capt. Thomas,^ George'^), b. 1 Nov., 1743, in Longmeadow; 
mar. Hannah Bliss, dau. of Capt. Timothy and Elizabeth Bliss, 1 Jan., 
1767. She d. 5 Aug., 1787. He mar., second, Mrs. Lydia White, pub. 

28 Aug., 1790. She d. 8 Aug., 1800. He mar., third, . He d. 

8 Oct., 1808, in Dalton, Mass. Rendered good service in the Revolu- 
tionary War, was Major, but acted as Capt. of Co. of Minute Men 
who marched in response to the Alarm of 19 April, 1775. He also 
served subsequently, and in 1 782 was one of those who served in quell- 
ing riots in Northampton, 16 June, 1782. 

Children by first wife Hannah. 

427. i. Ci.AKiNDA, b. 22 June, 1767. 

428. ii. Hannah, b. 21 Nov., 1769; d. 20 Jan., 1805. 

429. iiJ- A.NDKEW, b. 24 May, 1772; mar. Cynthia Seymour, 25 Dec, 1797, in 
Stockbridge, Mass. He d. 28 Nev., 1844, in York, Livingston Co., 
N. Y. She d. 3 Nov., 1863. in Batavi.a, N. Y. 
439. iv. Isaac, b. 12 July, 1773; d. 13 July, 1773. 

431. V. Vespasian, b. 9 Jan., 1776; d. 9 Oct., 1776. 

188. JOHN* (Lieut. John"^ and Mercy (Stebhins), John,'' 
George'^), b. 21 Feb., 1729, in Longmeadow; mar. Penelope Wolcott, 
dau. of Henry and Abigail (Cooley) Wolcott, 22 Nov., 1749. Re- 
moved to West Fairlee, Vt., about 1785. where he d. 25 Jan.. 1813. 
She was b. 15 Dec, 1724, and d. 26 Jan.. 1816. 

Children all b. in Longmeado^c. 

432. i. Unnamed, b. and d. 20 March, 175 1. 

433* "• (George, b. 25 Aug., 1752; went with his father to West Fairlee, Vt., 

where he remained till 1797 or '98, when he moved to Dailington, 

Canada. 
434. iii- J'3HN, b. 9 Jan., 1755; mar. Hannah Pomeroy, of Hadley, Mass., 

; d. 21 April, 1833. Lived in West Fairlee. He served as a 

soldier in the Revolutionary War. 



FOURTH GENERATION. 59 

435. iv. Unnamed, b. and d. 20 March, 1762. 

436. V. Mercy, b. 11 April, 1764; mar. Joseph Daggett. Lived and d. in West 

Fairlee. 
437. vi. Oliver, b. 23 March, 1766; mar. Esther Davis. She d. 9 Jan., 1832. 
He d. 19 Jan., 1840. 

438. vii. Penelope (Eleanor), b. 1768; mar. Rev. Ariel Kendrick. 

Lived and d. in Cornish, N. H. 

190. SOLOMON 4 [Lieut. John'"^ and Mercy {Sfebbins), John; 
George'^), b. 8 Jan., 1733, in Longmeadow ; mar. Lucy Cooley, dau. 
of John and Mercy (Gunn) Cooley, 10 April, 1755. She was b. 13 
June, 1730, and d. 13 May, 1802. He d. 17 Oct., 1821. 

Children recorded in Springfield. 

439. i- AsAHEL, b. 14 Jan., 1756; mar. Sarah Lanckton, dau. of John and 
Sarah Lanckton, of West Springfield, Mass., 5 June, 1787. She d. 
29 March, 1797. He mar., second, Susannah Cheney, dau. of 
Benjamin and Deborah Cheney, of East Hartford, Conn., 21 Feb., 
1798. She d. II Feb., 1810. He mar., third, Flavia Hale, dau. of 
Silas and Hannah Hale, 6 Aug., 181 1. She d. 13 Oct., 1840. He 
d. 6 Jan., 1831. 

440. ii. Lucy, b. 16 April, 1758; mar. Solomon Lomis, 22 Feb., 1784 (see No. 

70). Removed to Vershire, Vt, where she d. Children: i. Lucy, 
b. 9 Aug., 1784. 2. William, b. 8 Oct., 1786. 3. Lucretia, b. . 

441. iii. Elizabeth, b. 10 May, 1761 ; mar. Simeon Colton, 11 Dec, 1783; d, 

27 May, 1838. He was son of Gideon and Sarah (Burt) Colton, 
b. 21 Jan., 175s, and d. 5 Jan., 1834 (see No. 260). 

442. iv. RoxEY, b. 27 Feb., 1766; mar. Chauncey Cooley, 28 Jan., 1790. Re- 

moved to Providence, R. I. 

443. V. Sarah (twin of Roxey), b. 27 Feb., 1766; mar. Enoch Colton, son of 

Asa and Sarah (Burt) Colton, 11 Jan., 1788, while on their way 
to Vershire, Vt. (see No. 633). She d. 12 Oct., 1833. 

444. vi. Martha, b. 28 July, 1770; mar. Stephen Keep, son of Stephen and 

Hannah (Colton) Keep (see No. 104), 27 Nov., 1791. She d. 29 
June, 1819. He d. 18 Oct., 1840. Children: i. James, b. 26 Jan., 
1793; d. 3 Nov., 1793. 2. James, b. 3 Feb., 1794; d. July, 1837. 3. 
Stephen Williams, b. 30 Sept., 1797. 4. Martha, b. 29 April, 1800. 
5. Francis Brick, b. 11 July, 1807. 6. David Colton, b. 18 Oct., 
181 1. 7. Jonathan Cooley, twin of David C, b. 18 Oct., 181 1. 

198. FESTUS, LIEUT.* {Capt. Simon^^ and Abigail {Burt), 
John,^ George'^), b. 31 March, 1743, in Longmeadow; mar. Eunice 



60 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

Keep, dau. of Samuel and Sarah (Colton) Keep, 22 Dec, 176S (see 
No. 38). He lived in Longmeadow aiid d. there 14 Jan., 1788. She 
d, 4 Oct., 1807. He enlisted as a private in Capt. Gideon Burt's Co., 
of Col. David Leonard's Regt., 2 March, 1777 and served till 10 April, 
1777. 

Children. 

445. i- Martin, b. 22 Feb., 1770; mar. Beulah Burt, dau. of Jonathan and 
Hannah (Cooley) Burt, 12 July, 1792. He d. 24 Aug., 1828. She 
was b. 14 July, 1766, and d. 23 May, 1839. 
446. ii. Flavia, b. 10 Oct., 1771 ; mar. Walter Coomes, son of Samuel and 
Miriam (Hale) Coomes, of Longmeadow, 6 Jan., 1790. She d. 16 
Aug., 1799- He mar., second, Abigail Skinner, of East Windsor, 
4 Dec, 1799. He was b. 23 April, 1766; d. 25 Dec, 1842. Children: 
I. Sally, b. 6 Oct., 1790; d. 15 Nov., 1794. 2. Miriam, b. i Feb., 
1793; mar. Olivia Hawks, d. 4 Aug., 1837. 3. Sally, b. iS Feb.. 1796. 
4. Walter, b. 2 Jan., 1798; d. 5 June, 1843. 
447 iii. Luci.NDA. b. 18 Oct., 1774; d. 18 Oct., 1776. 

448. iv. Submit, b. 22 Feb., 1777; d. 22 Oct., 1777. 

449. V. LuciNDA, b. 3 Jan., 1779; mar. John Sabin, 28 April, 1805. They 

settled in South Brimfield, Mass. She d. I April, 1808. 

450. vi. AtiiGAii., b. 18 Sept., 1780; d. 28 June, 1854. 

451. vii. Festl's, b. 17 Aug., 1783; mar. Lois Richardson, dau. of Jesse and 
Anna Richardson, i Aug., 1806. 

200. GEORGE ■• {Capt. Simon"'' and Abigail {Booth), John!' 
George'^), b. 23 June, 1747, in Longmeadow, Mass.; mar. Caroline 
Willard, dau. of Simeon Willard. 22 Sept., 1769. She d. July. 1770. 
He mar., second, Tabitha Cooley, dau. of David Cooley, of Palmer, 

Mass., , 1771. He lived in Monson and d. there 9 July, 1812. 

She d. 14 Nov., 1816. He saw service in the Revolutionary War, first 
as a " Minute Man " in Capt. Freeborn Moulton's Co., Col. Danielson's 
Regt., which marched in response to the Alarm of 19 April, 1775. He 
also served in Capt. Reuben Munn's Co., Col. Nicholas Dike's Regt. ; 
his name appearing in return dated Roxbury. 17 Sept.. 1776. and in 
pay abstract, same Co.. 26 Nov.. 1776. 

Child by first wif,' Caroline. 
452. i. Abigail, b. and d. 4 Dec, 1769. 



FOURTH GENERATION. 61 

Children by second wife Tabitha. 

453. ii. Caroline, b. 9 April, 1772; mar. Willard Morse, 28 Dec, 1796. She 
d. I Oct., 1797. 
454. iii. Simon, b. 6 April, 1774; mar. Charlotte Merrick, dau. of Jose Mer- 
rick, of Monson, Mass., 28 May,' 1797. She d. 8 July, 1821. He mar., 
second, Mrs. Ruby M. King, sister of his first wife, Dec, 182 1. She 
d. in South Wilbraham, Mass., 5 Jan., 1838. He mar., third, Mrs. 
Eunice Nutton, i Jan., 1839. He d. — Aug., 1855. 

455. iv. Celia, b. 18 March, 1776; d. 29 Jan., 1778. 
456. V. David, b. 31 March, 1778; mar. Tamison Merrick, dau. of Jose Mer- 
rick, 25 Nov., 1803. She d. 6 Jan., 1830. He mar., second, Lydia 
Hinds, of South Wilbraham, 19 June, 1832. He d. 5 Feb., 1847. 

457. vi. Jonathan, twin of David, b. 31 March, 1778; d. 26 Feb., 1803, while 
attending college. 

303. GAD, CAPTAIN ^ {Capt. Simon "^^ and Abigail (Burt), John/ 
George^), h. 12 March, 1754, in Longmeadow; mar. Nancy Colton. 
dau. of Cornet Isaac and Mercy (Colton) Colton, 21 Oct., 1773 (see 
No. 224). She d. in Monson, Mass., 8 Nov., 1814. He mar., second, 
Mrs. Miriam (Colton) Hale, widow of Hezekiah Hale, 13 April, 1816. 
She d. 8 July, 1821 (see No. 165). He d. in Longmeadow, 28 Dec, 
1831. He served as a private in Capt. Reuben Mimn's Co., of Col. 
David Leonard's Regt., from 1 March to 11 April, 1777. 

Children. 

458. i- Justin, b. 31 Jan., 1774, in Longmeadow; mar. Abigail Sill, — April, 

1799, in Springfield, Penn. She was b. 16 July, 1766, and d. 18 
May, i860. He d. in Monson, Mass., 12 Feb., 1826. 

459. ii. Stoddard, b. 12 May, 1775, in Monson, Mass.; mar. Ann McConnell, 

as his second wife ; name of first wife unknown. He d. in Middle- 
ville, Herkimer Co., N. Y. 

460. iii. Elizabeth, b. 15 Sept., 1776; d. 14 Dec, 1777. 

461. iv. Chauncey, b. 8 July, 1778, in Monson; d. 18 Aug., 1779. 

462. V. Elizabeth, b. 3 Feb., 1779; d. 14 Sept., 1779. 

463. vi. Nancy, b. 8 May, 1780; d. — Oct., 1781. 

464. vii. Betsy, b. 27 Feb., 1783; d. 25 Feb., 1801. 

465. viii. Nancy, twin of Betsy, b. 27 Feb., 1783; d. 25 June, 1835. 

466. ix. Cynthia, b. 3 Oct., 1784. 

467. X. Celia, b. 12 Oct., 1786; d. in Wilbraham, — April, 1848; did not 

marry. 

468. xi. Calvin, b. 14 March, 1788. 

469. xii. Persis, b. 20 Sept., 1789; mar. Shaw. 

470. xiii. Mary, b. 15 May, 1791; mar. Francis Fellows; d. 29 March, 1861. 

Children: Charles, Francis, Mary, Jane. 



62 THE COLT OX FAMILY. 

471. xiv. Pamela, b. 5 Oct., 1792; mar. Rowland Taylor, 19 Dec, 1826. 

472. XV. SoPHRONiA, b. I Nov., 1795; mar. Joseph Booth, 22 Jan., 1829 (see 

No. 309). 
473* •''^'^- Chauncey, Rev., b. 31 Aug., 1800; grad. at Amherst Coll., ordained 
Deacon in the Prot. Epis. Church, 1830, and priest 1S31 ; mar. Anne 
Coxe, dau. of William Coxe, of Sunbury, N. J., 15 Oct.. 1832. He 
d. in Jenkintown, Penn., 15 April, 1876. 

204. LUTHER, MAJORS {Capt. Simon'''' and .-Jbigail {Burt), 
John,^ George'^), b. 15 Nov., 1756, in Longmeadow ; max. Thankful 
Woolworth, dau. of Richard and Naomi (Wright) Woohvortli, 30 
Nov., 1780. She was b. 1721, and d. 25 Oct., 1797. He mar., second, 
Mrs. Mehittable (Boardman) Deming, of Rocky Hill, Wethersfield, 
Conn., 2 April, 1799. He d. 14 Oct., 1803. She d. 25 April, 1856. 
He served in Maj. Andrew Colton's Co. of " Minute Men " and 
marched in response to the Alarm of 19 April, 1775 ; enlisted in Capt. 
Gideon Burt's Co., Col. Timothy Danielson's Regt., 28 April, 1775, 
serving to 1 Aug., 1775. His name also appears in company returns 
dated Roxbury camp, 6 Oct., 1775, and in an order for bounty, 22 
Dec, 1775. 

Children by first ivife Thankful. 

474. i. Thankful, b. 18 March,, 17S2; d. 20 March, 1782. 
4jg. ii. Sabin, b. 18 Aug., 1783; mar. Rhoda Boardman, dau. of Capt. Jason 

Boardman, of Rocky Hill. Conn., 2 Jan., 1810. She d. 10 Dec, 

1852. He d. 10 Nov., 1857. 
476. iii. Amanda, b. 22 Feb., 1786; mar. Dea. Ebenezer Burt (see No. 173), 

30 April, 181 1. He was son of Elijah and Deborah (Colton) Burt, 
b. 19 Sept., 17S2, and d. 23 July, 1853. Childn-n all b. in East 
Longmcado-w, Mass: i. Amanda Thankful, b. 7 April, 1813; mar. 
Benjamin H. Bradley, in Enfield, Conn., 13 Dec, 1853. 2. Simon 
Colton, b. 7 April. 1S17; d. 22 Dec, 1819. 3. Lucretia Colton, b. 

31 Aug., 1821 ; mar. Edwin King, 14 June, 1848. 4. Ebenezer, b. 
21 Dec, 1825; mar. .Maria Louise McCalla, in Philadelphia, Penn., 
15 May, 1851. She d. 14 March, 1870. lie m.ir.. second. Rebecca 
A. Endicott, 4 May, 1876. 

A-jn. iv. LiTiiER, Capt.. b. 20 Oct., 1787; mar. Lucy Cooley, dao. of Josiah and 

Abiel (Bliss) Cooley, 17 Dec, 1809 (see No. in). He d. 17 June, 

1857. She d. 5 Aug., 1869. 
478. V. Calvin, Rev., LL. D., b. 14 Sept., 1789; mar. Abby North Raymond. 

of Montville, Conn.; d. in Savannah, Ga., 13 March, 1857. She d. 

in Le Roy, N. Y. 
479* ^'- Oken, b. 23 Oct., 1791; mar. Mary Ross Baldwin, dau. of William 

Baldwin, of Elizabelhtown. N. J., 8 Dec, 1814; d. in Philadelphia, 

Penn.. — Feb.. 183=;. 



FOURTH GENERATION. 53 

480. vii. SiMox, b. 14 Sept., 1793; mar. Mary Bradgord Flint, of Charlestown 
Mass., 20 Oct., 1825. She d. 24 Jan., 1849. He d. 3 Aug., 1877 

481. nil. Naomi, b. 21 Jan., 1795; mar. Dea. Judah Cooley, of Longmeadow 

23 May, 1814. She d. 20 May, 1856. Children: i. Mercy Stebbins' 
b. 14 June, 1815. 2. Mary Ann, b. 4 July, 1817; mar. Noah h' 
Robmson, of Elmira, N. Y., 3 Oct., 1839; d. 21 Sept.. 1841. 3 
Amelia Colton, b. 16 Feb., 1820; mar. Livingston Shumway, of Stur- 
bndge, Mass., 13 Dec, 1854; d. 5 June, 1874. 4- A son unnamed, b 
and d. — June, 1828. 5. Abby Raymond, b. 11 Alarch, 1831 • d 18 
Oct., 1835. 

482. ii. Amelia, b. 17 June, 1796; mar. Rev. William Bingham Tappan, of 

Beverly, Mass. He was b. , 1795; d. 19 June, 1849. She d. 

m Brooklyn, N. Y., 2 Dec, 1886. Children: 1. Mortimer Brock- 
way, M. D., b. 26 Jan., 1823; mar. , in Merida, Yucatan, 

Mexico, Juanita Polanco. She d. - Aug., 1871. He mar., second, 

Igenia . 2. William, b. - Aug., 1824; d. i Jan.. 1825. 3. 

Henry Bond, twin of William, b. - Aug., 1824; mar. Louise Lip- 
man, 1848, in Philadelphia, Penn. He d. in Merida, Yucatan, 

Mex., 28 March, 1852. 4. Howard Burt, b. , 1826; d. — July, 

1828. 5. Eugene Barrington, b. — Jan., 1829; d. — July, 1830. 6 
Zelia Roberjot, b. 15 May, 1833; mar. Daniel T. Smith, of New 
York, 31 March, 1853. He d. 18 Nov., 1867. She mar., second, 

William C. Smith, 6 Feb., 1869. 7- Amanda Raymond, b. , 

1834; d. - July, 1836. 8. Albert Judson, b. 25 Dec, 1837; lost at 
sea m the Gulf of Mexico, 22 Oct., 1859. 

Children by second wife Mehitable. 

483- X. Chau.nxev, b. 5 Jan., 1800; d. 29 April, 1820. 

484. xi. Laurinda, b. 4 Oct., 1801 ; mar. Dimond Chandler, of Longmeadow, 
Mass., , 1822. He was son of Stephen and Freelove (Han- 

cock) Chandler, b. 7 March, 1799; d. 24 Oct., 1877. She d. 21 Oct., 

1870. Children: i. Mary M., b. ; mar. William Newell, 24 

Sept., 1845. 2. Harriet, b. . 3. William, b 



mar. 



Ellen Coomes. 4. Cornelius, b. 20 April, 1824; d. 13 Sept.,' 1867. 
5. Anna Laurinda. b. 24 Jan., 1841 ; mar. John Hitchcock. Children ■ 
(a) Buel Albon, b. 1865; d. in infancy. (b) Grace Loretta, b. 
1866; d. m infancy, (c) John Monell, b. 1867; mar. Bertha Lane. 

(d) Wallace Myron, b. . (e) Mary Laurinda, mar. Edward 

Radasch. Children: (e i) Edmund John. (e 2) Arthur. (e3) 
Karl. (e4) Paul, (e 5) Mary, (f) Frederick Colton, mar. Ivah 
Smith. Child: Barbara. (g) Harriet Anna, mar. Harold Ayers 
Powell. Child: Harriet Catharine, b. 1910. (h) Nelson Chandler, 
d. m infancy. (i) Buel Albon, mar. Bertha Lane (his brother 
John's widow), (j) Frank Albert, (k) Madeline Goldsmith, mar 
Frederic Brigham. Child: Virginia, b. 1910. (1) Anna Chandler, 
mar. Walter Ellis. Child: Walter John, b. 1910. 



JFtfth (Bmnatwn. 



209. CHARLES =^ {Timothy "'^ ami Mary (Ferry), George^'' Isaac r 
George ^ ) , b. 2 Aug., 1 736, in Brimfield, Mass. ; mar. Lucy Parsons, 
dau. of Moses and Hannah Parsons, of Enfield, Conn., 21 June, 1757. 
She was b. 2 Nov., 1736, in Enfield, and d. 29 April, 1811. He d. in 
Springfield, Mass., 31 Jan., 1817. He rendered several short terms 
of service during the Revolutionary War, having been a private in 
Capt. Munn's Co., Col. David Leonard's Regt., 1 March, to 11 April, 
1777; in Capt. Nehemiah Mayo's Co., Col. David Leonard's Regt., 6 
May to 8 July, 1777; in Capt. John Morgan's Co., 29 Dec, 1777 to 
1 July, 1778; in Capt. John Carpenter's Co., 15 March to 15 June, 
1779; in same, 16 Oct., 1779 to 16 Jan., 1780: in same, 16 Jan. to 16 
April, 1 780 ; in Capt. Joseph Browning's Co., Col. Seth Murray's 
Hampshire Regt., 15 July to 19 Oct., 1780; in Capt. John Carpenter's 
Co. of guards, 8 Feb., to 31 March, 1783, and under Capt. Thomas 
Cushing, 1 April to 30 June, 1783. He was thus almost continu- 
ously in the service for over six years. 

Children recorded in Springfield, Mass. 

485. i. Timothy, b. i8 Jan., 1759; d. 6 Oct., 1800. 

486. ii- Chari.es, b. 22 Oct., 1760; mar. Alathea Goodell. He d. 22 Dec, 1849. 

She d. 26 June, 1853. 

487. iii- Levi. b. 13 Oct., 1762; mar. Freelove Chandler, dau. of Stephen and 

Freelove (Hancock) Chandler, 25 March, 1798. She was b. 24 July, 
1781. He d. in Longmeadow, 12 Jan., 1828. She mar., second, John 
Warner, . 1S31. She d. 13 Jan., 1865. 

488. iv. Mary, b. 29 July, 1764; mar. Elias Goodale, of Westminster, Mass. 

A'o child rt^n. 

489. V. Jonathan, b. 2 March, 1763. 

490. vi. Lucy, b. 20 Sept., 1769; mar. Daniel Goldthwait, of Peru, Mass. Chil- 

dren: I. Daniel. 2. Polly. 3. Elias. He mar. Eliza M. Cooper. 
They had children: (3a) Mary. (3b) Eliza. (3c) Warner. Mary 
mar. J. H. Geer. 
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FIFTH GENERATION. 65 

491. vii. Solomon, b. 8 March, 1772; mar. Elizabeth Hancock, dau. of William 
and Hannah (Long) Hancock, 12 Oct., 1796. She was b. 20 Aug., 
1774. He d. 31 Dec, 1838. She mar., second, Ebenezer Chandler 
Colton, 13 Oct., 1845 (see No. 408). 
492. viii. Abigail, b. 22 Dec, 1773; mar. Stephen Moltrop, of Westminster, 
Mass. 

493. ix. Chauncey, b. 2 Dec, 1775; mar. Laurahama Hancock, in Wilbraham, 
Mass., pub. 30 April, 1808. He d. i Oct., 1847, in Brimfield, Mass. 

494. X. Seth, b. 26 Sept., 1777. He removed to Cato, N. Y. 

310. CALEB 5 {Timothy ^^ and Mary {Terry), George, ^^ Isaac,'' 
George ^), b. about 1740, in Brimfield, Mass. ; mar. Keziah Peirce, pub. 
5 Dec, 1772, in Springfield, Mass. He d. in Waitsfield, Vt., 5 July, 
1820. She d. in same place, 16 Dec, 1820. He served in the Revolu- 
tionary War in Capt. James Osgood's Co., Col. Timothy Bedell's Regt., 
enlisting 11 April, 1776, and again in Capt. Joshua Hendoe's Co., Col. 
David Hobart's Regt., enlisting 22 July, 1777; discharged 25 Sept., 
1777. 

Children. 

495. i. ZuLiMA, b. , 1774; mar. Joshua Pike, , 1795; d. in Waits- 

field, Vt., 2 May, 1831. Children: I. Zulima,, b. 31 Oct., 1796. 2. 
Cynthia, b. i May, 1798. 3. Lewis, b. 12 June, 1800. 4. Lewis, 2d. 
These all d. young. 5. Harris, b. 14 March, 1802 ; mar. Rozilla 
Paige, 26 Feb., 1823; d. 16 Dec, 1877. She d. 11 June, 1877. 6. 
Harriet, b. 25 Jan., 1805 ; mar. Philo Lewis. She d. 26 April, 1870. 
7. Nelson, b. 8 Nov., 1808; mar. Luther Paige, — Sept., 1821. 8. 
Arabella, b. 17 June, 1812; d. unmarried. 9. Gracie, b. 20 May, 
1814; d. unmarried. 10. John, b. 5 June, 1816; mar. Laura Stearns, 
24 Aug., 1841. II. Ruth, b. 28 June, 1819; mar. Oliver W. Spauld- 
ing, 7 Sept., 1841 ; d. 20 Feb., 1863. 

496. ii. Elam, b. , 1776; mar. C)mthia Bass, ; d. about 1845. 

No children. 

497. iii. Mercy, b. , in Grantham, N. H. ; mar. Isaac Wellman, 1804; 

d. in Cornish, N. H., 7 April, 1845. He was b. in Sutton, Mass., 
4 Feb., 1757, and d. in Cornish, N. H., 6 Dec, 1840. Children: I. 
Gratia A., b. 13 Nov., 1806; d. i March, 1840. 2. Eliza, b. 8 March, 
1809 ; mar. Levi N. Barnard, 19 July, 1849. He was b. in Spring- 
field, Vt., 23 Aug., 1809. 

498. iv. Thankful, b. ; mar. Abel Babbitt, ; d. in Barnard, Vt., 

15 Nov., 1846. Children: i. Isaac Wellman. 2. Eliza. 

499. v. Deborah, b. — May, 1783, in Grantham, N. H. ; d. — July, 1849, in 

5 



66 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

Hartland, Vt. ; mar. John Scott, , 1802. He d. and she mar., 

second, Barber Crooker, in 18 16. Children by first husband: I. 
Arabella, b. 3 May, 1803; mar. Benj. Paddock; d. in Ripon, Wis., 

, 1866. 2. C. D. Alphonso, b. , 1804, in Hartford, Vt. ; 

d. in Sandy Hill, N. Y.^ , 1876. Children by second husband: 

3. William S., b. 1817. 4. Augusta, b. in Hartland, Vt., — Sept., 
1824. 

500. vi. Caleb, b. , 1785. Did not marry. Was a soldier in the War 

of 1812. 

501. vii. AcHSA, b. 26 Oct., 1787, in Grantham, N. H.; mar. Charles Ripley, 

of Middlebury, Vt., 29 March, 181 1; d. in Repton, Vt., 2 April, 1837. 
He was b. in Charlestown, N. H., 21 Nov., 1783, and d. 16 Feb., 
1874, in Alstead Centre, N. H. Children all b. in Middlebury, Vt.: 
I. Amanda Lena, b. 5 Sept., 18 14. 2. Curtis Parker, b. 3 Jan., i8i6. 

3. Harry Willard, b. 6 Nov., 1817; d. 22 July, 1856, in Cicero, N. Y. 

4. Sarah Rogers, b. 23 March, 1819; d. 7 March, 1867, in Repton, 
Vt. 5. George Colton, b. 21 Nov., 1820. 6. Jane Ann. b. 14 June, 
1822. 7. Fanny Crook, b. 27 Aug., 1824. 8. Benjamin Franklin, b. 
26 Feb., 1828; d. in Waveland, Ind., 24 Sept., 1872. 9. Henry Brad- 
ford, b. 10 Sept., 1829. 

502. viii. Oliver Cromwell, b. 12 April, 1791, in Cornish, N. H.; mar. Betsy 
Rice, 7 March, 1815. She was b. 15 Feb., 1796. and d. 18 May, 
1870. He d. 13 Feb., 1875, in Tampico, HI. 

217. GEORGE' {George'"'' and Experience {Burt), George, ^^ Isaac,'' 
George^), b. 12 March, 1737, in Longmeadow, Mass.; mar. Sarah 
Colton, dau. of Ephraim and Sarah (Burt) Colton, of Longmcidow, 2 
Nov., 1757 (see No. 294). She d. 7 June, 1792. He mar., second, 
Mrs. Eleanor (Cooley) Cane, dau. of Eli and Mary (Phips) Cooley, 
2 March, 1796. She was b. 20 May, 1762, and d. 20 Dec. 1844. Re- 
moved to Vershire, Vt., and lived with his son Julius, where he d. 30 
Dec, 1817. 

Children all b. in Longmeadoiv. 

503. i- Natha.n, b. 26 Oct., 1758; mar. Anne Webber, of Brimfield, Mass., 

pub. 15 July, 1780. He d. in Longmeadow, 9 Oct., 1797. 

504. ii- Abishai. Rev., b. 4 May, 1761; grad. at Yale Coll., 1783; mar. Abigail 

Denison, dau. of William and Susanna Denison, of Strafford, Vt, 
20 May, 1792. He was settled as pastor over a church in Sand- 
gate, Vt., where he d. 12 Jan., 1823. 

505. iii- Julius, b. 4 March, 1763; mar. Sibil Post, — Nov., 1789. Lived in 



FIFTH GENERATION. 67 

Sharon, Vt., and d. there 3 Dec, 1829. She d. in Boston, Mass., 15 
Dec, 1840. 

506. i^'- Alpheus, b. Dec, 1765; mar. Lois Spencer, of Somers, Conn., 31 Aug., 

1786. Lived in Longmeadow, where he d. 22 Oct., 1823. She d. 
15 May, 1830. 

507. V. Demas, b. 26 Nov., 1767; mar. Mary Woolworth, dau. of Richard and 

Lois (Colton) Woolworth, 6 Feb., 1789 (see No. 163). She d. 10 
Oct., 1834, in Longmeadow. He mar., second, Mrs. Lucretia Barnes, 
of Middletown, Conn., 14 Feb., 1836; d. i Sept., 1854, in Upper 
Middletown (now Cromwell), Conn. 

508. vi. Sarah^ b. 14 June, 1770; d. in Vershire, Vt., 23 June, 1823. She was a 

woman of rare talents and attainments, beloved by all who knew her ; 
never married. 

509. vii. Experience, b. 30 Nov., 1773; mar. William Patterson, of Vershire, 

Vt, 26 March, 1797. She d. 26 March, 1843. He was b. 28 Feb., 
1769, and d. 17 Oct., 1840. Children: I. Sally, b. 7 March, 1798; 
mar. Freeman Smith, I Dec, 1825; d. 15 Sept., 1890. 2. Calvin C, 
b. 9 Nov., 1799; mar. Juliana Matson, 15 March, 1832; d. 15 June, 
1867. She was b. 4 Nov., 1813, and d. 10 June, 1894. 3. Lucia, 
b. 13 Nov., 1801 ; mar. Robert Paine, 2 Dec, 1824; d. 8 March, 1886. 
4. William, b. 3 July, 1803; mar. Ruth Adams, 16 June, 1829; d. 16 
June, 1886. 5. Experience, b. 12 Jan., 1805 ; did not marry. 6. 
Lydia, b. 17 March, 1807; mar. Zure Eldridge Messer, 27 April, 
1842; d. 14 April, 1889. 7. Mercy, b. 14 Oct., 1809; mar. Randall 
H. Wild, 12 June, 1846; d. 29 Nov., 1891. 8. Amasa, b. 17 Dec, 
1812; mar. Minerva Robinson, 15 April, 1841. 9. Philinda, b. 5 
Jan., 1815; mar. David Matson, 20 Oct., 1836; d. 23 June, 1857. 
10. Fidelia, b. 5 Jan., 1815 ; mar. CoUister Bartholomew, 29 March, 
1836; d. 31 Jan., 1865. 

227. JONATHAN « {Comet Isaac '^ and Mercy {Colton), George,''^ 
Isaac^ George^'), b. 28 Feb., 1758, in Springfield, Mass.; mar. Eliza- 
beth Strong, . He d. in Champion, Jefferson Co., N. Y. She 

d. 17 Oct., 1841, in Gouverneur, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y., aged 79 
years. He enlisted 23 April, 1777, for 8 months' service as a private 
in Capt. David Parsons' Co. (of Enfield), Col. Charles Webb's Regt., 
2d Regt. Connecticut troops; discharged 9 Jan., 1778. He is also men- 
tioned in the Massachusetts records among men who lost articles in an 
expedition against Rhode Island in Capt. Jonathan Evans' Co., Col. 
Nathaniel Wade's Regt. No date. 



68 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

Children all supposed to have been b. in Bolton, Conn. 

510. i- Jonathan Strong, b. 3 July, 1781, in Bolton; mar. Betsy Danielson, 
of Butternut, X. Y., 15 Nov., 1803. She d. in Princeton, III., 4 Oct., 
1846. He d. in same place 11 Dec, 1854. 

511. ii. Betsy, b. , 1783; mar. William Cleghorn. She d. 4 Jan., 1813, 

aged 29 years. He d. 3 Oct., 1861, in Hermon, St. Lawrence Co., 
N. Y., aged 84 years. Children: i. Betsy, b. 1801 ; mar. Leonard Hig- 

gins, , 1829; d. 2 June, 1876. 2. Polly, b. 23 April, 1803; mar. 

Samuel Barr, 10 March, 1825 ; d. 19 Jan.. 1874. 3. Eveline, b. — 
Nov., 1806; d. 22 Oct., 1S75. 4. William Harvey, b. 25 March, 1808; 
d. 8 March, 1832. 5. Almira, b. 17 Dec, 1810; mar. Horace Barr, 
28 May, 1828. 

512. iii- William, b. 3 June, 1785; mar. Hannah Dorwin, . She was b. 

in Vermont, 18 June, 1781, and d. 17 Sept., 1863. He d. 9 Nov., 1S64. 

513. iv. Clara, b. 23 Aug., 1787, in Bolton, Conn.; mar. Amos Dorwin, in 
Champion, X. Y., 7 Xov., 1804. He was b. 24 Sept., 1783, in Lanes- 
borough, Mass., and d. 11 Sept., 1846, in Naples, 111. She d. in Naples, 
111 , 19 July, 1846. Children all b. in Champion, N. Y.: I. Amanda 
Ann, b. 14 Sept., 1805; mar. Joseph Brown, 16 Nov., 1826, in Cham- 
pion ; d. 9 March, 1833, in Lockport, N. Y. 2. Amos Dwight, b. 
30 June, 1807; mar. Clarissa Carpenter, in Lockport, N. Y., 4 Sept., 
1834; mar. second, Mary Ann Green, 30 June, 1840, in Springfield, 
111. He d. 30 Sept., 1846. 3. Laura Mead. b. 16 June, 1809; mar. 
Jonathan Gilbert, 4 Jan., 183;. in Buffalo, N. Y. ; d. in New York, 

. 1S7S. 4. Levina Hubby, b. 26 June, 1811 ; mar. Wm. A. 

Brown, — July, 1829, in I>e Raysville, N. Y. ; d. 19 June, 1843, in 
Springfield. 111. 5. William Clark, b. 6 Oct.. 1813; d. 14 May, 1864, 
in Andersonville Prison, Ga. 6. Eri Colton, b. ID April, 1816; mar. 
Maria Haines, 8 Jan., 1840; d. 4 N'^ov., 1862, in Washington Ter'y- 7- 
Charill Stores, b. 21 April, 1818; mar. Robert F. Coflin, 26 Feb., 1839, 
in Springfield, 111. 8. Phares Allen, b. 10 Sept., 1821 ; mar. Caroline 
Fisher, 17 Feb., 1848, in Springfield, 111.; d. 18 Feb., 1870, in Spring- 
field, 111. 

J14. V. Electa, b. 18 Dec, 1791 ; mar. Elijah Hough, 16 Nov., 1809. He was 
b. 20 Sept., 1784, and d. in Bloomingdale, Du Page Co., 111., 16 May, 
1848. She d. in same place 16 Jan., 1867. Children, all b. in Gouver- 
neur, St. Lazurence Co., N. Y., except Francclia: i. Arethusa Lavinia, 
b. 5 March, 181 1; mar. Harry Woodworth. She d. 24 Nov., 1889. 
Children: (a) Omeara C, mar. Julia King, (b) Franklin B., mar. 
Elizabeth Meacham. Served in Civil War ; Lieut. 9th 111. Cavalry, 
(c) Florence Medora, b. 6 Feb.. 1845; d. 2 Jan., 1908; mar. Willis 
Canfield, 1880. Child: Cora, b. 1881 ; mar. Wm. Rogers. 2. Alphonso 
Ives, b. 26 Sept., 1812; d. in Watertown, N. Y., 11 Feb., 1842. 3. 
Clinton Colton, b. 11 Dec, 1814; d. in Brooklyn, N. Y., 9 June, 1859 



FIFTH GENERATION. 69 

(see No. io68b). 4. Julius Strong, b. i Sept., 1817; drowned at 
Water town, N. Y., 2 Aug., 1837. 5. Roselle Marvin, b. 7 Feb., 
1820. Served in Civil War as Colonel 67th Illinois Infantry ; 
mar. Ann Jeannette Elliott. He d. 8 March, 1892. 6. Oramel Smith, 
b. 26 June, 1822 ; mar. Pollie A. Vincent, 31 Dec, 1845. She 
was b. 4 March, 1827, and d. 10 June, 1904. Children: (a) Al- 
bert Julius, b. 9 Sept., 1846; d. 10 Dec, 1909. Cb) Charles H., 
b. 25 Dec, 1847. (c) Walter C, b. 24 Feb., 1850; mar. Carrie B. 
Millan, 19 June, 1877, of a Virginia family. She was b. 21 Aug., 1852. 
Children: (c i) Jennie Marie, b. i July, 1878; d. i July, 1878. (c 2) 
Walter C, Jr., b. 26 May, 1880 ; mar. Elizabeth Knott, 31 Oct., 1908. 
(03) Will Millan, b. 23 Aug., 1882; mar. Florence Lord, 12 Nov., 
1910. He is a writer and composer of note, (c 4) Charles V., b. 28 
Feb., 1888. (c5) Tommie E., b. 10 Oct., 1892. (d) Roselle M., b. 
16 Jan., 1852; d. 7 Feb., 1891. (e) Ida May, b. 9 Nov., 1856; mar. 
E. D. Kimball, 26 June, 1889. (f) Oramel S., Jr., b. 12 Dec, 1858; 
mar. Genevera Pomeroy, 21 Oct., 1880. (g) Carrie H., b. 13 Aug., 
1862. 7. Erastus George, b. i Sept., 1824; d. in Naperville, 111., 30 
July, 1849 ; mar. Caroline SedgAvick about 1847. She d. 1908. 8. 
Cornelia Alvira, b. 30 March, 1827; d. 11 June, 1908; mar. 22 Jan., 
184s, Hackaliah Brown, b. in Newburgh, N. Y., 6 Feb., 1812; d. 22 
July, 1900. Children: (a) Francis Clinton, b. 25 June, 1846; d. 15 
June, 1849. (b) Marcellus, b. 10 Feb., 1848; mar. Helen Augusta 
Mann, 5 Oct., 1870. She was b. 1849; d. 8 March, 1889. Child: 
Bertha Edna, b. 28 Jan., 1872; d. 29 March, 1900. (c) Leuthold 
Charles, b. 23 Jan., 1850; mar. Evaline Augusta Piper. Children: 
(c i) Ernest Clair, mar. Adaline King. Children: Hazel, Preston, 
Luther, Marguerite, Norma, Irma. (c 2) Dora Irene, mar; William 
Walls. (c 3) Leuthold Hough, mar. Henrietta Bischop. Children: 
Beatrice, Dorothy, (c 4) Vera Cornelia, (d) Hadassah Lila, b. 17 
Oct., 1852; d. 20 Aug., 1888; mar. Christopher Haseman, 14 Sept., 
1878. She d. 20 Aug., 1888. (e) Dora Teresa, b. 19 April, 1854. 
(f) Lenna Electa, b. 13 Sept., 1856; mar. Willis P. Colton, 24 Dec, 
1882, Fort Scott, Kansas, (g) Walter Carrol, b. 20 June, 1859; d. 14 
Dec, i860. (h) Cora Edith, b. 16 April, 1862; mar. Christopher 
Haseman, 7 Jan., 1890. He d. 9 Aug., 1906. Child: Lee Edgon Hase- 
man, b. 31 Oct., 1890. (i) Aurilla May, b. 15 Aug., 1869. 9. Fran- 
celia M., b. 26 Oct., 1832, in Watertown, Jefferson Co., N. Y. ; mar. 
Franklin B. Andrews, b. 7 Oct., 1828; d. 14 Nov., 1899. Children: 
(a) George Hough, b. 30 July, 1855; d. 18 Oct., 1886. (b) Oramel 
Elijah, b. 4 May, 1857; d. 4 Jan., 1874. (c) Frank Butterfield, b. 6 
June, i860; mar. Minnie Dyckes, 20 July, 1892. She d. 1906; mar., 
second. Mrs. Dolly Jane. 2 June, 1908. No children, (d) Millin 
Oscar, b. 14 March. 1862; d. 14 Oct., 1863. (e) Olive, b. 30 Oct., 1864; 



70 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

mar. Elias Stillwell, 17 June, 1886. Children: (e i) Harry, b. 28 
May, 1887; mar. Verne Weatherman, 21 Dec, 1910. (e 2) Roy, b. 
27 Aug., 1890. (f) Charles Clinton, b. 4 Nov., 1867; mar. Jennie 
Adam, 24 April, 1888. Children: (f i) Francelia Blanche, b. 7 March, 
1889. (f 2) Edward Wheeler, b. 13 Jan., 1891. (£3) Charles Clinton, 
b. 16 Dec, 1893. (£4) Jennie May, b. 21 Feb., 1895. (£5) Franklin 
Butterfield, b. 11 Sept., 1898. 

333. JOSEPH = [Gideon '''' and Deidamia [Purchase), Joseph,''^ 
Isaac,- George^), b. in Springfield, Mass., 1 June, 1766; mar. Eliza- 
beth Eldridge, , 1 793, in Groton, Conn. ; removed thence to 

Pompey, Onondaga Co., N. Y., where he was for some years connected 
in business with Henry Se>Tnour, father of Gov. Seymour. He d. in 

Buffalo, N. Y., 19 April, 1835. She was b. in , 1773, and d. in 

Buffalo, 30 July, 1832. 

CJiildren all h. in Pompey, N. Y. 

515. i. Elizabeth, b. 15 June, 1794; mar. Charles Morris, in Pompey Hill, 
N. Y., 29 Dec, 1813. She d. in Springville, Erie Co., N. Y., 14 July, 
1858. He was b. in Hartford, Oneida Co., N. Y., 12 March, 1789, 
and d. in Quincy, 111., 9 Aug., 1875. Children: i. Charles E., b. 6 
Oct., 1814, in Pompey, N. Y. ; mar. Margaret McGinnis, in Lex- 
ington, Ky., 8 Sept., 1840. They had seven children. 2. William, 
b. 16 July, 1816, in Jamesville, N. Y. ; mar. Emma E. Miller, 16 
July, 1845. They had ele'c-en children. 3. Henry Colton, b. 28 
April, 1826, in Jordan, N. Y. ; d. in Portersville, Ala., 22 May, 1861. 
4. Cornelia Elizabeth, b. 11 July, 1829, in Utica, N. Y. ; mar. Z. P. 
Mason, 10 Dec, 1849, in Jordan, N. Y. 5. Catharine C, b. 3 
March, 1834, in Jordan; mar. Horace C. Spencer, in Springville, 
N. Y., 7 Dec, 1853. 

516. "• Manly, b. 18 June, 1796; mar. Mary A. Stoddart. She d. in Buffalo, 
N. Y.. 10 May, 1847. He d. in same place 14 March, 1852. 
517. iii. Royal, b. 9 Oct., 1798; mar. Catharine Caryl, 4 Nov., 1823. He d. in 
St. Louis, Mo., 7 Nov., 1850. A^o children. 

518. iv. Daniel Elpridge. b. 13 April, 1802; mar. Wilhelmina Louisa Salleau, 
in New Orleans, La., 10 Oct., 1835. 
519. V. Delia, b. 18 Feb., 1804; mar. Samuel Skinner, of Le Roy, N. Y., 6 
Nov., 1821. He was b. in Williamstown, Mass., and d. in Le Roy, 
25 Oct.. 1852. She d. 4 June, 1892, in Buffalo. N. Y. Children all 
b. in Le Roy: i. John Benjamin, b. 23 June, 1822 ; mar. Miss 
Putnam, of Attica, N. Y., 27 May. 1846 ; d. 25 Aug., 1870, in Clif- 
ton, N. Y. 2. George Eldridge. b. 8 April, 1825 ; mar. Elizabeth 



FIFTH GENERATION. 71 

Gibson, of Le Roy, N. Y., 12 Oct., 1852. 3. Harriet Elizabeth, b. 
21 Oct., 1828 ; mar. Freeman M. Edson, of Scottsville, N. Y., 8 June, 
1847. He d. 28 Nov., 1862. 4. Henry Colton, b. 18 May, 1831 ; 
d. in Chicago, 111., 3 Dec, i860. 5. Catharine, b. S July, 1833; mar. 
James H. McClure, of Albany, N. Y., 20 June, 1855. 
520. vi. Horatio Nelson, b. 23 July, 1806; d. 25 July, 1811. 
521. ■"!• Henry, b. 23 Aug., 1808; mar. Jane A. Carpenter, in Buffalo, N. Y., 
2 May, 1833. He d. in Buffalo, 27 Oct., 1849. She d. 17 March, 

1893. 

522. viii. Emeline, b. 29 Sept., 1810; mar. Joseph Hunting Sherrill, 14 Sept., 

1842. She d. 17 Sept., 1862, in Port Allegheny, McKean Co., Penn. 

Children: I. Hattie Elizabeth, b. , 1843; d. , 1845. 2. 

Emeline Colton, b. 26 Aug., 1845 ; d. 20 Dec, 1872. 3. Joseph 
Henry, b. 27 July, 1847. 4. Jane Elizabeth, b. 14 Oct., 1849. 5. 
Mary Josephine, b. 26 Sept., 185 1 ; d. 19 Oct., 1872. 

523. ix. Harriet Amelia, b. 25 July, 1813; mar. Morgan L. Badgley, of 

Buffalo, N. Y , — July, 1832. He d. , 1878. She d. 20 July, 

1892, in Springville, Erie Co., N. Y. Child: Henry, b. , 

1844; d. , 1845. 

524. X. Catharine, b. , 1815 ; d, 1815. 



236. WALTER, DOCTORS {Gideon'''' and Deidamia {Purchase), 

Joseph^^ Isaac ^ George^), b. , 1773, in Springfield, Mass.; 

mar. Nancy Brace, in Pompey, N. Y., 1 Feb., 1798. He d. 27 Sept., 
1834, in Monroe, Mich. She d. in same place 25 March, 1843. He 
studied medicine in Longmeadow, Mass. ; was the first practicing 
physician in Pompey, Onondaga Co., N. Y., and rose to eminence in 
his profession which he practiced in Pompey, Onondaga, Manlius and 
Oswego, N. Y., Perrysburg, Ohio, and Monroe, Mich. He was also 
Judge of the Court of Common Pleas in the Counties of Onondaga, 
N. Y. ; Wood, Ohio, and Monroe, Mich. He was surgeon in the U. S. 
Army in the War of 1812; present at the battle of Queenstown, was 
sent after the battle within the British lines to care for the American 
wounded prisoners; was subsequently stationed at Sacketts Harbor and 
was present at the capture of Fort George, after which he resigned 
his commission in the army. He was a man of strong convictions, a 
ready writer and speaker ; took active part in public affairs, was a life- 
long advocate of Temperance and a bitter opponent of Slavery. 



72 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

Children. 

525. i. Carlos, b. 29 July, 1800, in Pompey, X. Y. ; mar. Sophia A. Brigham, 

21 Dec, 1833, in Monguanon (now Trenton), Mich. She d. 3 April, 
1876, in Toledo, O. He d. 6 April, 1882, in St. Louis, Mo. 

526. ii. Cl.\kinda., b. 10 Feb., 1802, in Onondaga, N. Y. ; mar. Stephen Yan 

Rensselaer Bill, in Oswego, N. Y., 24 Jan., 1821. He was b. 5 April, 
1800, in Albany, N. Y., and d. 8 Dec, 1834. Children: i. Henrietta, 
b. I Dec, 1822; d. 10 Dec, 1822. 2. Anna Maria, b. 30 June. 1824; 
mar. Wm. Jennings, 18 Jan., 1854. 3. Henrietta Mary, b. i Dec, 1826; 
mar. Hiram Allen, 15 Feb., 1849. 4. James Yan Rensselaer, b. 13 
Jan., 1830; d. 23 July, 1851. 5. Clarinda, twin of James V. R., b. 
13 Jan., 1830; d. 17 Jan., 1830. 6. Clarinda Colton, b. 9 June, 1832; 
mar. Phineas Earl Saunders, 13 May. 1849. 7. Harriet Deming, b. 7 
Aug., 1834; mar. John Ballard, Jr., 18 July, 1854; d. 13 May, 1869. 
527. iii- Hamilton, b. 23 Feb., 1805, in Manlius, N. Y. ; mar. Melinda S. Allen, 
in Monroe, Mich., 12 Sept., 1833. He d. in Milan. O., 3 Dec, 1878. 
She d. 24 Dec, 1889. 

337. AMBROSE^ {GiJron " ami Dcidamia {Purchase), Joscph,^^ 
Isaac,- George'^), b. in Springfield, Mass., 18 April, 1777; mar. Sibyl 
Button, of Wilbraham, Mass., 8 May, 1804. He d. 17 Oct., 1844. She 
was b. 17 May, 1783. After her husband's death she removed to Cum- 
mington, Mass., where she d. 23 April, 1864. Lived in Agawam, Mass. 

Children all b. in Agawam. 

528. i. SOPHRONIA, b. 1 June, 1805; mar. \YiIliam Roberts, of Feeding Hills, 
Mass. He was b. in Middletown, Conn., 3 Nov., 1800. She d. 6 
Oct., 1872. He d. 31 Jan., 1888. Children all b. in Feeding Hills: 
I. Antoinette, b. i March, 1832; mar. John Francis Hamilton, of 
Feeding Hills, 29 July, 1868. He was b. in Palmer, Mass.. 15 Sept., 
1830. She d. 21 June, 1879. No children. 2. Byron Charles, b. 7 
June, 1839; mar. Emergenne .\. Babcock, of Chester. Mass., 11 
Sept., 1862. She was b. 6 June, 1843. Children: (a) Alphonso 
Byron, b. 31 July. 1864; mar. Millie Belle Kingsley. of Hunting- 
ton, Mass., 14 Nov... 1889. She was b. 5 Nov., 1859. (b) Malina 
Victoria, b. 24 Dec, 1865 ; mar. James Wilson Hamilton, of Belcher- 
town, Mass., 29 June. 1892. He was b. 27 Sept., 1861. in P.ilmer, 
Mass. (c) Alice Idelle, b. 18 Jan., 1868. (d) William Henry, b. 
17 July, 1870; mar. Christine Marcy, 19 Aug., 1896, b. 5 Feb., 
1865, at Lake Megantic, P. Q. (e) Grace Emergenne, b. 8 Nov., 
1873; d. 20 Aug., 1879. (f) Edith Alsemena. b. 18 April, 1875; d. 
8 Sept., 1S75. (g) Bertha Eliza b. 15 Feb.. 1877. (h) Abbie 



FIFTH GENERATION. 73 

Louise, b. 3 March, 1882. 3. Martha Catharine, b. 25 Nov., 1844; 
mar. Sanford Herbert Sawyer, of Montague, Mass., 11 March, 1886. 
He was b. 24 Dec, 1856, in Montague. 
529. ii. DiEDAMiA, b. 16 Feb., 1807; d. 5 July, 1840; unmarried. 

530. iii. Ambrose, b. 10 June, 1808; mar. Adaline Calkins, of Springfield, 

Mass., II Feb., 1830. She d. 4 Oct., 1842, in Springfield. He mar., 
second, Louisa Calkins, of Wilbraham, Mass., 23 Oct., 1845. He 
d. 8 Oct., 1892. 

531. iv. Charles, b. 5 June, 1810; mar. Mary M. Cooley, of Sunderland, 

Mass., 25 Nov., 1841. She d. 13 Aug., 1875. He d. in Agawam, 
Mass., 13 Oct., 1881. 

532. V. TiRZAH, b. 5 Dec, 1811; mar. George Tucker, of Agawam, 17 Sept., 

1833. She d. 8 April, 1892. He was b. 8 March, 1799, and d. 29 
Dec, 1875. Children all b. in Agawam: i. Emily H., b. 21 March, 
1835 ; mar. Henry Barnett, 25 Sept., 1853. He was b. in London 
England, 5 March, 1832; killed in the battle of Antietam, near 
Sharpsburg, Md., 18 Sept., 1862. Children: (a) Catharine T., b. 

9 May, 1854. (b) Morris H., b. 25 May, 1857. (c) Rosetta T., b. 
30 Jan., 1863; d. 26 Dec, 1897. She mar., second, Richard Jobes, 

10 Sept., 1867, in Suffield, Conn. He was b. 14 Aug., 1826. Chil- 
dren: (d) George Bennett, b. 12 July, 1869. (e) William K., b. 

13 June, 1872; d. II Nov., 1872. 2. Mary E., b. 17 Oct., 1837; un- 
married. 3. George E., b. 8 Dec, 1842 ; mar. Mrs. Fanny Courtis, 
of Lynn, Mass. She was b. 24 Nov., 1842. He d. 14 Feb., 1885. 

533. vi. Lucy, b. 30 Nov., 1813; d. 26 Sept., 1889, in Agawam, Mass; did not 

marry. 
534. vii. Henry, b. 25 Oct., 1815 ; mar. Martha C. Taylor, of Pelham, Mass., 

14 Feb., 1845. He d. 13 July, 1862. She was b. 17 Nov., 1816; d. 
22 Sept., 1877. 

535. viii. Amanda, b. 8 Oct., 1817; mar. Henry Roberts, of Feeding Hills, 25 

Nov., 1841. She d. 14 April, 1847. He d. 12 July, 1880, in Feeding 
Hills. Children: i. Samuel H., b. 10 June, 1843; mar. Arabella 
Kent, of Suffield, Conn., 4 April, 1866. Children: (a) Helen 
Amanda, b. 28 March, 1867. (b) Henry Vanness, b. 30 July, 
1873. (c) Clayton L., b. 14 March, 1878; d. 17 March, 1880. 2. 
Horace Vanness, b. 16 Dec, 1845 ; mar. Mary E. Babcock, in 
Huntington, Mass., i Jan., 1867. He d. 5 Oct., 1872. Child: (a) 
Minnie E., b. 18 Feb., 1868; mar. Reuben J. Rice, i May, 1889. 

536. ix. Ethan B., b. 20 July, 1820; mar. Elvira M. Hubbard, 23 Aug., 1876, 

in Saratoga, N. Y. She was b. in Hartford, Conn., 1834; d. 27 
March, 1882. No children. 

537. X. Edwin T., b. 30 April, 1823; d. 29 March, 1888; unmarried. Resided 

in Springfield, Mass. 



74 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

239. JOSEPH 5 {Bcnjamin^^ and Abiah {Coolcy), Bmjamin,^^ 
Isaac ^ George ^ ) , b. 25 Jan., 1745, in Wilbraham, Mass. ; mar. Eleanor 
Bartlett, in Wilbraham, 22 Oct., 1773. She d. in Wilbraham, 3 April, 
1779. He d. 15 June, 1817. He was a farmer in early life but for 
many years he followed the sea. His last years were spent with his 
son Rufus, in West Springfield. He rendered military service in the 
Revolutionary War at Ticonderoga as Corporal in Capt. Daniel Cad- 
well's Co., Col. Timothy Robinson's Regt., enlisting 25 Dec, 1776; 
discharged 2 April, 1777; also as Sergeant in Capt. Abel King's Co., 
Col. Sears' Regt., 20 Aug., 1781 to 20 Nov., 1781. 



Children both b. in Wilbraha 



in. 



538. i. Erastus, b. 18 April, 1775; d. — Oct., 17S4. 
539. ii- Rufus, b. 8 Oct., 1776; mar. Mary Button, of Agawam, Mass., 21 April, 
1801. She was b. 20 Jan., 1778, and d. 10 Aug., 1808. He mar., 
second, Lucretia Day, of Holyoke. Mass., 22 Feb., 1809. She was b. 
6 Sept., 1787, and d. 18 Jan., 1861. He d. in Northfield, Conn., 12 
June, 1862. 

240. JOHN GUNN, CAPTAIN -"^ {Benjamin^' and Abiah 
{Cooley), Benjamin,^^ Isaac," George^), b. 22 Oct., 1747, in Spring- 
field, Mass.; mar. Martha Warriner, of Springfield, pub 25 Aug., 1770. 
He d. 16 Jan., 1822. She d. 28 Feb., 1806. He was a master carpenter 
and assisted in building the Connecticut River Bridge at Springfield, 
during the progress of which work he met with an accident which 
mutilated one of his hands. Soon after the completion of the bridge he 
removed with his family to Butternuts, Delaware Co., N. Y., and for 
several years carried the U. S. mail through the central counties of the 
state. He d. on one of these trips at a station near Utica. He saw 
much service during the Revolutionary War. He was Sergeant in 
Maj. Andrew Colton's " Minute Men," 20 April to 4 May, 1775 ; and 
in Capt. Daniel Cadwell's Co., of Col. Timothy Robinson's detachment, 
Hampshire militia, 25 Dec, 1776 to 2 April, 1777, at Ticonderoga; 
was 2d Lieut., Capt. Samuel Burt's Co., Col. Bliss' Regt., commissioned 
23 April, 1778, also 2d Lieut, in Capt. John Carpenter's guards, 11 
March to 11 June, 1779, and in same Co.. 11 June to 20 Sept., 1779. 
Commissioned 1st Lieut., Capt. Joseph Browning's Co., Col. Seth Mur- 



FIFTH GENERATION. 75 

ray's Hampshire Regt., 4 July to 12 Oct., 1780. He marched in Col. 
Gideon Burt's Regt. to retake Samuel Ely who had been rescued from 
Springfield jail, 12 June, 1782, and also to oppose the Northampton 
rioters, 16 June, 1782. 

Children all recorded in Springfield, Mass. 

540. i. John, b. 14 June, 1771 ; d. in infancy. 

541. ii. John, b. 27 Feb., 1773; d. in Jefferson Co., N. Y. ; did not marry. 

542. iii. Chauncey, b. 18 May, 1775; mar. Sibyl Taylor, 22 July, 1787; d. 

on the Mohawk River, N. Y., 12 Aug., 1809. 

543. iv- QuARTius, b. 18 Feb., 1777; mar. Nancy Thrall, 30 June, 1799. She 

d. 26 Nov., 1822. He mar., second, Mary Hogeboome, 12 Oct., 1823. 
He d. 16 Jan., 1832, in Butternuts, N. Y. 

544. V. Orra, b. 10 June, 1783; mar. Abel Brooks, 16 Dec, 1809; d. 7 Dec, 
1846. Children: I. Louisa, b. 16 Dec, 1810; mar. James S. Bum- 
side. 2. William, b. 20 Jan., 1813; mar. Hetta M. Morse, 17 Jan., 
1836. 3. Hannah, b. 7 March, 1815 ; mar. John Van Camp. 4. 
Martha, b. 19 Dec, 1817; mar. Wm. Bennett. 5. Julia, b. i May, 
1819; mar. Lorenzo White. 6. Emmeline, b. 22 April, 1821 ; mar. 
Dwight Preston. 7. Amanda, b. 12 April, 1823 ; mar. Leonard 
Baldwin. 8. Mary, b. 25 Oct., 1825 ; mar. William Higby. 
545. "• Heman, b. 10 April, 1786; mar. Lucinda Warriner, 19 Feb., 1812. She 
d. 9 April, 185 1. He mar., second, Diana R. Smith, 15 Sept., 1854. 
He d. 15 Feb., 1878. She d. about 1881. 

546. vii. Pamelia, b. 26 May, 1792. 



341. ELI ^ {Benjaviin^^ and Abiah {Cooley), Benjamin^^ Isaac^ 
George^), b. 24 July, 1750, in Springfield, Mass.; mar. Mary Crane 
about 1774. She was b. 20 Nov., 1752, and d. in Mt. Pleasant, Wis., 8 
July, 1848. Moved to central New York about 1794 with his family, 
living first in New Lisbon and later in Scipio, Cayuga Co., where he d. 
about 1815. His name appears in the Registry of Deeds for Northern 
Berkshire, Mass., under date of 16 Aug., 1788 as purchasing a farm of 
20 acres, 11 rods, with buildings, etc., for £30 5 s., and again 25 Jan., 
1794, as selling same for £45. He enlisted 25 Dec, 1776, in Capt. 
Daniel Cadwell's Co., Col. Timothy Robinson's Hampshire Regt. ; dis- 
charged 2 April, 1777, served at Ticonderoga; also in Capt. Samuel 
Burt's Co., Col. Elisha Porter's Regt., 22 July, 1779 to 25 Aug., 1779. 



76 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

Children. 

547. L Eli, b. 8 Nov., 1775, in Wilbraham, Mass. Soon after reaching their 
legal majority age he and his brother Luther left home. Luther 
finally settled in Canada, but of Eli, or of his descendants, nothing 
has been definitely learned. 

548. ii- Luther, b. , 1777; mar. Susan Millar about 1801. He d. in 

Belville, Ont, Can. She d. . 

549. iii- Charles, b. , 1779; mar. Polly Jones, dau. of Ezra Jones, of 

Sempronius, Cayuga, Co., N. Y., , 1805. 

550. iv. Rhoda, b. 20 Sept., 1781; mar. John Daniels, in New Lisbon, Otsego 
Co., N. Y., 4 Aug., 1802. They remained in New Lisbon two years 
and then removed to Scipio, making that their permanent home. 
She d. there 28 Feb., 1871. He was b. in Mass., 28 Jan., 1777, and 
d. in Scipio, 9 March, 1871. Children, all excepting Harriet, b. in 
Scipio: I. Harriet, b. 22 Feb., 1803, in Otsego Co., N. Y. ; mar 
Hiram Olney, 17 Jan., 1822, in New Lisbon. Children: (a) Volney 
b. — Sept., 1823; d. 25 Nov., 1823. (b) Rhoda Eleanor, b. 4 Jan. 
1825; d. 17 Aug., 1826. (c) Marietta A., b. 19 Oct., 1828. (d) 
Elizabeth E., b. 12 Feb., 1831. (e) Cephas C. b. 15 June, 1834, 
(f) Henrietta, b. 9 Dec, 1837. (g) Harrison, b. 29 Oct., 1841. 2 
Harvey, b. 7 Oct., 1804; d. 21 Nov., 1896. 3. Horace, b. 20 May 
1807; d. 8 May, 1837; mar. Emily Smith. 4. Henrietta, b. 19 Feb. 
1809; mar. William Mendall. 5. Hiram, b. 17 Feb., 1811; mar 
Sarah Case; mar., 2nd, Eliza Rude. He d. 24 July, 1899. Chil 
dren: (a) Marietta, b. July. 1843; mar. William Thorpe. Chil 
dren: (a i) Frederick. (a 2) Ida May. (a 3) Marietta. (34) 
Leola. (as) Cora, (a 6) Lina or Zina. (a 7) Richard, (a 8) 
Albert. (39) Randolph, (b) Arthur, b. 5 Dec, 1849; mar. Rachel 
Culver. Children: (bi) Burton, b. 8 Feb., 1874; mar. 16 Feb., 
1900, Lilian Cronkhite. (b2) Eliza May, b. 27 Aug., 1879; mar. 
19 June, 1907, Frederick Langham. (b3) Flora Belle, b. i June, 
1887. (b4) Helen, b. 28 Jan., 1890. (b 5) Ruth. b. 8 Ajjril. 1896. 
(c) Frederick, b. 1851. 6. Harrison, b. 17 Oct., 1813; mar. Sarah 
Tallman. He d. 19 July, 1885. 7. Huron, b. 22 Sept.. 1817; d. 27 
Feb., 1903 ; mar. Susan Smith, and 2nd, Lenora Chapman. 8. 
Marietta, b. 20 Nov., 1819; d. 15 Jan.. 1840. 9. Zina, b. 5 March, 
1822; d. 28 Jan., 1840. 10. Esther, b. 31 Jan., 1826; d. 31 March, 
1844. 

551. v. Polly, (Mary), b. 1783; mar. Frederick Dawson and by him had 

six children — John, Betsey, Lucinda, William, Mary and Robert. 

She mar., second, . and had another child, Pamelia. The 

family moved to Michigan, where all d. many years ago. 

552. \-i. Lucinda, b. 1785; mar. Joseph Lull; had a family of seven children. 



FIFTH GENERATION. 77 

553. vii. Pliny, b. 8 Jan., 1787; mar. Rizpah Marsh, — Oct., 1817, in Cam- 
bridge, N. Y. ; d. 17 March, 1864. She d. 14 Oct., 1876, both in 
' Wisconsin. 

554- viii. John, b. , 1788, in North Adams, Mass.; mar. Percy Bailey, 

1812. He had a son John Bailey, who d. 4 Dec, 1897, in Madison, 
Wis., without children. Another son James d. recently in Kansas 
City, Mo. 

555, ix. Benjamin, b. 4 March, 1790, in North Adams, Berkshire Co., Mass.; 

mar. Polly Aspinwall, — March, 1817. He d. 13 April, 1832. She 
d. 18 Feb., 1841. 

556. X. Alpheus, b. 16 Feb., 1792; mar. Sally Reude, in Scipio, N. Y., , 

1814; d. 21 May, 1846. She d. 31 Jan., 1859. 

243. DANIEL 5 {Benjamin ^'^ and Abiah {Cooley), Benjamin,''^ 
Isaac ^ George ^), b. 31 March, 1756, in Brimfield, Mass.; mar. Susan- 
nah Robbins, dau. of Daniel and Mary Robbins, of Wilbraham, Mass. 
She d. 30 June, 1788. He d. in Springfield, Mass. Served in the 
Revolutionary War as private in Capt. Isaac Colton's Co., Col. David 
Brewer's 9th Regt., 10 May to 1 Aug., 1775 ; is mentioned in company 
return dated Roxbury, 7 Oct., 1775. Also in Capt. Colton's Co., Col. 
Rufus Putnam's 9th Regt. Was Sergeant, Capt. Ephraim Colton's Co., 
Col. Ruggles Woodbridge's Regt., 23 Aug. to 23 Oct., 1777, serving in 
Northern army under Gen. Gates. Also in Capt. Abel King's Co., Col. 
Sears' Regt., 20 Aug. to 26 Nov., 1781. 

Children b. in Wilbraham. 

557. i. Otis, b. i March, 1784; d. — June, 1784. 
558, ii- Otis, b. 10 Sept., 1785; mar. Abigail Warriner, in Wilbraham, 26 Oct., 
1814. He d. in Springfield, 2 Jan., 1856. She d. 11 Sept., 1858. 
559. iii. Susannah, b. 3 June, 1787. 

246. EDWARD BOND, MAJORS {Benjamin,^^ Benjamin,'''' 
Isaac? George ^), b. 15 June, 1779, in Wilbraham, Mass.; mar. Esther 
Cutler, dau. of Nathan Cutler, in Coeyman's, N. Y., about 1801. Soon 
after his marriage he removed to Madison, Madison Co., N. Y., and 
later to Eaton, Madison Co., N. Y., where he d. about 1819. She d. in 
the winter of 1843. He served in the War of 1812, in the American 
army with the troops in and about Oswego, N. Y. 



78 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

Children all b. in Madison, N. Y. 

560. i- Elijah, b. , 1803; mar. Adaline Saunders, 35 March, 1857, in 

Unadilla, X. Y. He d. 18 May, 1879, in Granville, Bradford Co., 
Penna. She d. 11 May, 1881, in Granville. 
561. iL Elizabeth, b. 5 June, 1805; mar. Almon Fair, — June, 1824. She d. 
22 Nov., 1882, in Angelina, N. Y. He was b. 2 Oct., 1804, in 
Cazenovia, N. Y. ; d. 21 June, 1872. No children. 

562. iii- Benjamin", b. , 1807; mar. Hannah Campbell, . 

563. iv. Lucy, b. 24 Feb., 1807; mar. Samuel Lille (Lilly), (5?) Sept., 1847. 

He d. 9 July, 1852, aged 86 years. She mar., second, James Put- 
nam, 13 Feb., 1854. He d. 27 Sept., 1865, aged 64 years. She d. 
(Nov.) 1877, in Hamilton, Madison Co., N. Y. No children. 

564. V. Bathsheba, b. , 1811; d. in infancy. 

565. vi. Mary Adeline, b. ib Oct., 1812 ; mar. Nathan Tidd, Sept., 1834, i" 

. He d. 7 Sept., 1892, in Towanda, Penn. Children: i. 

Stephen BrinkerhotT, b. 13 Aug., 1835, in Hector, Seneca Co., N. Y. 
2. Almon Fair, b. 20 Feb., 1837, in Millport, Chemung Co., N. Y. ; 

d. , 1858, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.; unmarried. 3. Elizabeth, 

b. 4 July, 1839, in Millport, Chemung Co., N. Y. ; mar. Richard P. 
Ross, 24 March, 186S, in Towanda, Penn., lives in Tunkh;\nnock, 
Penn. No children. 4. Jervis Langdon, b. 30 Jan., 1841 ; mar. Helen 

Smith, , in . He d. 22 April, 1883, in Towanda, Penn. 

Child: Mary S., b. , in . 5. Charles Willard, b. 9 

July, 1846, in Corning, N. Y. ; mar. Emma R. Cole, 10 Jan., 1873, 
in Sunbury, Penn. Lives in Athens, Penn. Child: (a) George 
Nathan, b. 16 Jan., 1874, in Barclay, Penn. ; mar. Charlotte Davis, 
12 Apr., 1898, in Athens, Penn. Lives in Chester. Penn. 6. 
Eudora, b. 21 Dec, 1849; mar. Joseph Stevens, of Lancaster, Mass., 
25 June, 1868. He d. 7 Aug., 1871, in Lancaster, Mass. She mar., 
second, Charles Gilbert Stevens, 28 May, 1876, in Towanda. He d. 
I March, 1877, in Jersey City, N. J., and she mar., third, William 
H. H. Stevens, 18 Feb., 1884, in Towanda, Penn. Child by first 
marriage: (a) Margaret McGarr, b. 20 July, 1S69, in Towanda, 

566. vii. Cornelia, b. 4 May, 1817; mar. James Mitchell. 11 Oct.. 1841, in 

Baldwinsville, X. Y. No children. He was b. 21 June, 1804, in 
N. Y. City, and d. 9 Nov., 1881, in Plainfield, X. J. In early life 
he was engaged in the shipping business in New Y^ork City. In 1850 
went to Kinderhook. X. Y.. where he resided until 1877 when he 
removed to Plainfield, X. J., and there passed the remainder of his 
days. When in Kinderhook he was a near neighbor and intimate 
friend of Pres. Martin Yan Buren. He was a genial, sincere man. 
always actuated by high principle, and active in church work and 
other elevating causes. 



FIFTH GENERATION. 79 

247. MOSES, COLONEL^ {Benjajnin^^ and Rose {Bond), Ben- 
jamin/^ Isaac^ George^), b. 4 Nov., 1781, in Wilbraham, Mass.; 
mar. Betsy Waters, of Charlton, Worcester Co., Mass., 3 Jan., 1808. 
She d. 26 June, 1826. He mar., second, Lydia Adeline Waters, in 
Fair Haven, Vt., — Aug., 1827. He mar., third, Mrs. Bridget Amelia 
Buckingham, in Pittsburg, Ind., in the fall of 1847. He learned the 
paper manufacturing business in Millbury, Mass., moved to Fair Haven, 
Vt., in 1803, establishing a paper mill there which he continued for 
thirty years. In 1833 he removed to Brockport, N. Y., and in 1837 
went to Indiana, where he lived in Carroll and Tippecanoe Cos. till 
his decease in Pittsburg, Carroll Co., Ind., 7 April, 1856. He served in 
the War of 1812 as Lieut, and as Captain. Afterwards for some years 
he was Colonel in the Vermont State Militia. He also held at different 
times several elective offices of public service. 

Children by first ivife, Betsy, both b. in Fair Haven. 

567. i- CuLLEN C. Waters, b. ii Nov., 1809; mar. Mary Elizabeth Mason, in 
Lafayette, Ind., 21 Nov., 1839. 
568. ii. Elizabeth Adaline, b. 5 July, 181 1; mar. Elkanak P. Mason, in Brock- 
port, N. Y., , 1833 ; d. 7 March, 1845, in Lafayette, Ind. No 

children. 

355. DIMOND^ {Capt. Charles ^^ and Mary {Sykcs), Benjamin,''^ 
Isaac J^ George'^), b. 18 June, 1761; mar. Thankful Bliss, dau. of 
Capt. Timothy and Thankful Bliss, 16 Jan., 1790. He d. 11 June, 
1808. She d. 5 May, 1837. He served in the Revolutionary War en- 
listing 1 Feb., 1777, in Capt. Charles Colton's 2d Co., 2d Hampshire 
Regt., Col. John Greaton. 3 July to 30 Sept., 1779, in Capt. Car- 
penter's Co. of guards. He also served in Capt. Gideon Burt's Hamp- 
shire Co., in the retaking of Samuel Ely who was rescued from Spring- 
field jail, 12 June, 1782, and to oppose the rioters assembled in North- 
ampton, 16 June, 1782. Later he was in the U. S. naval service and 
about the year 1798 was in the East Indies protecting American com- 
merce in the waters about Stunatra and Java and in the China Sea. 

Children all recorded in Springfield, Mass. 

569. i. Lucinda, b. 7 July, 1791 ; mar. Timothy Hall, of Greenford, Mass., 
31 Oct., 1815; d. 28 Nov., 1842, in Troy, N. Y. Children: I. Charles, 



80 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

b. 25 Oct.,. 1816; d. 6 July, 1857. 2. Julia, mar. Sidney Rice, of 
Cincinnati, Ohio. 3. Cornelia, mar. Elias Lyman, of Burlington, 
Vt. 4. Lucinda, mar. Simeon Lyman, of Burlington, Vt., and, sec- 
ond, William Clapp, of St. Albans, Vt. 5. Harriet, mar. John A. 

Arthur, of Burlington, Vt. 6. George. 7. Mary R., mar. 

Thorp, of Bloomington, 111., i June, 1854. 
570. ii- Roderick Merrick, b. 12 Oct., 1793; mar. Sarah Brewster Chappell, 
in Clinton, Oneida Co., N. Y., 12 Oct., 1823. He d. in Syracuse, 
N. Y., 27 March, 1864. 

571. iii. Nancy, b. 29 Aug., 1795 ; mar. James Chapin, 13 April, 1828; d. 

, 1828. 

572. iv. Lucy Bliss, b. 17 Nov., 1797; mar. Ephraim Williams, of Springfield, 

Mass., 27 March, 1827; d. 12 Feb., 1S55. Children: i. Lucy B., b. 

, 1828 ; mar. S. D. Lyman, 5 Sept., 1849, and, second, Henry 

A. Gould, of Springfield, Mass., 2 May, 1855. 2. George C, b. 

8 Sept., 1830; d. 14 June, 1871. 3. Rachel W., b. , 1833; 

mar. George W. Clark, — June, 1856. 4. Charles E., b. 3 May, 
1834; d. 24 Dec, 1839. 

573. V. George Augustus, b. 20 June, 1800; mar. Rachel Skinner, . 

She d. and he mar., second, Mrs. E. Somers, of Philadelphia, Penn. 
He d. in St. Louis, Mo., , 1862. No children. 

574. vi. Almira, b. 24 April, 1803; mar. Da\Tid P. King, , 1827. She 

d. in Brooklyn, N. Y., 22 Dec, i860. Children: i. Anna A., mar. 

George H. Grannis, in Brookh-n, N. Y., , 1867. 2. Francis D. 

575« ^^" Francis, b. 3 Jan., 1805 ; mar. Maria De Votie, in Springfield, Mass., 
22 May, 1828. She d. 5 May, 1841. He mar., second, Mrs. L. E. 
Fillmore, 20 Feb., 1843. He d. 24 June, 1882, in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

576. viii. Charles, b. 19 Jan., 1808; d. 9 May, 1813. 

577. ix. William, twin of Charles, b. 19 Jan., 1808; d. , 1852; un- 

married. 

358. BENJAMIN OR BENONI = {Moses^^ and Lucy {Pierce), 

Benjamin/^ Isaac,' George ^), b. , 1752 ; mar. Rebecca , 

1780; d. about 1790. He was a tailor by trade and lived in Spring- 
field, Mass. Baptized Benjamin, the name " Benoni " seems to have 
been popularly given him in remembrance of the name given by Rachel 
to her son Benjamin, because of the death of the mother soon after 
his birth (see Gen. xxxv. 18). 

Children. 

578. i. Lefa or Relief, b. 12 Sept., 1781; mar. Asa Wilcox, of Chester, Mas*., 

8 Nov., 1804; d. 4 March, 1849. He d. 25 Oct., 1851. Children all b. 



FIFTH GENERATION. 81 

in Chester, Mass.: I. Sally, b. 27 July, 1805; mar. Earl Bigelow, 28 
Oct., 1823; d. 19 Jan., 1852. 2. Mary, b. 23 May, 1807; d. 24 March, 
1811. 3. Edwin, b. 19 June, 1809; mar. Fannie Egleston, 14 June, 
1840; d. 22 Dec, 1854. 4. Elbridge, b. 12 May, 181 1; mar. Lucy 
Smith, 3 April, 1834; d. 9 July, 1875. 5. Mary S., b. 3 March, 1813; 
mar. Ebenezer Williams, 5 March, 1839; d. 8 May, 1873. 6- Abigail 
R., b. 5 March, 1815 ; mar. Frank Stebbins, 11 May, 1836; d. 21 Jan., 

1839. 7. Horace S., b. 15 Feb., 1817; mar. Mary Smith, ; d. 

I March, 1863. 8. William, b. 16 June, 1819; mar. Ann Abbott, 5 

Dec, 1844; d. 4 Nov., 1873. 9. Henry D., b. 14 Oct., 1821 ; d. . 

10. Henry D., b. 27 Aug., 1823; mar. Mary W. Bishop, 20 Oct., 1847; 
d. 17 May, 1879. 
579. ii. Luther, b. 25 Nov., 1784; mar. Jane Clapp, 12 May, 1818. He d. 17 
March, 1877, in Otisco, Onondaga Co., N. Y. 

360. SIMEON, ENSIGN 5 {Gideon^'' and Sarah [Burt), Benja- 
min,^^ Isaac- George ^), b. 21 Jan., 1755, in Longmeadow, Mass. ; mar. 
Elizabeth Colton, dau. of Solomon and Lucy (Cooley) Colton, 11 Dec, 
1783 (see No. 441) ; d. 5 Jan., 1834, in Longmeadow. She was b. 
10 May, 1761, and d. 27 May, 1838. He saw much service in the 
Revolutionary War; enlisted in Capt. Gideon Burt's Co., Col. David 
Leonard's Regt., 2 March, 1777, discharged 10 April, 1777; in Capt. 
Ephraim Chapin's Co., Col. Ruggles Woodbridge's Regt., 12 Aug. 
to 30 Nov., 1777, in Northern Army under Gen. Gates; and in Capt. 
Nathan Rowles' Co., Col. John Jacob's Regt., 1 July, 1778, to 1 Jan., 
1779, service in Rhode Island. 

Children. 

580. i- DiMOND, b. II Oct., 1784; mar. Lydia Rogers, 19 Jan., 1809. She was 

b. , 1785, and d. 30 Aug., 1829. He mar., second, Eunice Cooley, 

20 Oct., 1830. He d. 16 Feb., 1857. She d. 27 March, 1876. 

581. ii. Betsy, b. 6 March, 1786; mar. Moses Newell Coomes, son of Samuel 

and Miriam (Hale) Coomes, b. 9 Dec, 1777; d. 28 May, 1840. She 
d. I April, i860. No children. 

582. iii. Martha, b. 30 Jan., 1790; mar. David C. King, son of Thomas and 

Eunice King, 3 May, 1810; d. 24 Feb., 1838. Three children. 

583. iv. Almira, b. 18 Aug., 1796; d. i Dec, 1797. 

584. v. Almira, b. 12 Oct., 1798; mar. Spencer Gates, of Conway, Mass., 14 

Oct., 1824. Lived in New York City, and d. 1859. No children. 

6 



82 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

263. GIDEON, CAPTAIN = {Gideon *** and Joanna {Colton), Ben- 
jamin/^ Isaac/ George^), b. 10 May, 1763, in Longmeadow ; mar. 
Lucretia Woolworth, dau. of Richard and Lois (Colton) Woolvvorth 

(see No. 113), 23 July, 1788. She was b. 9 April, 1765, and d. , 

1848. He d. 21 April, 1850. 

Children. 

585. i. Lucretia Woolworth, b. 29 Dec, 1788; mar. Rev. Simeon Colton, of 

Palmer, Mass., 3 Sept., 1812 (see No. 413). She d. in Palmer, Mass., 
14 July, 1821. Child: Lucretia Woolworth, b. 19 April, 1818; mar. 
John King (see No. 867). 

586. ii. Gideon, b. 10 Jan., 1794; d. 9 March, 1795. 

587. iii. Delia, b. 23 Nov., 1796; mar. Ebenezer Clark, of Somers, Conn., 25 

May, 1820 (see No. 970). He was b. i May, 1792, and d. 7 May, 
1850. She d. 28 Aug., 1842. Children all b. in Somers, Conn.: I. 
Gideon Colton (Rev.), b. 21 Feb., 1821 ; grad. at Vale Coll. and East 
Windsor Theological Seminary; mar. Jane A. Smith, 17 March, 1853. 

2. Henry Davis, b. i Dec, 1823 ; mar. Cynthia C. Russell, , and, 

second, Caroline A. Dickinson, 9 April, 1870. 3. Infant dau. b. and d. 
6 Sept., 1826. 4. Delia Maria, b. 22 Jan., 1828; mar. Cyrus Russell, 
10 Nov., 1853. 5. Lucretia Colton, b. 30 Dec, 1829; mar. William W. 

Coomes, of Longmeadow, . 6. Ebenezer Bradford, b. 7 July, 

1834; mar. Mary Bradford Colton, (see No. 970). She d. 

31 May, 1870. He mar., second, Ada L. Clark, 28 Sept., 1871. 7. 
Flavia Burt, b. 23 Dec, 1836; mar. Rev. C. J. Pitkin, of Akron, Ohio, 
26 Sept., 1866. 

264. HANAN '^ {Gideon^* and Joanna {Colton), Bcnjamin,^^ 
Isaac,- George ^ ) , b. 28 Oct., 1 764. in Longmeadow ; mar. Eunice 

Cooley, dau. of George Colton and Mabel (Hancock) Cooley, , 

June, 1788. She was b. 15 Dec, 1769, and d. in Springfield, Mass, 

, 1806. He mar., second, Esther Roach, 15 Aug., 1808. He d. 

25 Aug., 1828, in West Springfield, Mass. She d. 19 Dec, 1858, aged 
82 years. He served in the Revolutionary War, enlisting 13 April, 
1781. He is described as "age 16 years, stature 5 feet 2 inches, com- 
plexion light." 

Children by first wife Eunice. 

588. i. Chauncey, b. 3 March, 1787. 

589. ii. James, b. 19 April, 1791 ; mar. , and moved west. New York or 

Pennsylvana. Had two children: Julia and Lucinda. 



FIFTH GENERATION. 83 

590. iii. Jeremiah, b. 5 Jan., 1794; went to Lake Champlain, in the War of 

1812 and never returned. 

591. iv. Julia, b. 11 Feb., 1797. 

592. V. Eliza F., b. 30 Sept., 1804; mar. William Beebe, 12 June, 1828. She 

d. 10 March, 1837. Children: I. William, b. 1829; d. 11 Oct., 1862, 
in Beaufort Hospital, S. C, 2. Frances E., b. 19 Sept., 1832 ; '^lar, 
Simeon R. Colton (see No. ). He was son of Dimond and 

Lydia Rogers Colton, b. 18 Aug., 1818, and d. 26 Aug., 1876. No 
children. 

Children by second wife Esther. 

593. vi. Gideon, b. 6 April, 1809. 

594. vii. Esther, b. 20 Nov., 1810. 

595. viii. William, b. 2 Sept., 1812. 

596. ix. Calvin Murray, b. 11 Oct., 1814. 

597. X. Samuel Hanan Chauncey, b. 28 Dec, 18x5. 
598. xi. Harriet Axgeline, b. 8 Aug., 1819. 

265. ZADOCK ^ {Gideon^* and Joanna {Colton), Benjamin^^ 
Isaac^ George'^), b. 18 Feb., 1766, in Longmeadow, Mass.; mar. 
Hulda Lancton, dau. of John and Mercy Lancton, 5 Nov., 1794. He 
d. 18 Dec, 1836; she d. 1 March, 1834, both at the home of their son 
Chauncey in Westfield, Mass. 

Children. 

599. i- John, b. 7 Aug., 1797, in Westfield, Mass.; mar. Laura Batchelder, 4 

May, 1826. He d. 10 April, 1865. She d. 27 Jan., 1872. 

600. ii- Chauncey, b. 29 Jan., 1800; mar. Marinda Flagg, 26 Dec, 1830. He 

d. 9 Jan., 1862, in Westfield. 

601. iii. Hulda, b. 28 Sept., 1801 ; mar. Stephen Harrison, 24 Nov., 1825. 

She d. 16 Sept., 1838, in Westfield. No children. 

602. iv. Elizabeth, b. 11 Dec, 1806, in Westfield, Mass.; mar. Boardman 

Noble, in Westfield, Mass., 12 Sept., 1827. He was son of Elijah 
and Sarah Noble, b. 17 Sept., 1804, in Westfield, Mass., and d. 15 
Jan., 1864, in Grand Rapids, Mich. Children: i. Warham Board- 
man, b. 20 Aug., 1828, in Westfield, Mass. ; mar. Theresa Amelia 

Turner, 2 Nov., . He d. 4 Oct., 1870, in Grand Rapids, Mich. 

2. Albert Dewitt. b. 13 June, 1833, in Westfield, Mass. ; mir. Esther 
Elizabeth Pierce, i7Dec., 1857, in Grand Rapids, Mich. She was dau. 
of Solomon and Hannah (Richmond) Pierce and was b. 18 Sept., 
1836, in Riga, N. Y. He d. 27 Sept., 1899, in Detroit, Mich. Chil- 
dren: (a) Albert Dewitt. b. 4 Dec, i860, in Grand Rapids, Mich.; 



84 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

mar. Marie Hewitt, 14 Jan., 1S85. Children: (a 1) Arlyle, b. 6 Dec, 

1887. (a 2) Hewitt Richmond, b. 3 July, 1889. (b) Evelyn May, 
b. 8 Dec, 1866; mar. 3 Oct., 1893, Geo. C. Schroeder, of Grand 
Rapids, Mich. 

603. V. Mehitable Joanna, b. 8 May, 1810; d. in Conway, Mass., 2 July, 

1826. 

604. vi. Emily, b. 20 May, 1812; mar. Moses N. Williams, in Conway, Mass. 

He was b. 24 June, 1864; d. 6 June, 1878, in Spring Lake, Mich. 
She d. in Alpine, Mich., 6 March, 1895. Children: i. Philinda Col- 
ton, b. 20 July, 1831. 2. Martha, b. 20 Sept., 1836, in Conway, 
Mass. ; d. , 1840. 

605. vii. Philinda, b. 24 April, 1815, in Westfield, Mass.; mar. William Sackett, 

of Westfield, 16 Sept., 1834. She d. 8 March, 1837. He d. 24 Oct., 
1836, both in Westfield. Child: Adelbert. 

606. viii. Gideon, b. 16 June, 181 7. 

388. EDWARD •• {Edi.'ard ""* and Sarah {Glcason), Benjamin,^'' 
Isaac^ George^), b. 29 Sept., 1787, in Wilbraham, Mass.; mar. Achsa 

Tucker, of Tolland, Conn., , 1820. She was b. in Vernon, 

Conn., and d. in Wilbraham, 19 Nov., 1849. He d. — Marco, 1869. 
He learned the carpenter trade, but feeble health and strength pre- 
vented him from following it continuously, and he therefore devoted 
much of his attention to trade in cattle, etc. He was upright in all the 
walks of life, and was much respected by all who knew him. 

Children, excepting Sarah Ann, all h. in Wilbraham, Mass. 

617. i. Sarah Ann, b. 8 July, 1819, in Enfield, Conn.; mar. Obed Slater, of 
Hinsdale, N. H., i Sept., 1846. He d. 27 July, 1868. She mar., 
second, Elisha Hutchins, of Winchester, N. H., 12 June, 1878. She 
d. 4 Oct., 1891. Children: I. Charles Edward, b. 14 May, 1847; mar. 
Jennie M. Putnam, 26 Nov., 1868. Children: (a) Frederick C, b. 
14 March, 1871, in Hinsdale, N. H. (b) Daisy P., b. 17 March, 

1888. in Winchester. N. H. (c) John Obed. b. 6 April, 1S89, in 
Winchester. 2. Annie Augusta, b. 29 Jan., 1849; mar. Aui?ustus B. 
Ross, of Northfield, Mass., in Hinsdale, N. H., 27 April, 1877. 
Children: (a) Bertrand, b. i April, 1872, in Northfield, Mass. (b) 
Mabel, b. 27 Feb., 1S77, in Miller's Falls, Mass. 3. George Martin, 
b. 29 March, 1852; mar. Hattie E. Denning, in Springfield, Mass., 
I Jan., 1876. Child: Lilla G., b. 27 Sept., 1876, in Brooklyn, N. Y. 
4. Ida Susan, b. 20 Nov., 1855 ; mar. Clarence C. Tyler, of Green- 
field, Mass., in Miller's Falls, Mass., 25 Oct., 1876. Child: Frank 
C, b. — Jan., 1885. 



FIFTH GENERATION. 85 

6l8. ii- Edward Clinton, b. 12 March, 1821 ; mar. Caroline McDonald, in 
Brattleboro, Vt., 6 June, 1850. 

619. iii. Mary Almira, b. 29 Dec, 1822; mar. Frederick Smith, 7 April, 1841, 

in Wilbraham, Mass. Children: i. Ellen J., b. 7 Nov., 1842; mar. 
Edward J. Blake, of Providence, R. I., 30 March, 1862. She is an 
Electric Needle Specialist (Boston, Mass.). Children: (a) Edward 
Emerson, b. 3 May, 1863; mar. Ada Johnson, 14 Feb., 1886. (b) 
Geo. Frederick, b. 4 Nov., 1864, in Southbridge, Mass. 2. Anna L., 
b. 27 June, 1849; mar. Norval Newell, of Southbridge, Mass., 10 
Jan., 1867. Children: (a) Henry Clifton, b. 5 Nov., 1868. (b) 
Percy Allen, b. 7 Jan., 1874; d. 8 Aug., 1875. (c) Lester Allen, b. 
23 Sept., 1875. 3. Fannie I., b. 27 Aug., 1850, in Ludlow, Mass.; 
d. 14 Aug., 1851. 4. George F., b. 6 Feb., 1853, in Wilbraham; 
mar. Lilla Sisson, of Mattapoisett, Mass., 7 July, 1873. 

620. iv. RowENNA Crane, b. 27 April, 1825; mar. Robert B. W. Bliss, 11 June, 

1843, in Wilbraham. He d. during the war in Mellen, Ga., , 

1864. She d. 8 Sept., 1889. Children, all excepting No. 7, b. in Wil- 
braham: I. Amelia Rovvenna, b. 24 Nov., 1844; d. 30 Sept., 1889. 
2. Myron Ruggles, b. 4 Sept., 1846; d. 11 Aug., 1847. 3. Josephine 
Elizabeth, b. 11 Sept., 1848; mar. Albert F. Johnson, 14 May, 1871. 
4. Andrew Colton, b. 13 Jan., 1850; d. 24 Aug., 185 1. 5. Robert 
Bruce Witter, b. 21 Sept., 1852; mar. Lucy Emma Stone, 14 Oct., 
1890. 6. Ella Frances, b. 13 Dec, 1854; mar. Eugene Henshaw 
Lincoln, 26 Oct., 1876. 7. Andrew Eugene, b. 11 July, 1859, in 
Warren, Mass. ; mar. Abby Dexter Stone, 6 Oct., 1896. 

621. V. Frances Lorraine, b. 12 March, 1827; mar. Charles H. Cooper, of 

Winchester, N. H., 15 Jan., 1850; d. in Hinsdale, N. H., 28 July, 
1889. He was b. in Winchester, 11 July, 1819, and d. in Lebanon, 
N. H., 24 Nov., 1893. Children all b. in Winchester: I. Mary 
Louise, b. 10 Aug., 1851; d. 16 March, 1854. 2. Lilla Frances, b. 
22 Nov., 1853; mar. Frank Herbert Hosford, 16 Jan., 1883, in 
Hinsdale. He was b. in Hinsdale, 12 Aug., 1852. Children: (a) 
Harold Richard, b. 29 Sept., 1883. (b) Doris Louise, b. 30 Sept., 
1885. 3. Charles Edward, b. 29 Nov., 1855 ; mar. Cora Elizabeth 
Barnes, 15 July, 1892. in Chicopee Falls, Mass. She was b. 17 
July, 1862, in Chicopee Falls. 4. Eunice Louise, b. 27 July, 1857; 
unmarried. 

622. vi. George, b. — March, 1829. 

623. vii. George Gleason, b. 27 Nov., 1830; d. 29 April, 1859; did not marry. 

624. viii. Martin Van Buren, b. 26 Oct., 1832 ; mar. Mrs. Sarah H. Holton, in 

Winchester, N. H., 12 Feb., 1870. She d. 25 Sept., 1875. He mar., 
second, Mrs. Emma M. D. Stearns, 23 March, 1890. 

625. ix. Charles Pynchon, b. 21 Aug.. 1835; mar. Sophia E. Stebbins, of 

Winchester, N. H.. i Oct., 1856. She d. 7 Jan.. 1885. 
626. X. John B., b. 8 April, 1839; d. 18 Aug., 1840. 



86 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

389. CHAUNCEY5 {Edward^* and Sarah (Gleason), Befijamin/^ 
Isaac,- George'^), b. , 1789, in Wilbraham, Mass.; mar. Mary- 
Moses, dau. of Moses Moses, of Burlington, Conn., , 1813. 

She was b. in Burlington, Conn., 20 July, 1 786, and d. in Springfield, 
Mass., 25 June, 1855. He was for several years a skilled employee in 
the U. S. Armory in Springfield, Mass. He d. in that city 29 Oct., 
1850. 

Children. 

627. i. Mary, b. 13 May, 1814, in Ashford, Conn.; mar. Thomas Warner, Jr., 

12 Dec, 1838, in Springfield. Children all b. in Norwalk, Conn.: i. 
Homer H., b. i Jan., 1S40. 2. Edward A., b. 9 Aug.. 1843. 3. Thomas 
Le Grand, b. 14 Jan., 1849; d. 12 Aug., 1852. 4. Twin daughter, b. 
and d. 14 Jan., 1849. 5. William Leland, b. 21 June, 1855. 

628. ii. Merriam Sophia, b. 31 May, 1819, in Wilbraham; mr.r. Reuben Wood, 

of Springfield, 4 March, 1839, in Warehouse Point, Enfield, Conn. 
Children b. in Springfield: I. Ellen Sophia, b. 5 Oct., 1839; mar. 
Daniel W. Linder, in Charleston, 111. 2. Mary Isabel, b. 26 Dec, 
1847; mar. Oscar W. Paxon, in Mattoon, 111.; mar., second, Charles 
Mittory, in Indianapolis, Indiana. 

393. GIDEON-"' {Ed7C'ard "* and Sarah [Glcason), Benjamin,''^ 
Isaac,- George ^), b. 18 Sept., 1795, in Wilbraham, Mass. ; mar. Almira 
Paine, 25 May, 1834, in Rockville, Conn. She d. 22 May, 1866. 

Children all b. in Rockville, Conn. 

629. i. Andrew Jackson, b. 29 Dec, 1835; mar. Mary Tryon. of Saybrook, 

Conn., — March, 1862. She d. 15 Jan., 1880, in Middletown, Conn. 
No children. Resided in Middletown, Conn. 

630. ii. Martha Jane, b. 4 Aug., 1839; mar. Frank Jillison, of Hartford, 

Conn., 25 Dec, i860. She d. 8 Aug., 1879, in Rockville, Conn. Child: 
Alice Colton, b. 11 Oct., 1861. 

631. iii. Mary, b. 19 Aug., 1839; mar. Alexander Pilkey, of Rockville, Conn., 

5 Oct., 1870. Child: Clara Louise, b. 23 Sept., 1877. 

393. ASA= {Ephraim^' and Sarah {Burt), Lieut. Ephraim,^"* Eph- 
raim^ George'^), b. 28 Aug., 1733, in Longmeadow, Mass.; mar. Mar- 
garet Stiles, 1 Nov., 1757. She d. 18 June, 1758. He mar., second, 
Mrs. Sarah (Willard) Warriner, widow of Reuben Warriner, and dau. 



FIFTH GENERATION. 87 

of Simeon and Phebe Willard, 20 April, 1761. She was b. 19 Feb., 
1739, and d. 3 April, 1816. He d. 18 March, 1778. 

Children by first wife, Margaret, recorded in Springfield. 

632. i. Margaret, b. 18 June, 1758; mar. Lemuel Parsons, 27 March, 1780; 
d. 13 Nov., 1806. Children: I. Amos, b. 10 Sept., 1780; mar. Me- 

hitable Prime, , 1802. 2. Chloe, b. 18 April, 1782; d. Aug., 

1783. 3. Mary, b. 21 Feb., 1784; d. — Aug., 1794. 4. Lemuel, 
b. 2 Dec, 1785; d. 2 Sept., 1788. 5. Asa, b. 2 Sept., 1786. 6. Austin, 
b. 6 June, 1789. 7. Simeon, b. 20 May, 1792. 8. Polly, b. 8 June, 
1797- 

Children by second wife, Sarah, recorded in Springfield. 

633. ii- Enoch, b. 30 Nov., 1761; mar. Sarah Colton, dau. of Solomon and 

Lucy (Cooley) Colton, 11 Jan., 1788 (see No. 443) She d. 12 Oct, 
1833. He d. 22 Jan., 1842. 

634. iii- Asa, b. 5 Sept., 1763; mar. Abigail Bliss, dau. of Ebenezer and Abi- 

gail (Cooley) Bliss, of Longmeadow, 13 June, 1793. She was b. 
1769, and d. 13 Aug., 1842. He d. 7 May, 1847. 

635. iv. Daniel, Lieut., b. 13 April, 1765; mar. Thankful Dennison, of Staf- 

ford, Vt., 10 Jan., 1792. She d. 4 Nov., 1793. He mar., second, 
Sarah Church, of Vershire, Vt., 12 March, 1795. She d. i Feb., 

1798, and he mar., third, Sarah Larvey, of Barnard, Vt., 13 March, 

1799. She d. 8 Oct., 1847. He d. in West Bolton, Vt., 25 June, 
1849. 

636. V. Lucius, b. 5 April, 1767; mar. Rebecca Martin, . She was b. 

IS Dec, 1772, and d. i May, 1848. He d. 27 Jan., 1852. 
637. vi. Lucina, b. 31 Jan., 1769; mar. Elijah Walker, of Vershire, Vt, — 
Nov., 1792. He was b. 8 May, 1761, and d. in Vershire, Vt, 7 
Sept, 1834. She d. in Middlebury, Vt, — Aug., 1837 Chil- 
dren: I Lyman, b. 2 Aug., 1793; mar. Nansy Matson ; d. in Thet- 
ford, Vt, 17 May, 1855. 2. Orange, b. 20 Sept, 1794; mar. Annie 
Pomeroy ; d. in Middlebury, Ind., 23 Nov., 1859. 3. Lucius, b. 6 
July, 1796; mar. Lydia S. Sanborn, 27 Jan., 1824. 4. Mary, b. 21 
Oct., 1797; mar. Elvvell Eastman; d. in Manchester, N. H., 5 May, 

1864. 5. Electa, b. 14 Jan., 1799; mar. Newton Eno ; d. , 

1840. 6. Lucina, b. 21 Oct., 1800; mar. William Foster; d. in 
Middlebury, Ind., 7 April, 1845. 7. Sarah, b. 16 Dec, 1801 ; mar. 
Stratton Pomeroy. 8. James, b. 12 March, 1803; d. 21 April, 1803. 
9. Emily, b. 21 June, 1805 ; mar. Christopher Avery, in Tunbridge, 
Vt. 10. Hazen, b. 10 June, 1817; mar. Lucy B. Allen, in Thetford, 
Vt ; d. in Middlebury, Ind., — Feb., 1862. 11. Elijah, b. 5 March, 
1809; mar. Mary Bliss; d. , 1845. 12. Jason, b. 14 April, 



38 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

1810; d. 20 April, 1810. 13. Newton, b. 27 April, 181 1; mar. Mary 
Wilson, in Cornish, N. H. 
638. vii. WiLLARD, b. 27 Sept., 1770; mar. Mrs. Molly Joy Richardson, widow 

of Dr. W. Richardson, of Jericho, Vt., , 1798. He d. in 

Stockholm, INf. Y. 

639. viii. Electa, b. 22 July, 1772; mar. Oliver Eno, of Wintonbury, now 

Bloomfield, Conn., 15 Sept., 1791. She d. in Hartford, Conn., 4 
Feb., 1800. Children: I. Electa, b. 29 Aug., 1792; mar. James 
Oakum. 2. Newton, b. 18 March, 1794; 4- I3 Aug., 1794. 3. 
Lucina, b. 6 May, 1796; mar., first. '^*-'''^-*^ Richardson ; second, 

"^^ • Richardson; third, King. 4. Emily, b. 11 Dec, 1797; 

mar. Nearing. 5. Oliver Newton, b. il Sept., 1799. 

640. ix. Chloe, b. 24 Nov., 17741 d. 11 Jan., 1775. 

641. X. Simeon, b. 31 March, 1776; d. 16 July, 1777. 

642. xi. Simeon, b. 7 Jan., 1778; d. 23 Aug., 1778. 

395. ELI = {Ephraim^' and Sarah [Burt), Lieut. Ephraim^'' Eph- 
rai?n/ Gearge^), b. 17 Jan., 1737, in Longmeadow, Mass. ; mar. Meriba 
Warner. She d. in Rowe, Mass., 29 July, 1809. He removed from 
Longmeadow to Conway, Mass., and from thence to Rowe where he d. 
16 Jan., 1800. He did military service in the French War. 

Children. 

643. i- Gideon, b. 28 Aug.. 1761 ; mar. Rhoda Fowler, of Borodino. N. Y. ; d. 

10 Sept., 1832, in Borodino, Onondaga Co., N. Y. 

644. ii- Eli. b. , 1763; mar. Lovisa Warner, pub. 18 April. 1795, in Rowe, 

He d. 19 Oct., 1798. 

645. iii. Eunice, b. 25 April, 1764; mar. Henry Wilson, i Jan.. 1789; d. 6 Nov., 

1842, in Rupert, Vt. He was b. 23 April, 1762, and d. in Sherburne, 
Vt., 14 April, 1826. Children: I. Unnamed, b. 8 Oct., 17S9; d. 9 
Oct., 1789. 2. Henry, b. 24 Aug.. 1791. 3. Otis, b. 17 Sept.. 1793; 
mar. Lucy Jane Brown. 27 March. 1817. She was b. 11 June, 1791, 
and d. 4 Dec, 1873. He d. 11 Aug., i860. 4. Horace, b. 11 March, 
1795. 5. Unnamed son, b. and d. 3 March, 1797- 6. Eunice, b. 30 
June, 1798; mar. Rufus Conant ; d. 19 Oct.. 1875. 7. Elijah, b. 8 
April, 1800. 8. Sally, b. 15 March, 1802; d. in Sherburne, Vt., il 

Nov., 1825. 9. Hannah, b. 18 June, 1804; mar. Scovel ; d. 

in Monroe, N. Y., 31 Jan., 1846. 10. Selah, b. 25 Feb., 1806; d. in 
Rowe, Mass., 9 June, 1810. II. Noah, b. 16 May, 1808. 

646. iv. Aaron, b. . 1766. was drowned in Deerfield River when about 21 

years of age. 
647. V. Silas, b. 23 April, 1768; mar. Mary Hines. — Nov.. 1796. She d. in 



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Rowe, Mass., i6 April, 1818. He d. in Sherburne, Vt, 24 March, 
1826. 

648. vi. Hannah, b. 1770; d. unmarried. 

398. DAVID ^ {Sajnuel^^^ and Mary (Hoar), Lieut. Ephraim^'' 
Ephraim^ George'^)., b. in Longmeadow, Mass., 3 June, 1756; mar. 
Dolly Powers. He went to Rupert, Bennington Co., Vermont, about 
1790; removed to Jamesville, Onondaga Co., N. Y., about 1822; and 
then moved to Cato, N. ¥., where he d. in 1836. He is recorded as a 
private in Capt. Elijah Dwight's Co., of Greenwich, Mass., date or 
amount of service not known. 

Children. 

649. i. Betsy, b. 19 March, 1777; mar. Elijah Weston, i Nov., 1796; d. in 

Jamesville, N. Y., 18 Sept., 1816. Children: i. David, b. 4 Oct., 1797. 
2. Levi, b. 30 June, 1799. 3. Dolly, b. 27 May, 1801. 4. Charles, 
b. II Feb., 1803. 5. Elijah, b. 4 July, 1805. 6. Betsy, b. 15 March, 
1808. 7. Alvah, b. 4 Feb., 1810. 8. William, b. 26 March, 1813. 
9. Heman, b. 12 March, 1815. 

650. ii. Nancy, b. 15 May, 1779, in Adams, Mass.; mar. David Nelson, 6 Dec, 

1798, in Rupert, Vt. ; d. 16 Dec, 1821, in Rupert. He d. 17 March, 
1832. Children: I. Zebina, b. 15 April, 1800, in Sandgate, Vt. ; d. 

24 Nov., 1855, in Richland, N. Y. 2. Justus, b. 24 Feb., 1802, in 
Sandgate; mar. Mrs. Prudence (Thompson) Colton (see No. 654), 
2 April, 1821. 3. David, b. 14 July, 1804, in Sandgate; d. 24 April, 
1821, in Rupert. 4. Sylvester, b. 22 July, 1806, in Sandgate; d. 5 
Jan., 1848, in Rupert. 5. Betsy, b. 9 May, 1808, in Sandgate ; d. 

25 July, 1867, in Rupert. 6. Sylvia, b. 16 Oct., 1810, in Rupert; d. 
in Michigan. 7. Gardner Powers, b. 12 Sept., 1814, in Rupert; d. 
19 May, 1879, in Albion, N. Y. 8. Nancy, b. 14 Sept., 1816, in 
Rupert; d. — May, 1868, in Nashua, N. H. 9. Lucretia, b. 11 July, 
1819, in Rupert; d. in Constantine, Mich. 10. Clarissa, b. 16 Dec, 
1821, in Rupert. 

651. iii. David, b. 1781; mar. Patty Noble, in Rupert, Vt. ; d. July, 1810. 

652. vi. Reuben, b. about 1783; d. about 1795, from an accident while harrow- 

ing a field. 

653. V. Clarissa, b. in Hebron, N. Y., 20 Dec, 1785 ; mar. Stephen Pierce, in 

Pompey, Onondaga Co., N. Y., 29 Feb., 1818; d. 23 March, 1867. 
He was b. in Bennington Co., Vt., i Jan., 1786, and d. 17 Aug., 1869. 
Children all b. in Ira. Cayuga Co., N. Y.: I. Reuben, b. 5 July, 
1811; mar. Charlotte Robison, 21 April, 1833; d. 16 April, 1849. 
Children: (a) Evelyn, mar. Joseph Smith; d. 1897. (b) Jeanette. 



90 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

(c) Charles, mar. Lida Calkins. 2. Betsy, b. 21 April, 1813; mar. 
Conrad Phillips, 18 March, 1834; d. 11 Dec, 1884. Children: (a) 
Harriet, (b) Hannah, (c) Kate. 3. Laura, b. 15 Sept., 1815 ; mar. 
James K. Miller, i Jan., 1832; d. 11 Dec, 1880. She had sixteen 
children. 4. Dolly, b. 16 Feb., 1818; mar. Martin Schoonmaker, I 
Jan., 1841 ; d. 21 April, 1893. He d. 6 Jan., 1880. Children: (a) 
F. . (b) Emily, (c) Albert, (d) Ann Amelia, (e) Ger- 
trude. 5. Clarissa, b. 21 Aug., 1820; mar. Samuel King; d. 6 June, 
1895. Children: (a) Eugene, (b) Hortense. 6. Stephen William, 
b. 21 Feb., 1824; d. 6 April, 1840. 7. Lydia, b. 27 Dec, 1826; mar. 
William Ells, 21 Feb., 1844. He was b. 13 Feb., 1818, in Cayuga 
Co., N. Y., and d. 18 Dec, 1897, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Children: 
(a) Frances Adell, b. 28 Feb., 1846, in Lysander, Onondaga Co., 
N. Y. ; mar. Levi Bennett, in Ira, N. Y., 1865. (b) Almon Eugene, 
b. in Ira, N. Y., 10 Sept., 1848; mar. Loretta Stewart, of Granby, 
N. Y., 28 April, 1869. (c) Edmund Ely, b. in Ira, N. Y., 19 Nov., 
1853 ; mar. Roberta Parker, in Luverne, Minn., 5 Dec, 1884. (d) 
Estella May, b. 2 June, 1858; mar. Joseph Murphy, of Fort Dodge, 
Iowa, 5 Dec, 1879. 8. William, b. in Ira, 26 July, 1864; mar. Emma 
Lavere, in Luverne, Minn. 

654. vi. Samuel, Captain, b. 20 Feb., 1788; mar. Prudence Thompson, 5 Jan., 

1815; d. 25 Feb., 1818. 

655. vii. Charles, b. about 1790. 

656. viii. Sylvia, b. about 1792; mar. Deacon Samuel Leavitt. She d. 1847. 

He d. I Jan., 1869. Child: Preston ; mar. Mary Ann Wiggins. 
They had several children ; moved from Otsego Co., N. Y., to Mich- 
igan about 1855, where both parents and nearly all their children 
shortly died. 

657. i.x. Dolly, b. in Rupert, Vt., 6 April, 1796; mar. Josiah V. Hough, 14 

Dec, 181 5. He was b. in Rupert, 11 June, 1794, and d. in Turin, 

N. Y., 8 Sept., 1836. She mar., second, Brown ; mar., third, 

Waterbury. She d. 11 April, 1878, in Sumpter, Mich. Chil- 
dren all by first marriage: I. Justus, b. 23 Jan., 181 7, in Rupert. 2. 
Unnamed son, b. and d. 10 Dec, 1818, in Johnsonburg, N. Y. 3. 
Elvira Pamelia, b. 13 Jan., 1820, in Johnsonburg, N. Y. ; d. in same 
place 8 Sept., 1821. 4. Caroline Cordelia, b. 17 Aug., 1822, in 
Rupert, Vt. ; mar. William R. Parsons, 24 Dec, 1839, in Truxton, 
N. Y. ; d. 4 June, 1866. 5. Perleyette Elvira, b. 4 Sept., 1825, in 
Pompey, N. Y. ; mar. Harlow E. Sprague, 17 Aug., 1848; d. 30 July, 
i860, in Syracuse, N. Y. 

302. REUBEN. Deacon = {Samm-n'^^ and Mary (Hoar), Lieut. 
Ephraivi,-^ Ephraim^ George"^), b. 26 Nov.. 1762, in Longmeadow, 



FIFTH GENERATION. 91 

Mass.; mar. Sally Harwood, in Greenwich, Mass., 13 Sept., 1787. She 

was b. , 1768, and d. 1 Aug., 1810, in Enfield, Mass. He mar., 

second, Phebe White. He lived for many years in Enfield, Mass., 
where he occupied a leading position in the religious, social and politi- 
cal life of the community. Was Deacon in the church, a member of the 
Massachusetts Legislature in 1808 and 1809, and served as town con- 
stable. Business complications, and a very literal interpretation of 
scriptural injunctions which seemed to forbid his taking legal measures 
to enforce his rights, led him to emigrate to the central part of New 
York State — then the " far west." After a time he returned for others 
of his family and his son-in-law Mr. Capen went with him and settled 
in Warsaw, N. Y., as a good location for the practice of his profession 
— the law. He d. in 1822 on his farm near Geneseo. 

Children by first wife, Sally, all b. in Enfield, Mass. 

658. i. Sally, b. , 17.88; d. 4 April, i860, in Enfield; did not marry. 

659. ii. Mary, b. ; mar. James Bull, of Northampton, Mass. 

660. iii. Sumner, b. ; d. in infancy. 

661. iv. Miranda, b. — April, 1795 ; mar. Theophilus Capen, in Pittsford, Vt., 

, 181 7. He d. in Gaines, N. Y., 5 Sept., 1824. She mar., second, 

Leonard Woods, of Enfield, Mass., , 1835. Children: i. Sarah 

P., b. June, 1818; mar. Isaac Dimond, , 1840, and second, 

Douglas Putnam, of Marietta, Ohio, about 1867. 2. Miranda, b. Jan., 
1820; mar. Myron Crafts about 1842. 3. Mary, b. April, 1822, in 

Warsaw, N. Y. ; mar. Hubbard Dunckler, , 1844. 4. Rachel C, 

b. — April, 1824; mar. Dr. James Harrison Grey, , 1841, and 

second, Charles Merriam, , i860. 

303. EPHRAIM ^ {Samuel ^""^ and Mary {Hoar), Lieut. Epkraim^'' 
Ephraim^ George ^), b. 22 March, 1764, in Longmeadow, Mass.; mar. 
Anna Roberts, 17 Dec, 1788. He d. 4 Oct., 1813, in Cato, N. Y. He 
served in the Revolutionary War as a private in Capt. Oliver Coney's 
Co., Col. Sear's Regt., from 12 Aug. to 15 Nov., 1781. 

Children all b. in Rupert, Vt. 

662. i- Joseph, b. 13 Nov., 1789; mar. Lucy Christene Merritt, , 1810, 

in Cato, N. Y. He d. in Cato, 21 June, 1815. She d. in Salina, 
N. Y., 21 Sept., 1834. 
663. ii. Polly, b. 9 Sept., 1791; mar. Arvin Rice, 18 March, 1812, in Cato, 



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92 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

N. Y. She d. in Hannibal, N. Y., 3 Aug., 1841. Children all b. in 
Hannibal, N. Y.: I. Cornelia, b. 2 April, 1813; mar. Horatio Dun- 
ham, 6 Jan., 1834. 2. Jackson, b. 8 Jan., 1815; mar. Caroline Van 

Slyck, , 1839; d. 19 May, i860. 3. Alfred, b. 6 May, 1817; 

mar. Caroline E. Gray, in Dorset, Vt., 30 May, 1844. 4- Eliza, b. 
II May, 1819; mar. Isaac E. Hull, 11 Aug., 1840. 5. Nathan, b. 
31 July, 1812; d. 23 March, 1846. 6. Ann Amanda, b. 4 July, 1826; 
d. 26 Sept., 1848. 
664- iii. Anna, b. 18 Oct., 1793; mar. Rev. William Snow, 9 July, 1816, in 
Seneca, Ontario Co., N. Y. Children: i. Amanda, b. 13 July, 1817; 
mar. Rev. Moses Crow, D. D., 22 Sept., 1844 ; mar., second, Thomas 
Vartie, 15 Sept., 1865; mar., third, George Clinton P. Teall, 18 April, 
1867. 2. Joseph William, b. 21 Nov., 1825; mar. Sarah Elizabeth 
Teall. 3. Oliver Nois, b. 19 June, 1836; mar. Sarah Helena Rousel 
Mitchell, 15 April, 1858, in Geneva, N. Y. 

665. iv- Jui-IL'S, b. 29 Nov., 1795; mar. Abigail Bunnell. She d. , 1835. 

He mar., second, Nancy Crawford, , 1836. He d. in Columbia 

Co., Wis., 25 Dec, 1851. 
666. v. Harriet, b. 22 Aug., 1798; mar. Roswell Simons. 

667. vi. John Milton, b. 29 Sept., 1801 ; mar. Mary Chapman, 3 June, 1824, 
Victory, Cayuga Co., N. Y. 

668. vii. Hui.DAH, b. 22 May, 1805; d. 18 April, 1816. 

312. SAMUEL => {Samuel"" and Lucy {Colton), Samiiclp Eph- 
raim,^ George^), b. 4 Feb., 1788, in Longmeadow, Mass.; mar. Annie 
Gregory Warriner, dau. of Deacon Noah and Grace Warriner, of Wil- 
braham, Mass., 6 March, 1799. He d. 17 June, 1811. She mar., 
second, Rev. Gideon Burt, 12 March, 1816. He d. 13 Aug., 1845. 
She was b. 4 May, 1778, and d. 9 Nov., 1853. 

Children all h. in Longmeadow. 

669. i. Lucy, b. 16 Dec, 1799; mar. Eleazer W. Storrs, then of Amherst, 

Mass., 19 June, 1828. Children: i. Lucy Ann, b. 20 April, 1829. in 
Amherst, Mass. ; mar. Hon. Lloyd Barber, of Rochester, Minn., 6 
Feb., 1868, later, lived in Winona. Minn. 2. Richard Salter, b. 29 
Sept., 1830, in Amherst, Mass. He was Professor in National Deaf- 
mute College, Washington, D. C, and instructor of deaf mutes in 
Hartford, Conn. He d. in Longmeadow. 3. Sarah Williams, b. 5 
Sept., 1832. in Amherst. 4. Eleazer Williams, b. 29 Aug., 1837, in 
Longmeadow; d. 17 Sept., 1837. 5. Stephen Williams, b. 6 May, 
1843, in Longmeadow; d. 6 Feb.. 1844. 
670. i>- Samuel, b. 20 April. 1801 ; mar. Delia Jencks, 16 July. 1834. She d. 
17 May, 1836. He mar., second. Alice M. Spelman, 20 Feb., 1840 



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671. iii. Mary Anne, b. 11 Dec, 1802; mar. Rev. Sanford Lawton, of Dudley, 

Mass., 4 Dec, 1828; d. in Springfield, Mass., 5 Jan., 1880. Children: 
I. Mary, b. 3 June, 1830, in Dudley, Mass.; d. 22 Nov., 1871, in 
Longmeadow; did not marry. 2. Sanford, M. D., b. 16 Oct., 1832, 
in Monson, Mass. ; mar. Hattie F. Bull, of Tallahassee, Fla., i July, 
1856, in New Haven, Conn. 3. John William, M. D., b. 31 March, 
1835, in Monson, Mass.; d. 3 June, 1874, in Syracuse, N. Y. ; un- 
married. He grad. from Yale Medical School; did hard and skillful 
service as a surgeon during the war, went abroad in 1872 for special 
study in Heidelburg and Vienna, and on his return took the position 
of a professor in the Syracuse Medical School, devoting himself 
mainly to the specialty of eye and ear diseases. 4. Sarah, b. 23 Jan., 
1838, in Springfield, Mass. ; d. 27 Jan., 1838. 

672. iv. Emeline Gregory, b. 30 June, 1804; mar. Luther Wright, of East 

Hampton, Mass., 8 Oct., 1829. She d. 6 March, 1863. He grad. 
at Yale College in 1822; was principal of Williston Seminary from 
1841 to 1849; d. in East Hampton, Mass., 5 Sept., 1870. Children: 
I. Sarah Emeline, b. 5 Nov., 1831, in Ellington, Conn. 2. Ellen 
Louisa, b. 6 Jan., 1834, in Leicester, Mass. 3. Luther Lyman, b. 
13 Aug., 1836, in Leicester; was a member of the 52d Regt. Mass. 
Vol.; mar. Mary J. Munger, of Holyoke, Mass., 17 Oct., 1866. 4. 
Arthur Colton, b. 7 Sept., 1839, in Leicester; d. in East Hampton, 
Mass., 28 Feb., 1866. 

673. V. Flavia Field, b. 18 Aug., 1805; mar. Hon. John Hall Brockway, of 

Ellington, Conn., 22 Jan., 1829. He was b. in Ellington, 31 Jan., 
1801, and d. there 29 July, 1870. Children all b. in Ellington: i. 
Emeline C, b. 5 Dec, 1829. 2. Louisa W., b. 29 April, 1833; mar. 
Prof. Martin Kellogg, of the University of Cal., 3 Sept., 1863, in 
Ellington. 3. Mary Field, b. 3 March, 1839; mar. 23 Jan., 1873, 
George Dixon Metcalf, in Oakland, Cal. 

318. LEMUEL-^ {Josiah^''' and Ruth (Allen), Josiah/^ Eph- 
raim,^ George ^), b. 22 June, 1754, in Wilbraham, Mass. ; mar. Lydia S. 
Shepard, in Sharon, Vt., — April, 1796. She was b. in Plainfield, 
Conn., 18 April, 1767, and d. in Steuben, Ind., 5 March, 1852. He 
was a farmer and lived in Grantham, N. H., till 1815, then moved to 
Norwich, Vt., where he remained till 1827, in which year he settled 
in Johnson, Vt., where he d. 4 Nov., 1831. He served in the Revolu- 
tionary War, 23 Sept., 1777, to 23 Oct., 1777, in Col. Jonathan Chase's 
Regt., New Hampshire troops, joining the Continental Army at Sara- 
toga, N. Y., under Gen. Gates; also mentioned as in Capt. Samuel 
Paine's Co., June, 1780, as giving six month's service. 



94 THE COLTON FAMILY. 

Children all b. in Grantham, N. H. 

674. i- Moses Shepard, b. 6 Aug., 1798; mar. Arvilla Coates, , 1825, in 

Norwich, Vt. She d. 15 Nov., 1832. He d. 6 March, 1868. 

675. ii. Lemuel, b. 30 April, 1800 ; mar. Matilda Irwin. 26 Dec, 1847. 

676. iii- Zebina, b. 28 May, 1802; mar. Lois Buck, 7 Feb., 1831. He d. in 

Pierrepont, N. Y., 6 Nov., 1855. She d. 1 May, 1859. 

677. iv. Lydia, b. 22 Dec, 1804; mar. Daniel Willey, of Waterville. Vt., 13 Nov., 

1850. No children. 

678. V. Susan, b. 7 March, 1807; mar. Clark M. Pratt, of Johnson, Vt., 5 Jan., 

1831. She d. 19 May, 1839. He d. 20 Dec, 1839, in Craftsburg, 
Vt. Children: 1. Mary F., b. 30 Sept., 183 1 ; mar. Caleb Harvey, of 
Danville, Vt., 25 Dec, 1849. 2. Cornelius C, b. 20 Sept., 1833. 3. 
Levi C, b. 13 Oct., 1835. 

679. vi. Ruth A., b. 7 Aug., 1810; mar. Andrew Craig Fletcher, of Water- 

ville, Vt., 16 April, 1839, in Craftsburg, Vt. Children: I. A daughter. 
b. and d. 26 Feb., 1841. 2. Andrew Craig, b. 17 June, 1842; mar. 
Henrietta Smith, of Burke, N. V., 12 Jan., 1869. 3. Frederick 
Cornelius, b. 13 April, 1S44; d. 22 Jan., 1845. 4. Emma A., b. 14 
June, 1846; d. 14 April, 1851. 5. Ella A., b. 13 Feb., 1849; mar. 
Willard Warren, of Waterville. Vt., 28 May, 1873. ^- Allison 
Evelyn, b. 6 Oct., 1852; d. 5 Oct., 1867. 7. Ruth Adella. b. 23 May. 
1857. 



324. ITHAMAR, Captain' {Rev. Eli''* and Eunice {Smith), 
Rev. Benjamin-'^ Ephraim^ George'), h. 15 Nov.. 1744 mar. Alinda 

Wells, of Farmington, Conn., 19 Feb., 1764. She d. , 1786; 

mar., second, Andrus. She d. , and he mar., third, 

Miriam Benton, . 1797. He served in the Army of the Revolu- 
tion from 1 July to 13 Dec, 1780, under Capt. Thadeus Weed, of 
Stamford and Philip B. Bradley, of Ridgefield, Fairfield, Co., Conn., 
5th Regt. There is a tradition that, in some capacity, he served in the 
army throughout the whole war. 

Children /')• first rcife, Alinda. all b. in Granby, Conn. 

680. i. Belinda, b. ; d. about 1840, aged about 70 years. She never 

married. 

681. ii. Eli. b. 25 Nov., 1760; mar. Elizabeth Deitz, in Elk Creek, Erie Co., 

Penn., 3 May, 1801. She was b. in Hagerstown, Washington Co., 
Md., 28 Feb.. 1784. and d. in Elk Creek, il Aug.. 1867. He d. in 
Elk Creek, 14 March, 1851. 



FIFTH GENERATION 95 

682. iii- Theron, b. 6 May, 1773; mar. Elizabeth Clark, of Cornwall, Conn., 
14 June, 1798; d. 8 Aug., 1851, in Nelson, Portage Co., Ohio. 

683. iv. John, 

684, V. Sarah, b. 14 Feb., 1779; mar. Abraham De Pew (descended from a 

French Baron, Du Puy), 24 July, 1801. She d. in Middlebury, Ind., 
30 Nov., 1856. He was b. i March, 1777, in South East, Putnam 
Co., N. Y., and d. in Middlebury, Ind., 30 Dec, i860. Children: 
I. Rev. Theron Colton, b. 7 Jan., 1803, in Arlington, Vt. ; mar. 
Dorothy Jane Terry, in Westtown, N. Y., 18 July, 1833. He d. 
in Bristol, Ind., 4 Aug., 1850. She was b. 20 March, 1810, in West- 
town, N. Y., and d. in Bristol, Ind., 15 Oct., 1857. Children: (a) 
Jesper Terry, b. 2 June, 1834, in Westtown, N. Y.; mar. Mary A. 
Royer, in Bristol, Ind., 10 Oct., 1861 ; d. 22 Dec, 1863. (b) Mary 
Terry, b. 30 June, 1836, in Westtown; mar. William N. Hively, 20 
June, 1858, in Bristol, Ind.; d. 15 Dec, 1869, in Middlebury, Ind. 
Three children, (c) Amanda Jane, b. 12 July, 1838, in Westtown, 
N. Y. ; mar. Jonas Dixson Flory, in Bristol, Ind., 3 Dec, 1857; d. 
6 July, 1895, in West Superior, Wis. Eight children, (d) Sarah 
Lucretia, b. 8 April, 1841, in Bristol, Ind.; mar. Andrew Hively, 19 
March, 1863, in Middlebury, Ind. Five children. 2. Hiram, b. 15 
Feb., 1806, in Winsted, Conn.; mar. Cornelia Jane Purdy, in Mont- 
gomery, N. Y., , 1S32. She was b. 11 Jan., 181 1, in Orange 

Co., N. Y., and d. 20 Aug., 1892, in Syracuse, N. Y. He d. in same 
22 Aug., 1881. Children: (a) Cornelia Jane, b. 28 Feb., 1833, in 
Montgomery, N. Y. ; d. in Penn Yan, N. Y., 23 April, 1840. (b) 
Isaac Purdy, b. 4 Aug., 1834, in Montgomery, N. Y. He served in 
the Civil War in the 126th Regt., N. Y. Vol., three years. (c) 
Mary Ann, b. 30 Nov., 1836, in Penn Yan, N. Y. ; d. 28 Dec, 1894. 
(d) Emily Cornelia, b. 27 July, 1839, in Penn Yan, N. Y. ; d. 3 
Oct., 1853. (e) Abijah E., b. 15 Oct., 1849, in Yates Co., N. Y. 
Served three years in the Civil War in the 126th Regt., N. Y. Vol.; 
d. 28 Dec, 1883. (f) Julia Tracey, b. 22 March, 1845; mar. Hiram 
Black Stone, of Penn Yan, N. Y., 31 Jan., 1883, in Syracuse, N. Y. 
3. Sarah, b. 20 April, 1808, in Canaan, Conn.; mar. Ezra Birdseye, 
Feb., 1838. She d. in Penn Yan, N. Y., ig Aug., 1864. He d. 
in same — Feb., 1868. No children. 4. Heman, b. 24 July, 1810, in 
Goshen, Conn. ; mar. Mary Coomes, of Danbury, Ccnn., 6 Oct., 1834. 
She was b. 12 Sept., 1813, in Danbury. He d. in Middlebury, Ind., 
12 Jan., 1882. Children: (a) Frederick Heman, b. 27 July, 1840, 
in Lackawack, N. Y. ; d. 7 Nov., 1861, in Middlebury, Ind. (b) 
Mary Jane, b. 3 Feb., 1843, in Denning, N. Y. ; mar. Joseph Brown, 
in Middlebury, Ind., 29 Nov., i860. She d. 17 May, 1902. Chil- 
dren: (bi) Edith. (b2) Willis Morton. (b3) Henry, (c) Martha 
Ann, b. 13 July, 1845, in Denning, N. Y. ; d. 4 Jan., 1848. (d) 



96 THE COLT 02^ FAMILY. 

Nelson Tracy, b. 23 Jan., 1848, in Denning, N. Y. ; d. 19 Feb., 
1848. (e) Orlando Starr, b. 13 Aug., 1849, in Denning; mar. Mary 
Mason, 24 Oct., 1871, in Middlebury, Ind. Children: (e l) Jasper 
Heman, b. 12 Sept., 1876; mar. Sarah Ellen Phelps, of Goshen, 
Ind., II Nov., 1897. Children: (e i a) Jules Alexander, b. 19 June, 
1900, Chicago, 111. (e I b) Frederick Heman, b. 8 April, 1903, 
Zion City, 111. (e i c) Gertrude, b. 29 Aug., 1904; d. in infancy, 
(e I d) Theodore, b. 16 Aug., 1905, Zion City, 111. (e i e) Stephen, 
b. 10 March, 1907; d. 13 March, 1907. (e 2) Sylvester Hiram, b. 10 
May, 1874; mar. Hetty Madlem, 25 Oct., 1897, at Goshen, Ind. She 
was b. II Oct., 1873. Children: (e 2 a) Lucile Mary, b. 9 Dec, 
1902. (e 2 b) John Ale.xander, b. 18 Sept., 1904. (e 2 c) Daniel, b. 
29 Sept., 1906. (e2d) Ruth Evangeline, b. I Nov., 1910. (e3) 
Walter Theron, b. 22 July, 1886, in San Saba Co., Texas; mar. 26 
July, 1906, at Mishawaka, Ind., Josephine Dolores Van Dinter. 
She was b. 27 March, 1885, at Detroit, Mich. Children: (e3a) 
Mary Dolores, b. 11 Sept., 1908. (e3b) Alice May, b. 10 Dec, 
1909. (e 4) Gertrude Mary, b. 17 Aug., 1882; mar. Hugh Pleas- 
ant De Baun, 14 Jan., 1900. He was b. 14 Oct., 1877. Chil- 
dren: (e 4 a) Cecil Linn, b. 17 Dec, 1900. (e4b) Thietta Mar- 
gret, b. 10 Nov., 1902. (e4c) Violet Mary, b. 2 April, 1905. 
(e4d) Hugh Pleasant, b. 13 Sept., 1907. (e4e) Juanita Moe, b. 
20 March, 1910. (e 5) Carrie Agnes, b. 8 Oct., 1879; mar. Henry 
Harrison Reprogle, 25 May, 1902. He was b. 15 Sept., 1871. Child: 
Walter Henry, b. 13 April, 1903. Mar., second, William Andrew 
Baker, 11 Feb., 191 1. He was b. 26 Aug., 1874. (f) Theron 
Coomes, b. 6 April, 1852, in Denning; mar. Lovina Dingman, 12 
May, 1880. She d. 23 Sept., 1907. Children: (f i) Walter Roy, 
b. 10 -Vug., 1881 ; d. 20 Aug., 1881. (f2) Bertram Jasper, b. 22 
April, 1884; mar. 12 .March, 1907, Bertha Kincaid. Child: Flor- 
ence Lavina, b. 29 March, 1908. (f3) Raymond, b. 17 Oct., 1886; 
mar. 11 March, 1908, Stella Phelps. (f4) Tracy, d. in infancy. 
(fS) Benny, d. in infancy. (f6) Anne May, b. 5 May, 1893. 
(f 7) Leonard Earl, b. 9 April, 1897. (g) Emily Gertrude, b. il 
March, 1854, in Denning; mar. Norman E. Gibson, of Constantine, 
Mich., 3 Aug., 1873. Children: (gi) Lottie.. (g2) Lester, (h) 
Albert Murray, b. 4 Feb., 1861 ; mar. Etta Kitson, 27 Nov., 1879; d. 
15 June, 1892. 5. Rev. Nelson Abraham, b. 11 Dt-c, 1813, in Kent, 
Conn. ; mar. Sarah Maria Griffin, in Warren, Conn., 16 Dec, 1834. 
She d. in Penn Van, 7 April, 1897. Children: (a) Henry, b. 20 
May, 1836, in Warren, Conn. ; d. in same 23 March, 1844. (b) 
Harvey Smith, b. 13 Dec, 1837, in Warren, Conn. ; mar. Virginia 
Armstrong Nowland, in Sandoral, 111., 9 May, i860. For twenty 
years he lived in St. Louis, Mo., and was prominently identified 



FIFTH GENERATION. 97 

with the railroad interests of the south and west. He d. in St. 
Louis, 8 Dec, 1890. Children: (b l) John Nowland, b. 17 Feb., 
1861, in Odin, 111.; d. 16 March, 1863. (b 2) Nelson Cooper, b. 
24 Jan., 1864; mar. Eleanor Dixon Wilson, in St. Louis, Mo., I 
June, 1887. (b3) Raymond Lambert, b. 8 June, 1867, in Odin, 
111. (b4) Harry Griffin, b. 21 Nov., 1884, in St. Louis, Mo. (c) 
Almira Electa, b. 5 May, 1841, in Warren, Conn. ; d. in same 25 
March, 1844. (d) Almira Electa, 2d, b. 11 March, 1844, in Warren, 
Conn. ; d. 26 Jan., 1846. (e) John Nelson, b. 4 June, 1846, in Water- 
town, Conn.; mar. Alice Ann Flickenger, in Fayette, N. Y., 15 Dec, 
1868. She was b. 18 Nov., 1849, in Williams Co., Ohio. Children: 
(e i) Nellie Pearl, b. 26 Jan., 1870, in Covert, N. Y. (e 2) Frank 
Elmer, b. 3 March, 1871, in Fayette, N. Y. ; mar. Edith May Bar- 
trim, 2 Feb., 1898. She was b. 12 April, 1875, in Niagara Falls, 
N. Y. (e 3) Lillian May, b. 2 Dec, 1872, in Barrington, N. Y. ; mar. 
Stockton D. Cooper, of Seneca Falls, N. Y., 27 Dec, 1893. (e4) 
Sadie Maude, b. 29 Oct., 1879, in Barrington, N. Y. (f) Sarah B., 
b. 22 Aug., 1851, in Orange, N. Y. ; mar. Alonzo Hause, of Canoga, 
N. Y., 3 March, 1868. Children: (f i) Jennie Ray, b. 14 April, 
1870, in Fayette, N. Y. ; mar. Hibbard Bachman, of Canoga, N. Y., 
3 Nov., 1895. (f2) Henry Nelson, b. 5 March, 1872, in Montour 
Falls, N. Y. ; mar. Iva Lament, of Crosby, N. Y., 6 Nov., 1892. 
Child: Mildred Sarah, b. 15 July, 1894. (f3) Lizzie Maria, b. 
14 April, 1879, in Canoga, N. Y. ; mar. Sidney Seager, 26 Jan., 
1898. (f4) Alice May, b. 14 May, 1884, in Canoga, N. Y. (f 5) 
Charles Henry, b. 19 Dec, 1893, in Canoga, N. Y. 6. Julia Ann, 
b. 31 Aug., 1818, in Kent, Conn.; mar. Nathan U. Tracy, 30 Jan., 
1840. No children. 7. Laura, b. 15 May, 1821, in Salisbury, Conn.; 
d. in same 21 May, 1822. 8. Laura Ann, b. 16 May, 1823, in Salis- 
bury, Conn.; mar. Nicholas Fisher, 22 July, 1847. She d. 9 Jan., 
1887, in Bristol, Ind. Children: (a) Laura Ann, b. 7 June, 1848, in 
Denning, N. Y. ; mar. Anthony Miller Dripp, 5 May, 1864. (b) 
Sarah Catharine, b. 5 April, 1850, in Denning, N. Y. ; mar. Andrew 
Judson, — June, 1873. (c) Nicholas Tracy, b. 8 Nov., 1852, in 
Denning, N. Y. ; mar. Dellie Carmer, 25 Dec, 1876. (d) George 
Alonzo, b. 6 June, 1854, in Denning, N. Y. ; mar. Alice E. El- 
dridge, 26 Jan., 1891. (e) Julia C, b. 2 Oct., 1856, in Bristol, Elk- 
hart Co., Ind.; mar. Frederick Denstitt, 22 July, 1879. (f) Ger- 
trude, b. 22 Jan., 1858, in Bristol, Ind. ; mar. Jacob Leatherman, 
17 Jan., 1878. (g) Mary Ella, b. 21 April, 1862, in Bristol. 
685. vi. Eunice, b. , 1783; mar. and went to Ohio in 1799, lost her hus- 
band and child ; mar. a second time and had a large family of chil- 
dren. She survived her husband and d. in 1856. 

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98 THE. COLT ON FAMILY. 

Children by third wife Miriam. 

686. vii. Miriam, b. 27 April, 1799; d. 3 June, 1883, in West Hartford, Conn.; 

did not marry. 

687. viii. Ithamar Wells, b. , 1801. Went to Van Buren Co., Iowa, 

about 1836. 

Note. — The above account of the family of Ithamar is compiled from different 
sources. One record, which from internal evidences seemed the most reliable, 
gives the order of births as here, but another makes John the oldest of the family. 
The only fact respecting him that is certainly ascertained is that he went to 
Erie Co., Penn., with his brother Eli in 1797. 

327. LEMUEL •"• {Rev. Eli^^* and Eunice {Smith), Rev. Benja- 
min,-^ Ephraim,^ George"^), b. , 1751; mar. Achsa Sheldon, 

of Suffield, Conn., . 1781. He served in the army of the Revolu- 
tion in Capt. Joseph Forward's Co., 18th Regt., Conn. Militia m 1776, 
arrived in N. Y. 24 Aug., and discharged 9 Sept. Subsequently he 
served 26 March to 5 May, 1777, in Capt. Abel Pettibone's Co., Brig.- 
Gen. Erastus Wolcott's Brigade. He d. of disease contracted by ex- 
posures in camp life, 29 April, 1789. 

Children ail b. in Granby, Conn. 

688. i. Achsa, b. 17S4; d. , 1862, in Granby, Conn.; did not marry. 

689. ii- Le.mlel, b. 21 March. 1786; mar. Polly Watson, 15 Feb., 1815; d. in 

Granby, Conn., 25 Sept., 1858. 

690. iii. Anna, b. , 1788; mar. Zophar Viets, 12 May, 1810 (see No. 

325). Children: I. Lemuel W., b. 26 Oct., 1811 ; mar. Lydia F. Wilson, 
7 June, 1830. 2. Lucy, b. 3 April, 1815. 

328. SAMUEL"* {Rev. Eli,'^* and Eunice {Smith), Rev. Benja- 
;«/■«.-" Ephraim? George^), b. — Oct., 1754; mar. Lois Brown, in 
Windsor, Conn., 8 April, 1779. He d. 22 Oct., 1823, in Windsor, 
where he had always lived. Carpenter. He enlisted 5 May, 1775, in 
the 7th Co., 2d Regt., Conn. Militia, which marched by companies to 
camps around Boston. His time of service expired 10 Dec, 1775, 
when he was discharged. 

Children all b. in Windsor, Conn. 

691. i- Samiel. b. 18 June, 1780; mar. Martha Filley, 10 Sept., 1805. He d. 
in Bloomfield, Conn., 9 June. 1847. 



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692. ii. Lois, b. 16 Jan., 17S3; mar. Erastus Roberts, of Granby, Conn., 24 

Nov., 1803. She d. 24 Oct., 1804, leaving a son Erastus Seymour, b. 
20 Oct., 1804, who mar. Betsy Trail Roberts. He d. in Florida, 
March, 1834. She mar., second, Shaler F. Burnham. 

693. ill. Polly, b. 2 July, 1785; d. 20 Dec, 1786. 

694. iv. Moses, b. 25 Oct., 1787; mar. Celestia Chidsey, of Avon, Conn. He d. 
3 June, 1849, in Bloomfield, Conn. 

695. V. Polly, (Mary), b. 2 Dec. 1790; mar. Alvan Hubbard in Bloomfield, 

then Windsor, 28 Oct., 1813. Children: i. Louisa, b. 13 Aug., 1814. 
2. Son b. and d. 20 May, 1816. 3. Drucilla, b. 4 July, 1817. 4. 
Mary C, b. 23 Jan., 1820. 5. Martha, b. 28 March, 1822. 6. Louisa, 
b. 8 Aug., 1824. 7. Alvan S., b. 27 July, 1827. 8. Harriet N., b. 
28 Aug., 1829. 9. Lester S., b. 27 Aug., 183 1. 10. Harriet E., b. 
13 April, 1835. 

696. vi. Anna, b. 25 April, 1794, in Bloomfield, then Wintonbury, Conn.; mar. 

Samuel Humphrey, of Hartford, in Bloomfield, then Windsor, 10 
Sept., 1819; d. 14 Jan., 1874. He was b. 20 Jan., 1792, and d. 19 
June, 1863. Children: I. Lester Cornelius, b. 22 Oct., 1821 ; d. 24 
July, 1824. 2. Amanda C, b. 11 Feb.. 1824; d. 23 Oct., 1861 ; mar. 
Sylvester W. Rice. He was a Lieut, in the Civil War and d. of 
disease in Baton Rouge, La., 3 May, 1863. Children: (a) Mary 
Louise, b. 31 Oct., 1847; d. 2 Aug., 1886. (b) Anna Caroline, b. 4 

May, 1855; d. 26 Feb., 1859. (c) Cornelia Estelle, b. , 1858; 

d. 13 March, 1859. 3. Lester C, b. 6 July, 1826; d. 12 Dec, 1826. 
4. Simeon Edward, b. 7 Dec. 1827; d. 29 April, 1828. 5. Anson, 
b. 8 April, 1831 ; d. 21 Nov., 1858. 6. Cornelia Adaline, b. 27 Nov., 
1833; mar. Francis A. White, i Nov., 1855. Children: (a) Frank 
Gardner, b. 24 Oct., 1856; d. 14 July, 1890. (b) Herbert Hum- 
phrey, b. 3 July, 1858. (c) Samuel Howard, b. — Jan., 1861 ; d. 
— Feb., 1S61. (d) Frederick Lester, b. 2 Sept., 1864; d. — Nov., 
1878. (e) Charles Samuel, b. — March, 1866; d. — Aug., 1866. 
(f) Henry Wellington, b. 21 Oct., 1870. (g) Wm. Howard Colton, 
b. 22 Dec, 1872. (h) Clara Ann, b. 26 Jan., 1876. 7. Horace, b. 
24 July, 1838; d. 7 July, 1839. 

697. vii. Orinda, b. 26 Jan., 1798; mar. Nathan Hubbard. Children: Pamelia, 

Edward, and Samuel. 
698. ^'iii. Lester, b. 5 Feb., 1802; mar. Roxana W. Welch, 23 Nov., 1825. She 
was b. in Lebanon, Conn., 15 Jan., 1802, and d. 15 Nov., 1877. He 
d. 9 May., 1846. 

331. JOSEPH E.^ {Capt. Benjamin "^ and Anna (Whiting), Rev. 

Benjamin,''^ Ephraim? George '■), b. , 1758, in West Hartford, 

Conn.; mar. Esther Belden, of West Hartford, 11 Aug., 1776. He d. 



100 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

in West Hartford, 7 March, 1800. She d. hi Woodbury, Conn., 30 
Aug., 1826. 

Children all b. in West Hartford. 

600. i- Joseph, b. 15 Nov., 1776; mar. Sabrina Howe, of Ashford, Conn., 25 
Jan., 1801. He d. in West Hartford, 7 Jan., 1837. She was b. in 
Ashford, and d. in Hartford, 12 March, 1866. 

700. ii. Anna, b. 28 Oct., 1778; d. , 1803; did not marry. 

701. iii. Ruth, b. 10 March, 1781; mar. Amos Sedgwick. Children: i. Joseph 

Colton, ; d. in the west unmarried. 2. Sabrina, ; mar. 

Gilbert Somers Minor. Mr. Sedgwick d. and Ruth mar., second, 
Daniel Hosmer, by whom she had one child. 3. Maria ; mar. Richard 
Parsons. 

702. iv. Esther, b. 8 Oct., 1783; mar. John Perkins, of Ashford, 20 Feb., 

1804. She d. in Woodbury, Conn., 27 Aug., 1847. Children: i. 
Lucy Ann, d. in infancy. 2. Laura, b. 2 Jan., 1805 ; mar. Marcus 
De Forest, 22 Jan., 1822; d. 7 Feb., 1862. 

703. V. Be.vjamin, b. 16 Jan.. 1785; d. young. 

704. vi. L.A.URA, b. 23 Dec, 1786; mar. Dr. Samuel Steele, of West Hartford, 

6 Nov., 181 1, and removed to Woodbury, Conn. Children: i. Laura 
Sophia, b. 4 March, 1813 ; mar. William E. Woodruff, 22 April, 
1841. 2. Esther M., b. 9 Oct., 1815. 3. Mary Joanna, b. 7 Nov., 
1820; mar. William Cothren. 3 Sept., 1849. 4. Maria, d. young. 

705. vii. Alma, b. 8 June, 1790; mar. John De Forest, of Woodbury, Conn., 16 

June, 1824. She d. 14 Jan., 1868. Child: Abigail, b. 15 July, 
1825 ; mar. John A. Candee, 25 March, 1845. 

706. viii. Sarah, b. 1791; d. young. 

707. ix. Whiting, b. 4 March, 1792; did not marry. He went to the west and 

d. in Lafayette, Indiana in 1842. 
708. X. Benjamin, b. 30 Oct., 1794; mar. Jerusha W. Porter, of Hadley, 
Mass. She d. 27 Feb., 1825. He d. 21 April, 1850, in Woodbury. 
709. xi. James, b. 5 April, 1797. 

335. GEORGE, Reverend "^ {Deacon Abijah'^^^ and Mary (Gay- 
lord), Rev. Benjamin,-^ Ephraim,^ George^), h. 12 Jan., 1779; mar. 
Lucy Cowles, of Otisco, Onondaga Co., N. Y., 5 Nov., 1808. She 
vas half sister of Lewis Gaylord and Willis Gaylord Clark, b. 12 May, 
1788, in Bristol, Conn. She d. in Otisco, 31 July, 1838. He d. in 
Wethersfield, Conn., 13 Feb., 1858. Grad. at Yale Coll., 1804, in the 
class in which were Hon. J. C. Calhoun, Rev. John Pierpont, and 
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for several years. About 1809 was settled pastor of the church in 
Westford, Otsego Co., N. Y. ; from 1836 to 1839 in Wyoming, Gen- 
esee Co., N. Y., and then supplied vacant pulpits for seme years with- 
out settled charge. 

Children. 

710. i. John Owen, Rev., b. in Westford, N. Y., 13 March, 1810; grad. at 
Yale Coll., Valedictorian of the class of 1832; was pastor of the 
Chapel St. Church, New Haven, Conn., and d. in that city 20 April, 
1840; did not marry. Amongst other literary labors he edited and 
published a Greek Reader in 1839, with copious notes adapted to 
Sophocles' Greek Grammar. This was received with marked favor, 
proved by the call for subsequent editions edited successively by his 
brothers George H. and Henry M. 

711- ii. Isaac Cowles, b. 12 April, 1812; mar. Laura P. Smith, in Lockport, 
N. Y., 26 Sept., 1838. She d. 25 Nov., 1878. No children. He is a 
lawyer and resides in Union Spring, Cayuga Co., N. Y. 

712. iii. Amelia Dema, b. — Oct., 1814; d. in Lockport, N. Y., — June, 
1848 ; did not marry. 

713- iv. Horace Benjamin, b. 29 Sept., 1816; grad. at Yale Coll., 1850. He 

was a member of the 139th Regt., Penn. Vol.; d. in the Civil War 
at Stafford C. H., near Fredericksburg, Va., i Dec, 1862. 

714- V. George Horton, b. — Oct., 1818; grad. at Yale Coll. with honors, 

1840. He was a brilliant man, a poet, editor of the Yale Coll. Mag., 
author of " Tecumseh, or the West Thirty Years Ago," etc.; d. in 
New York City while editing the " Whig Review," of which he was 
the founder, i Dec, 1847 ; did not marry. 
715. vi. Theron Gaylord, Rev., b. 31 July, 1820; grad. at Yale Coll., 1844; 
mar. Jennie S. Harwood, of Lockport, N. Y., 12 Sept., 1849. He 
d. in Hudson, Mich., 12 March, 1896. She d. 6 April, 1900. 
716. vii. Julia Perkins, b. — Oct., 1824, in Royalton, N. Y.; d. 2 May, 1887; 
did not marry. 

717. viii. Henry Martyn, b. 15 Nov., 1826, in Royalton, N. Y. ; grad. at Yale 

Coll., 1848; mar. Lucy Tuttle, of New Haven, Conn., 25 Oct., 1852. 
He d. 2 June, 1872, in New York City. She d. in Waltham, Mass., 
20 Aug., 1897. 

718. ix. Willis Strong, Rev., b. 25 June, 1828, in Royalton, N. Y. ; grad. at 

Yale Coll.. 1850; mar. Lucy P. Gibson, 22 May, 1857; d. 1908. 

Note.— Mrs. Lucy Cowles Colton was of the sixth generation from John 
Cowles 1 who was b. in England about 1598 and came to Hartford, Conn., about 
1635-39, and settled in Farmington, Conn., in 1660. He was a member of the 
General Court of Connecticut, 1653-4. and held other honorable public trusts. He 



102 THE COLTON FAMILY. 

had seven children, one of whom was Samuel. ^ b. 1639. Mrs. Colton's further 
direct line of descent is Joseph,-^ b. 18 Jan., 1677; Ebenezer,* b. 26 Feb., 1718; 

Isaac, ^ b. , 1762; mar. Lucy Driggs, by whom he had five children. He 

removed in May, 1802, from Bristol, Conn., to Otisco, Onondaga Co., N. Y., 
where he d. 20 Oct., 1802. His widow mar., second, Capt. Elikim Clark and by 
him had twin sons, Lewis Gaylord and Willis Gaylord Clark, the well-known 
writers. 

337. CHESTER, Reverend = {Dea. Abijah^-'' and Mary {Gay- 
lord), Rev. Befijaviin,-^ Ephraim^ George'^), b. — Dec, 1783, in 
West Hartford, Conn. ; mar. Elizabeth Faxon, of West Hartford, 25 
May, 1815. She was b. 18 Aug., 1787, in West Hartford, and d. 20 
May, 1865, in New Carlisle, Ohio. Grad. at Yale Coll., 1804 m sanie 
class with his brother Rev. George. He was a Congregational minister, 
and after some years of missionary labor, he was settled pastor of the 
church in Brentwood, N. H.. for ten years, and afterwards for twelve 
years of one in Lyme, Conn. The last five years of his life were spent 
in commission of the Am. Home Missionary Society, in the synod of 
Cincinnati, O. He d. in New Carlisle, Ohio, 13 Sept., 1850. 

Children both b. in Brenhuood, N. H. 

719. i. Julia Ann, b. 25 July, 1818; d. 15 Jan., 1907; mar. Rev. E. Roger 
Johnson, 2 Sept.. 1842. in Hartford, Conn. He was son of Anson 
and Huldah (Huntington) Johnson, b. 4 June, 1814, in Plainfield, 
Conn. He was a Presbyterian clergyman, grad. at P)Owdoin Coll., Me., 
1838, and finished his theological studies at Lane Seminary, 1841. He 
was invited the same year to become pastor of the church in New 
Carlisle, Ohio, where for twenty-one years he faithfully devoted him- 
self to the work he had chosen. He d. there 6 Sept., 1862. She mar., 
second, Dickman K. Hubbard, 15 Nov., 1865, in New Carlisle, Ohio. 
He was son of Solomon and Electa (Ashley) Hubbard, of Sunder- 
land, Mass.; b. in Sunderland, 15 Nov., 1812, and d. in New Carlisle, 
16 Dec. 1873. His public life as Mayor, Justice of the Peace, Notary 
Public and Post Master e.xtending through a long series of years was 
marked by a faithful performance of every duty imposed upon him. 
Children all b. in New Carlisle, Ohio: i. Laura Butler, b. 30 July, 
1843; d. 30 Jan., 1854. 2. Frances Elizabeth, b. 17 July, 1848; mar. 
Asa N. Mitchell, 23 April, 1868. He is son of James and Elizabeth 
(Swazzart) Mitchell, b. 9 Aug., 1840. Real Estate and Insurance, 
lola, Kan. Served four years in the Civil War in l6th Ohio Battery. 
Children: (a) Alice Clifford, b. 21 .\pril, 1869; Supt. Public Schools, 



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lola, Kan. ; mar. 8 July, 1908, Allen Hopkins Bushey. He was b. 
2 March, i860. Live in Pittsburg, Kan. (b) Burton Johnson, b. 23 
Oct., 1871 ; Lieut. Aide-de-camp to Gen. Funston, San Isidro, Phil- 
ippines ; mar. 4 June, 1908, Jennie Jevvett Howard, b. 20 May, 1884, 
at La Salle, N. Y. (dau. of Henry Cogswell Howard and Jennie M. 
Jewett). He was ist Lieut., 12th U. S. Infantry. Served in Cuba and 
Philippines; resigned 2 July, 1910. (c) Infant, b. 2 Sept.; d. 3 
Sept., 1877. (d) Florence Brownie, b. 15 Aug., 1882. (e) Howard 
Logan, b. 16 May, 1885 ; d. 27 Aug., 1885. 3. Emelie Waldo, b. i 
May, 1850; d. 30 Oct., 1909; mar. 21 Sept., 1871, Oliver M. Turner, son 
of Perry and Mary F. (Martin) Turner, b. $ Jan., 1849. Editor; re- 
sided in Lewisburg, Ohio ; d. 6 July, 1882. Child: Edith Huntington, 
b. 5 July, 1874; inar. 18 June, 1895, Hon. Wm. Curtis Whitney, 
M. D., son of Charles and Emma (Curtis) Whitney, b. 12 Dec, 1873. 
Professor of Biology in Otterbein University, Westerville, O. Mem- 
ber of Ohio Legislature; d. 2 Nov., 1907. Children: (a) Margaret 
Elinor, b. 9 Dec, 1898. (b) Judith Elizabeth, b. 29 March, 1905. 
4. Jennette Colton, b. 21 Sept., 1852; mar. 9 April, 1885, Robert F. 
Stafford, son of George and Susannah (McKinney) Stafford, b. 22 
Nov., 1841. Resides in New Carlisle, Ohio. Child: Nellie Johnson, 
b. 9 Aug., 1886. 5. Mary Augusta, b. 7 Sept., 1858; mar. 13 May, 
1880, WiUiam S. Vale, son of Peter and Sarah (Shull) Vale, b. 18 
Jan., i860. Resides in New Carlisle, Ohio. Child: Chester Colton, 
b. 9 March, 1882; mar. 15 Oct., 1908, Mabel Stafford, dau. of Wright 
W. and Ida Bonar Stafford. Child: William, b. 22 July, 1909, at New 
Carlisle, O. 
720. ii- Chester Faxon, b. 17 June, 1820; mar. Laura C. Wing, in Marysville, 
Cal., 20 April, 1858. He d. 15 Aug., 1890, in San Francisco, Cal. 

339. RODERICK 5 {Dea. Abijah^""^ and Mary {Gaylord), Rev. 
Benjaviin,^^ Ephraim,^ George'^), b. 11 Sept., 1790, in West Hartford, 
Conn.; mar. Nancy Faxon, dau. of Ebenezer Faxon, 15 May, 1817. 
She was b. in 1790 and d. — , Feb., 1868. He d. in West Hartford, 
18 Sept., 1862. 

Children all b. in West Hartford, Conn. 

721. i. Frederick, b. 8 March, 1818. He was a Lawyer and resided in Cin- 
cinnati, Ohio. He studied law in the office of Francis Parsons, 
Esq., of Hartford, Conn. In 1841 he was associated with Edmund 
B. Greene, Esq., in editing the " New England Weekly Review," a 
literary journal published in that city. In 1842 he removed to Cin- 
cinnati and completed his studies in the office of Henry H. Good- 



104 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

man, Esq., and in 1S43 was admitted to practice in the Supreme 
Court of Ohio. He d. 24 Nov., 1892 ; unmarried. 
722. ii- Chester, b. 3 Nov., 1819; mar. Mary Ann Griswold, of West Hartford, 
14 Oct., 1846. She d. 23 Aug., 1849. He mar., second, Julia M. 
Butler, of Hartford, Conn., 4 Jan., 1865. She d. in Brooklyn, N. Y., 
20 June, 1909. 

723. iii. Henry, b. 12 April, 1822; d. 24 Nov., 1845; did not marry. 

724. iv. Harriet, b. 17 June, 1826; mar. Frederick J. Butler, of West Hartford, 

12 May, 1852. He d. 3 July, 1879. Children all b. in West Hart- 
ford, Conn.: I. Edward Colton, b. 9 Nov., 1854; mar. 17 Feb., 1897, 
Emma A. Seymour, dau. of Edgar and Levira (Kibbe) Seymour. 
2. Ellen Estelle, b. 4 March, 1857; mar. Nicholas G. Raynesford, 
of Ellis, Kansas, 13 April. 1881. She d. 21 Jan., 1882. He d. 19 
May, 1897. 3. Charles Howard, b. 3 May, 1859; d. 17 Dec, 1877. 
4. Elizabeth Adelaide, b. 24 March, 1861. 5. Frederick Adelbert, 
b. 9 Aug., 1864; d. 24 Feb., 1866. 6. Carietta Adella, b. 3 Feb., 1867; 
d. 6 Sept., 1897. 7. Albert Willis, b. 5 March, 1869. 

725. v. Edward, b. 19 March, 1828; d. 22 Oct., 1831. 

726. vi. Charlotte Amelia, b. 26 July, 1832. Lived in West Hartford; un- 

married. 

343. JOHN = {Zenas '-* and Elizabeth , Daniel,''^ Ephraim,^ 

George "■). b. 9 Feb., 1780, in ; mar. Jane House, 25 Nov., 1797, 

in Clarenceville, Quebec, Canada, then called Caldwells Manor. She 
was b. 17 April, 1780, and d. 24 Feb., 1824. He d. 21 Nov., 1832, in 
Russelltown, Que., Can. 

Children all b. in Clarenceville, Quebec, Canada. 

727. i. LvDiA, b. 12 Nov., 1798; mar. Frederick Beerwort, in Clarenceville, 

Que., 15 March, 1818. She d. 25 July, 1861. He d. — June, 1875. 
Children: I. John, b. 3 May, 1821, in St. Remi, Que.; mar. Malissa 
House. Children both b. in St. Remi: (a) Herbert, (b) Alice. 2. 
Luther, b. 3 May, 1821 ; mar. Thursey Donalson. Children all b. 
in Stanstead: (a) Albert, (b) Adeline, (c) William, (d) Lydia. 
(e) Barbary. (f) Nathan, (g) Minnie, (h) Maria. 3. Jane, b. 
12 May, 1825; mar. Andrew Richardson. Children: (a) Frederick, 
(b) Ada. (c) Adeline, (d) Edward. 4. Adeline, b. 19 Oct., 1829; 
mar. Hiram C. Colton, — May, 1865. She d. — Aug., 1895, in 
Oshawa, Canada. Child: Mina, b. 15 July, 1866, in Clarence- 
ville. 5. Frederick, b. 26 Dec, 1831. in St. Remi, Quebec; mar. 
Eliza Terry, 23 Jan., 1853. She was b. 6 Jan.. 1833. Chil- 
dren: (a) Herbert, b. 15 Oct., 1853; mar. Ida Schoolcraft, — 



FIFTH GENERATION. 1Q5 

June, 1883, in Stanstead. Children: (a i) Edna, b. — Feb., 1886. 
(a 2) Ray, b. 22 May, 1887. (as) Earl, b. — May, 1893'. (b) 
Edna, b. 15 July, 1861. (c) Marshal, b. 22 Jan., 1865. 6. Lydia, 
twin of Frederick, b. 26 Dec, 1831, in St. Remi, Que.; mar. Edward 
Longeway. Children: (a) Henry. (b) Morris. 7. Margaret, b. 

; mar. George Dewey, of St. Remi. She d. — July, 1845. 

728. ii. Daniel, b. 12 Oct., 1802, in ClarenceviUe, Que., Can.; mar. Hannah 
Curtis, 29 Oct., 1826. He d. 22 Feb., 1877. She d. 10 Feb., 1887, in 
ClarenceviUe. 
729. iii. LUCRETIA, b. 5 Nov., 1803, in ClarenceviUe; mar. Enoch Curtis, 14 
Oct., 1827. She d. 27 Jan., 1883. He d. 13 March, 1886, in Clar- 
enceviUe. Children: i. Edmund Henry, b. 7 Jan., 1829; mar. 

Maria Sails, , 1849. He d. on the Ocean, 15 April, 1852, 

while on his way to California. 2. Matilda Jane, b. 20 Jan., 183 1 ; 
mar. George Nelson Clark, 17 Jan., 1854. ChUdren: (a) Ney Henry, 
b. 3 Nov., 1854; d. 21 March, 1878. (b) Sarah Lucretia, b. 29 Oct., 
1858; d. 12 April, 1859. (c) Edna Jane, b. 17 Dec, 1861 ; mar. 
Herbert F. Green, 25 May, 1880. Children: (c i) Grant Ney, b. 
28 May, 1885. (c2) Ida Marion, b. 16 July, 1887. (c 3) Colton, 
b. 3 Jan., 1892. 3. Marshal F., b. 17 Oct., 1836; d. 15 Dec, 1843. 
4. Myron Vertulon, b. 18 Feb., 1843; mar. Lovisa Conant, in 
Oshawa, 8 Jan., 1868. Children all b. in ClarenceviUe: (a) Earl, 
b. 23 April, 1869. (b) William Hermon, b. 19 July, 1870. (c) 
Arthur Daniel, b. 31 Aug., 1873; d. i Sept., 1874. (d) Lovisa 
Mabel, b. 24 Feb., 1880; d. — Aug., 1880. (e) Leta Violet, b. 5 
Oct., 1881; d. 5 Sept., 1882. (f) Gordon Burnaby. b. 2 July, 1885. 

730. iv. Henry, b. 15 July, 1805; mar. Mehitable Derby, — Jan., 1833. He d. 

8 Aug., 1870. She d. 14 Dec, 1882. 

731. v. Lawrence, b. 25 April, 1807; mar. Hannah Moore, widow of Hix 

Sails, I Jan., 1837. She d. 2 Aug., 1880. 

732. vi. Elizabeth, b. 25 May, 1809; mar. Elias B. Curtis. 

m- vii. Margaret, b. 12 March, 181 1; mar. Rev. George Washington Dewey, 
son of Ezekiel and Elizabeth (Goodell) Dewey, of St. Remi. Quebec, 
Can. He was b. 8 Jan., 181 1, and d. 29 July, 1891, in Ft. Covington, 
N. Y. She d. in Canada, 27 June, 1845. Children: i. Miles, b. i 
July, 1834; d. in infancy. 2. Miles, b. 25 Jan., 1836. 3. Silas, b. 8 
Sept., 1837. 4. Abram H.. b. 17 June, 1839. 5. George H., b. 22 
March, 1841. 6. Isaac A., b. 8 Nov., 1843. 7. John C, b. 18 Feb., 
1845. Mr. Dewey was a Baptist minister. He resided in Canada 
until 1845 when he moved to Fort Covington, N. Y. He mar., 
second, Lydia Sawyer, who d. childless; mar., third, Mrs. Hannah 
Folsom; mar., fourth, Ruth Rich, 4 Nov., 1858, by whom he had 
four children. 
734- '^'i"- John, b. 24 May, 1813; mar. Julia Curtis, in ClarenceviUe, 25 Sept., 
1839. She was b. i April, 1820. 



106 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

735. ix. Peter, b. 24 May, 1813; twin of John; d. young. 
736. X- Reuben, b. 7 March, 1815; mar. Elizabeth Ann Foster, 6 Feb., 1865. 

She was b. 15 Oct., 1826. He d. 4 Nov., 1889. 
737- ^^* Peter, b. 17 March, 1817; mar. Martha S. Brown, in Malone, N. Y., 
— Oct., 1845 ; d. — Aug., 1872. 
738. xii. Abram, b. 13 June, 1819. 
739* '""• Isaac, b. 9 July, 1821 ; mar. Ellen S. Smith, in Moriah, N. Y., I3 
Nov., 1847. He d. 4 Dec, 1S76. 

347. NATHAN = {Moses ^''"^ and Hannah {Hitchcock), Isaac,^ 
Ephraim^-^ George'^), b. 29 July, 1761, in Wilbraham, Mass.; mar. 
Lovisa Chapin, of Wilbraham, 28 April, 1793. About the year 1815 
he went to Tompkins Co., N. V., and later to Terre Haute, Indiana, 
where he d. about 1840. 

Children. 

740. i. Hannah, b. in Wilbraham; mar. Parker Rogers. 

741. ii. Moses, b. 4 Aug., 1795, in Wilbraham. He entered the service of the 

North West Fur Company and after several years' life in the wild 
country died there. 

742. iii. Zllima, or Zebina, b. 17 May, 1798, in Wilbraham. 

743. iv. Polly, b. , in Fort Ann, N. Y. 

744. v. Alo.nzo, b. , in Fort Ann, N. Y. 

745. vi. Lovisa, b. , in Fort Ann, N. Y. 

746. vii. Nathan, b. , in Fort Ann, N. Y. 

348. REUBEN'^ {Moses^-'' and Hannah {Hitchcock), Isaac,'''' 
Ephraim? George'^), b. 7 Dec, 1764, in Wilbraham, Mass.; mar. 
Rhoda Law, 15 July, 1790, in Hartford, Washington Co., N. Y. She 
was b. 25 Oct., 1769, and d. in Lansing, Tompkins Co., N. Y., 22 Jan., 
1844. He d. in Yorkshire, Cattaraugus Co., N. Y., 14 July, 1848. 
Previous to 1800 he lived in Washington Co., N. Y., afterwards, in 
Tompkins Co. Farmer. 

Children. 

747. i. Eunice, b. 2 March, 1791, in Hartford. N. Y. ; mar. Samuel Steele. 

She d. in Indiana. 

748. ii. Flavia, b. 28 July, I7g2, in Hartford, N. Y. ; mar. Timothy Howe, 

2 Jan., 1817. in Lansing. Tompkins Co., N. Y. ; d. 24 Dec, 1878, in 
Bingham, Potter Co.. Penn. Children: i. Daniel Colton, b. 17 



FIFTH GENERATION. 107 

March, 1818, in Lansing; mar. Mary Smith, in Harrison, Penn., 
23 May, 1841. 2. Hiram L., b. 22 May, 1820, in Groton, N. Y. ; 
mar. Sarah D. Bennett, in Cold Spring, N. Y., 22 June, 1868. 3. 
Isaac Powers, b. 15 May, 1822, in Groton, N. Y. ; mar., first, Lucy 
F. Eggleston, 21 June, 1857, in Willing, N. Y. ; mar., second, 
Frances E. Murdock, 17 Sept., 1863, in Independence, N. Y. 4. 
Laura, b. 4 June, 1824, in Groton, N. Y. 5. Betsy Jane, b. 11 Nov., 
1830, in Groton, N. Y. ; mar. Edwin H. Eggleston, 4 July, 1855, in 
Bingham, Penn. 

749. iii. Timothy, b. 8 April, 1794, in Hartford, N. Y. ; mar. Sarah Shafer, 5 

Feb., 1818. She d. — Aug., 1869, in Kalamazoo, Mich. He d. 

, 1832, at the house of his nephew Reuben (No. ). He 

was a soldier in the War of 18 12. By trade a carpenter. No chil- 
dren, 

750. iv. Orriel, b. 16 Jan., 1796, in Hartford, N. Y. ; d. young. 

751. V. Clinton, b. 9 Feb., 1797; mar. Polly Buck, 24 Feb., 1820, in Lansing, 
N. Y. She d. 25 Sept., 1876, in Grove, N. Y. He mar., second, Mrs. 
Independence Burton, i Jan., 1877, and d. 6 Feb., 1894. 

752. vi. Oramel, b. 6 Nov., 1798, in Granville, Washington Co., N. Y. ; mar. 

Orrilla Williams, in Lansing, N. Y. Farmer. 

753. vii. Betsy, b. 31 July, 1800, in Granville, N. Y. ; mar. Lucius Bacheler, 2 

April, 1835, in Groton, N. Y. He was b. 12 Aug., 1786, and d. 22 
Feb., 1855. She d. 14 Oct., 1841. Children b. in Barton, N. Y.: I. 
Lucy J., b. I Sept., 1839. 2. Otis, b. 30 Aug., 1841 ; mar. Emily 
Deitrich, 25 Dec, 1862, in Lansing, N. Y. 

754. viii. Martin, b. 13 Aug., 1802, in Lansing; mar. Sally Loveland, 12 Jan., 
1826. He d. 21 May, 1873, in Corry, Penn. 
755. ix. Laura, b. 23 March, 1805, in Lansing, N. Y. ; mar. David Partridge, 
17 Jan., 1832, in Livonia Centre, N. Y. ; d. 12 March, 1875, in 
Conesus, N. Y. Children: i. Mary E., b. 19 Aug., 1833, in Spring- 
water, N. Y. 2. Lewis C, b. 8 May, 1836, in Livonia, N. Y. 3. 
William H., b. 24 April, 1840, in Conesus, N. Y. 4. Vesta Ann, b. 10 
March, 1843, in Conesus. 5. M. Helen, b. 25 July, 1845, in Conesus. 
6. Laura Jane, b. 3 Sept., 1849, in Conesus ; d. 23 April, 1868. 

756. X. William, b. 4 Oct., 181 1, in Tompkins Co., N. Y. ; mar. Lucinda 
Emery, 3 Aug., 1837 ; moved to Kane Co., 111., in 1846, and from 
thence in 1850 to Waterman, De Kalb Co., 111. 
757. xi. Daniel, b. 25 Aug., 1813 ; mar. Sarah Pierce. Lived in Terre Haute, 
Indiana, and had two or three children. 

Note. — There were two more children in this family who died in infancy. 

349. AARON ^ {Moses ^^^ and Hannah {Hitchcock), Isaac,^" Eph- 
raim,^ George'^), b. 15 Oct., 1768, in Wilbraham, Mass.; mar. Thank- 



108 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

ful Hitchcock, dau. of Dea. John Hitchcock, of Wilbraham, 3 March, 
1791. She was b. 13 Oct., 1765, and d. 4 April, 1853. They went 
from Wilbraham to Fort Ann, N. Y., then called Westfield, in the 
spring of 1791 and from thence in Jan., 1816, to Saratoga Co., N. Y. 
He d. in Antwerp, N. Y., 18 Nov., 1855. 

Children all b. in Fort Ann, Washington Co., N. Y. 

758. i- Walter, b. 25 Jan., 1792; mar. Hulda Chapin, 6 Feb., 1817, in Fort 
Ann. She d. 13 Dec, 1852. He mar., second, Mrs. Rachel Hover- 
man, 16 Aug., 1855. He d. 16 July, 1885. 

759. ii. Tkvi'hena, b. 9 April, 1794; mar. Denton D. Losee, 7 Sept., 1816, in 

Saratoga, N. Y. He d. 16 Dec, 1816, in Great Bend, Jefferson Co., 
N. Y. Children: I. Pamelia, b. 13 March, 1821; mar. Samuel Felt, 
22 May, 1843. 2. Calvin, b. 10 Nov., 1822 ; mar. Emeline Loring, 

17 Sept., 1845. 

760. iii. Ar.mi.nta, b. 20 Dec, 1795; mar. Joseph L. Calder, 15 May, 1818. He 

d. 2 March, 1840, in Fowler, N. Y. She d. 28 Feb., 1892, in Clayton, 
N. Y. Children all b. in Antwerp, N. Y.: I. Aaron, b. 25 July, 
1820. He was a cripple from childhood, and had no use of his lower 
limbs. Never married; d. 2 March. 1871, in Clayton, N. Y. 2, 
James, b. 15 Dec, 1822; mar. Harriet Crabb, 20 June, 1849, in 
Antwerp. She d. 29 Jan., 1853. He mar., second, Henrietta C. 
Crabb, 24 March, 1853, in Antwerp. Children by first marriage: (a) 
Melvina, b. 20 Dec, 1850, in Antwerp; d. 15 March, 1852. (b) 
Charles Bradley, b. J5 Jan.. 1853. in Antwerp; mar. Gertrude Kent, 
12 Jan., 1881. in Clayton. N. Y. She d. 21 May, 1885, in Chicago, 
111. He mar., second, Emma Pearson, 12 March. 1891, in Chicago. 
Child by first marriage: Florence Gertrude, b. 2 .May, 1885, in Chi- 
cago, 111. Children by second marriage: (c) Albert Richard, b. 25 
March, 1854, in Antwerii. N. Y. ; ni.ir. . (d) Mayrett. b. 

18 July, 1858, in Wells Island. St. Lawrence River, N. Y. ; d. 21 
Aug., 1875, in Clayton, N. Y. (e) James Henry, b. 7 Sept., 1862, 
in Wells Island. N. Y. ; mar. Jennie E. Hale. 8 Sept., 1887. in 
Clayton. N. Y. .She d. 13 May, 188S. in Clayton. He mar., second. 
Mrs. Mary Edna Clark. 6 July. 1890, in Alexandria Bay, N. Y. 
Child by first marriage: Jennie, b. 4 May. 1888. (f) Emily Jane, 
b. 22 March, 1865, in Wells Island, N. Y. ; mar. Albert Robert 
Brooker. 23 Dec. 1885, in Clayton. N. Y. Xo children. (g) 
Clara Cora, b. 27 Nov.. 1867. in Wells Island, N. Y. 3. Reuben, 
b. 6 May, 1826; d. 15 March, 1827. 

761. iv. Luna, Lurena, b. 3 Aug.. 1797; mar. John F. Lynde, of Antwerp, 

N. Y.. 23 Jan.. 1821. He d. 20 Feb.. 1826. in Rossie. St. Lawrence 



FIFTH GENERATION. 109 

Co., N. Y. She d. 6 April, 1865, in Antwerp, Jefferson Co., N. Y. 
Children, excepting 5 and 6, all b. in Antwerp, N. Y.: I. Samuel F., 
b. 13 April, 1822; d. 5 March, 1842. 2. Serena, b. 30 June, 1823; 
mar. Hiram Hall, 23 June, 1848, in Antwerp; d. 6 Sept., 1864, in St. 
Joseph, Mo. 3. David H., b. 28 Dec, 1824 ; mar. Mary C. Brown, of 
Richville, N. Y., 23 Dec, 1853. 4. Hannah, b. 5 March, 1827; d. 
29 Oct., 1845, in Antwerp. 5. Martha A., b. 25 Oct., 1828, in Rossie, 
N. Y. ; d. 23 Sept., 1834, in Antwerp. 6. Phebe Ann, b. 14 July, 
1830, in Rossie ; mar. Alonzo H. Bishop, in Antwerp, 2 June, 1850. 
Five children. 7. Elliot, b. 3 Jan., 1832 ; mar. Nancy A. Gleason, in 
Rossie, 10 Dec, 1857. 8. Mary Jane, b. 5 March, 1834; mar. John 
Carman, in Rossie, 30 Dec, 1857. 9. Harriet, b. 5 Oct., 1835; d. 10 
Oct., 1835. 10. Marintha, b. 18 Jan., 1837; mar. Thomas White, 
of Colorado Springs, Colo. 11. Anna H., b. 24 April, 1838; mar. 
Bower Hopkins, of Richville, N. Y., 5 March, 1861. 12. Pelina, b. 
II Dec, 1842; mar. John Scott, of Rossie, 8 April, 1863. 13. Cath- 
arine E., b. 23 Jan., 1844; d. 23 Nov., 1845. 
762. V. LoRiN, b. 3 March, 1799; mar., first, Matilda Grover ; second, Alvina 
Scofield, in Antwerp, 11 Feb., 1849. She d. 2 Sept., 1896. He d. 
in Pamelia, Jefferson Co., N. Y., 8 March, 1890. 
763. vi. Lucy, b. 3 Dec, iSoo; mar. Ezekiel Huntley, in Antwerp, 25 Jan., 
182 1. Six children. 

764. vii. Lathrop, b. 20 July, 1802 ; mar. Rachel Calkins, 24 Sept., 1823, in 

Hartford, Washington Co., N. Y. He d. 23 March, 1849. She 
mar., second, Orin Chase, 1856, and d. 3 Dec, 1886. 

765. viii. Recel, b. 6 Feb., 1804; mar. Harriet Griffen, 13 Feb., 1827, in Ant- 

werp, N. Y. She d. 25 Dec, 1889. He d. 2 Dec, 1891. 

766. ix. Sidney, b. 19 Jan., 1806; mar. Matilda Macomb, 5 May, 1834, in 

Fowler, N. Y. She d. 2 Jan., 1839. He mar., second, Eliza Shippa, 
5 May, 1842. He d. 6 Aug., 1852. 
767. X. Eunice, b. 25 Aug., 1809 ; mar. Merritt Force, in Rutland, Jefferson 
Co., N. Y., 21 Dec, 1837. He was b. 18 Sept., 1807, in Clinton, 
Dutchess Co., N. Y. ; d. 19 Aug., 1881, in Rossie, St. Lawrence Co., 
N. Y. Children, excepting No. 5, all b. in Antwerp: I. Abel T., b. 
10 Sept., 1838; mar. Mary Hamblin, in Sioux Falls, S. Dak., 4 
June, 1884. 2. Maryetta, b. 29 May, 1840; mar. Thomas Lavack, in 
Antwerp, 8 June, 1856. 3. Charles, b. 7 Sept., 1842; d. near War- 
renton, Va., 20 July, 1862. 4. Curtis A., b. 21 Sept., 1844; mar. 
Mary Whiting, i Jan., 1866, in Kalamazoo, Mich. 5. Henry Milton, 
b. 30 Aug., 1846, in Lowville, N. Y. ; mar. Louisa Wetmore, 8 
March, 1868, in De Kalb, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y. 6. George, b. 
21 Sept., 1849; mar. Melissa Bennett, 3 July, 1871, in Rossie, St. 
Lawrence Co., N. Y. 



no THE COLTON FAMILY. 

354. ISAAC ^ {Stephen^^'' and Abigail {Stebbins), Isaac/'' Eph- 
raim/ George'^), b. 13 April, 1760, in Springfield, Mass.; mar. Eliza- 
beth Calkins, , 1 783. She was dau. of Ezekiel Calkins, of Wil- 

braham, Mass., b. in New London, Conn., and d. in Wilbraham, 
, 1811. He was a school teacher and lived successively in Wil- 
braham, Mass., Ellington, Rockville and Vernon, Conn., in which last 
named place he d. 11 Nov., 1803. 

Children. 

768. i- Ezra, b. 5 Aug., 1784, in Wilbraham; mar. Matilda Snow, of Monson. 

Mass., pub. I Nov., 1806; d. in Montreal, Can., 1871. 

769. ii- Richard, b. 16 April, 1787, in Wilbraham; mar. Betsy Hale, 18 Dec, 

1808, in Enfield, Conn. She d. 2 Nov., 1865. He d. 6 Aug., 1872, 
both in Northfield, Mass. 

770. iii. Nancy, b. 12 Aug., 1791; mar. Warren Barber, of East Windsor, 

Conn., 24 Aug., 1814; d. in East German, Chenango Co., N. Y., 24 
June, 1832. Children: I. Joseph William, b. 21 Aug., 1815 ; mar. 
Sally Youngs. 2. Alfred Warren, b. i Aug., T817; d. — Jan., 
1820. 3. Elvira, b. 29 Oct., 1819. 4. Nancy Miranda, b. 12 Nov., 
1822; mar. Alonzo R. Barber, 14 Dec, 1844. 5. Rosanna, b. 12 
Sept., 1825 ; mar. Thomas Skillman, of East German ; d. 20 March, 
1859. 6. Alfred Warren, b. 16 Sept., 1827; d. in a Southern Military 
Prison during the Civil War, 1865. 7. Julie Ann, b. 17 March, 
1830; d. 5 July, 1831. 

771. iv. Jose, b. , 1743; d. young. 

772. V. Joseph, b. 21 Aug., 1795; d. in Vernon, Conn., — Dec, 1835; did not 

marry. 

773. vi. Betsy, b. 5 April, 1799, in Vernon; mar. Curtis Warfield, of Hartford. 

Conn., I Dec, 1835. Children: I. Laura Anna, b. 20 May, 1837; 
mar. Samuel Potter, of Springfield, Mass., 22 Sept., 1859. 2. Reuben 
Leverett, b. 15 March, 1841 ; mar. Mary A. Pierce, of Enfield, 

Conn., , 1866. He mar., second, Georgians Pierce, — April, 

1876. 
774. Yii. Daniel, b. 15 April. 1801, in Vernon, Conn.; mar. Almira Miller, 30 
March, 1S26. She d. 11 Oct., 1877. He d. 12 Nov., 1886. 
775. viii. Isaac, b. 19 June, 1804; d. — May, 1804, in Vernon, Conn. 

366. LORENZO '" {Moses '*^ ami Dorcas {Winslow), Noah/* 
Ephraim/ George ^), b. 25 Sept., 1784 ; mar. Pamelia Walker, in Hub- 
bardton. Vt.. 1 Jan.. 1817. She was b. 29 Nov.. 1792, and d. 15 May, 
1865. in St. Charles, 111. He d. 2 Oct., 1854. Lived in Hubbardton 



FIFTH GENERATION. HI 

till their youngest child was fifteen years old and then removed to St. 
Charles, 111. Later he bought a farm in De Kalb, 111., and there re- 
mained till his death in 1854. 

Children. 

776. i- Charles Rumsey, b. 23 March, 1818, in Whitewater, N. Y. ; mar. 
Phebe Orilia Dean, 30 July, 1855. 

777. ii. Paulina Hyde, b. 19 Aug., 1819; mar. Eli Barber. He d. 29 April, 

1864. She mar., second, John Pruden, 19 Dec, 1865, as his second 
wife. She d. 2 Dec, 1868. No children. 

778. iii. Pamella., b. 26 March, 1821 ; mar. Louis Minard, of Rutland, Vt. ; 

moved to St. Charles, 111., and had a family of nine children. 

779. iv. Unnamed. 

780. V. Unnamed. 

781. vi. Sarah Walker, b. 21 Sept., 1825; did not marry. 

782. vii. Moses Winchester, b. 18 March, 1827, in Hubbardton, Vt. ; mar. 

Betsy Jane Perry, in Castleton, Vt., 27 July, 1853. He d. 16 Oct., 

1888. 
783. viii. Marian Gorham, b. 13 April, 1829, in Hubbardton, Vt. ; mar. New- 
man Barber, , 1853, in Campton, 111., as his second wife. 

She d. 24 Feb., 1892, in St. Charles, 111. Children: i. Ida May, b. 

6 Jan., 1855, in Blackbury, III. (now Elburn) ; d. 13 Aug., 1874. 

2. Ella Jane, b. 3 July, 1857. 3. Emogene Paulina, b. 31 March, 

1858; d. 28 Nov., 1886. 4. Luna Gertrude, b. 15 Jan., 1863; mar. 

Levi Lewis Morris, in St. Charles, 111., 27 Sept., 1882. He d. in 

St. Charles, 21 May, 1890. No children. 
784. ix. Henry Earl, b. 22 Nov., 183 1 ; mar. Mary Matilda Carr, in Sycamore, 

111., 3 March, i860; d. 23 Dec, 1897, in De Kalb, 111. 
785. X. Betsey Luthera, b. 13 Dec, 1833; d. 7 April, 185 1. 
786. ix. Daniel Werster, b. 30 Nov., 1835 ; mar. Mary Ann Houghton, 21 

March, 1858, in De Kalb, 111. 

371. PORTERS {Moses ^*^ and Dorcas {Winslow), Noah,^^ Eph- 
raim,^ George'^), b. 8 April, 1796; mar Keziah Walker, in Hubbard- 
ton, Vt., , 1821. He d. 28 Oct., 1828. She d. 2 Sept., 1839. 

Children both b. in Hubbardton, Vermont. 

787. i. Moses Winslow, b. 26 March. 1823 ; mar. Fannie Bowe, of Caldwell, 
Racine Co., Wis., i Jan., 1849. He d. 6 Feb., 1881, in Milwaukee, 
Wis. They had three children all d. young: Jennie, Anna and un- 
named infant. Parents and children interred in Cato, Manitowoc Co., 
Wis. 



1 1 2 THE COL TON FA MIL Y. 

788. ii- Henry Porter, b. 18 April, 1825 ; mar. Lavona Electa Westcot, in East 
Hubbardton, Vt., 21 Aug., 1849. 

378. THOMAS = {Thomas ^""^ and Deborah {Dudley), Ensign 
Thomas,*'^ Capt. Thomas,^ George'^), b. 16 Sept., 1757, in Long- 
meadow, Mass.; mar. Hannah Bliss, 24 July, 1788. She was dau. of 
Aaron and Miriam (Colton) Bliss, of Longmeadow, b. 21 Feb., 1761 ; 
d. 6 April, 1822 (see No. 165). He d. 24 Dec, 1824, in Wethersfield, 
Conn. He served in the army of the Revolution from 2 March to 10 
April, as a private in Capt. Gideon Burt's Co., Col. David Leonard's 
Regt., at Ticonderoga. There is also record of a Thomas Colton serv- 
ing in Lieut. Hayes' Co., 18th Regt., Conn, troops, Aug. to Sept., 1776, 
but he cannot be certainly identified with the above. That service was 
in the Hudson River territory of New York. 

Children all b. in Longmeadow. 

789. i. Lucy, b. 8 June, 1789; mar. Calvin Bliss, son of Noah and Abigail 

(Cooley) Bliss, of Longmeadow, 11 Jan., 1809. He was b. 11 Dec, 
1784, and d. 24 Feb., 1862. She d. 15 May, 1862. Children: I. 
Aaron, b. 6 Jan., 1810. 2. .Abigail Cooley, b. 2 Sept., 181 1. 

790. ii. Beli.nda, b. 26 April, 1791; mar. John Cooley. She d. 24 Feb., i860. 

791. iii. Deborah, b. 23 March, 1793; d. 2 Sept., 1873, in Longmeadow. 

792. iv. Thomas Dudley, b. 30 Nov., 1794; d. 13 Feb., 1874; did not marry. 
793. V. Alvah, b. 13 Oct., 1796; mar. Lois Work, of Wilbraham, Mass., 31 

Dec, 1822. She d. 28 Feb., 1836. He mar., second, Sarah Daris, 
8 Nov., 1837. He d. 13 Feb., 1868, in Longmeadow. She d. 24 
April, 1869. 
794. vi. Hannah, b. 29 May, 1802. 

379. THANKFUL"^ {Thomas,'''''' Ensign Tliomas*" Captain 
Thomas,'' George ''), b. in Longmeadow, 1 Jan., 1762; unfortunate 
marriage ; name of husband unknown ; she took her own maiden name 
and gave her own family name to her children. She d. 30 Oct., 1839. 

Children. 

794b. i. Jeremiah, b. 12 Sept., 1791, in Longmeadow. 
794c. ii. Alanson, b. 5 Sept., 1798, in Longmeadow. 

392. ISRAEL"^ {Dea. Aaron ^^^ and Mary {Ely), William,*^ Capt. 



FIFTH GENERATION. II3 

Thomas,^ George^), b. 12 Sept., 1747, in Longmeadow, Mass.; mar. 
Martha Wright, dau. of Elnathan and Mary Wright, of Northampton, 
Mass., 29 Nov., 1775. She was b. 26 July, 1747, and d. 4 Aprjl, 1829^ 
He d. 26 May, 1818. 

Children Nos. 2, 3 and 4 are recorded in Springfield, 5, 7 and 8 in 
Longmeadow. 

795- i- Martha, b. 24 Sept., 1776; d. 13 Dec, 1821 ; did not marry. 

796. ii. Miranda, b. 29 July, 1778; d. 18 Oct., 1799; did not marry. 

797. iii- Israel, b. 10 June, 1780; mar. Lucretia Beaman, in Springfield, Mass., 

6 Dec, 1810. She d. 26 April, 1825. He d. 21 Dec, 1838. No 
children. 

798. iv. Aaron, b. 16 Oct., 1782; mar. Elizabeth Field, 4 Sept., 1804. She d. 

3 Sept., 1857. He d. 7 Aug., 1863. Lived in Conway, Mass. 

799. V. Horace, Dea., b. 30 Sept., 1784; mar. Mary Hyde, 24 Dec, 1819; d. 

3 Dec, 1862. She d. . 

800. vi. Nancy, b. 2 Sept., 1786; mar. Oliver Bridgman, of Belchertown, 
Mass., II Oct., 1810. He was son of Oliver and Jemima (Field) 
Bridgman. She d. in Belchertown, 29 Aug., 1815. He d. 13 Nov., 
1855. Children: I. Mary, b. 13 Jan., 1813; mar., first, Samuel 
Kingsley, and, second, Miletus Parsons. 2. Nancy, b. 28 June, 1815. 
801. vii. Warham, b. i Sept., 1788; mar. Ruth Nims, i Nov., 1814. She was 
b. 10 June, 1789, and d. 23 Nov., 1818. He mar., second, Fidelia 
Kingsley, 25 Jan., 1825. She was b. 2 Feb., 1797. He d. 2 March 
1866. 
802. viii. Sylvia, b. 27 Oct., 1790; mar. 7 Jan., 1812, in Longmeadow, Capt. 
George Gilbert, of Belchertown, Mass., son of John and Milicent 
(Goodrich) Gilbert. He was b. 7 Oct., 1781, and d. in Thomaston, 
Conn., 7 Aug., 1862. He served in the War of 1812. She d. in 
Thomaston, 20 March, 1865. Children all b. in Belchertown: i. 
Warham Colton, b. 3 Jan., 1814; mar. Philena C. Walker, 21 Oct., 
1840; d. 17 June, 1859. 2. Martha Milicent, b. 5 March, 1816; d. 
9 Nov., 1817. 3. Mary Miranda, b. 17 Oct., 1818; mar. 16 Oct., 
1839, Lyman Walker; d. 31 Oct., 1846. 4. George William, b. 3 
March, 1821 ; mar. Elizabeth Thomas, 8 Dec, 1845. 5. Charles 
Henry, b. 22 June, 1824; mar. Harriet Jane Dewey, 2 Oct., 1850. 6. 
Israel Colton, b. 10 April, 1829; d. 26 March, 1844. 

395. WILLIAM, Deacon 5 {Dea. Aaron ^^^ and Mary {Ely), 
William,*^ Capt. Thomas,^ George ^), b. 6 Jan., 1754 in Longmgeadow; 
mar. Hannah Colton, dau. of Ebenezer and Deborah (Chandler) Col- 
8 



114 THE COLTON FAMILY. 

ton, 7 Oct., 1777 (see No. 176). She was b. 17 June, 1751, and d. 9 
Oct., 1808. He mar., second, Ellen Pomeroy, of Northampton, Mass., 
2 May, 1809. He d. 6 May, 1825. She d. 20 Dec, 1844. He was 
fifer in Maj. Andrew Colton's Co. of Minute Men who responded to 
the alarm of 19 April, 1775; enlisted 28 April, 1775, in Capt. Gideon 
Burt's Co., Col. Timothy Danielson's Regt., and is on muster roll 1 
Aug., 1775, also on return dated Roxbury Camp, 6 Oct., 1775. He 
was also in Capt. Daniel Cadwell's Co., Col. Timothy Robinson's 
Regt., 25 Dec, 1776 to 2 April, 1777. 

Children b. in Longmeadow. 

803. J- VViLLi.'VM Merrick, b. 22 Aug.. 1778; mar. Esther Ely, dau. of Judah 
and Anna Ely, of Wilbraham, Mass., 13 Jan., 1808. He d. 17 Feb., 
1823. 

804. ii. Adolphls, b. 22 Feb., 1780; d. 13 July, 1782. 

805. iii. Hannah, b. 7 Feb., 1782; mar. Lieut. Erastus Goldthwait, 14 Jan.. 

1808, as his second wife (see " Rhoda," No. 173). She d. 19 Aug., 
1847. He d. 19 May, 1848. Children: i. Rhoda, b. 23 Jan., 1809. 
2. Jonathan Hale, b. 21 May, 1811; d. 26 Jan., 1870. He was a 
man of fine artistic temperament, a very expert copper-plate map 
engraver, and without an equal in the branches of small lettering 
and cutting " rippled water," both as to rapidity and effect. He 
was also a good musician, and for many years played upon the organ 
in some leading church, where he was at the time residing. 3. 
William Colton. b. i May, 1816; <i. 18 Nov., 1882. He was a success- 
ful teacher of schools in Richmond, V'a.. and Elizabeth, N. J., and 
as principal of the Westfield, Mass., Academy. Afterwards he 
established a family school for boys in the old homestead in Long- 
meadow, which he continued until failing health obliged him to sus- 
pend it. He was a thoroughly original character of marked pecu- 
liarities, and an alert and stimulating teacher. As a writer and 
speaker he was bright, witty, quaint and striking both in thought and 
expression ; a lover of nature and poetry, greatly fend of good books 
and good people, extending his research beyond his vocation into 
various sciences, particularly into that of agriculture. 
806. iv. Rhodolphus, b. 3 Dec, 1784; mar. Love Wells, 16 Dec, 1810. He d. 
22 July, 1838, in Lenox, Mass. She d. 5 June, 1856. 

807. v. SOPHRONIA, b. 14 Oct.. 1786; mar. Calvin Pierce, of Enfield, Conn., 29 

Sept., 1808. He d. 23 June, 1812. Children: i. Sophronia, b. 18 
Sept., 1809; d. 27 April, 1826. 2. Calvin, b. 5 May, 181 1. 

808. vi. Jeduthan, b. 29 July. T791; went to sea, afterwards he learned the 



FIFTH GENERA TION. 1 1 5 

printers' trade and after having made many moves, he died away 
from friends and home. 

397. AARON, Deacon^ {Dea. Aaron ^'^^ and Mary {Ely), Will- 
iam,^^ Capt. Thoyyias,^ George^), b. 5 Dec, 1758, in Longmeadow ; 
mar. Elizabeth Olmsted, 5 April, 1787. She was dau. of Ashbel and 
Hannah Olmsted, of East Hartford, Conn. He settled in Hartford, 
Conn., some time before his marriage and lived there for the remainder 
of his life; d. there 3 June, 1840. She d. 16 Nov., 1831. He was a 
cabinet maker by trade, but for the last twentyrfive years of his life 
withdrew from general business, and worked by himself in certain 
specialties. He was a man of great ingenuity and industry, and of un- 
questioned integrity. In 1813, at the same time with his cousin Aaron 
Chapin, he was elected deacon of the First Church, and for twenty- 
seven years used the office well. " His pastor leaned on him, the poor 
of the flock looked to him for comfort and help, and all the community 
honored and trusted him as a sincere, honest and godly man." 

•Children all b. in Hartford. 

809. i. Laura, b. 2 May, 1788; mar. Laertes Chapin, 5 July, 1813 ; d. 18 Sept., 
1854. Children: I. Edward CoUon, b. 20 April, 1814. 2. Elizabeth 
Olmsted, b. 20 Sept., 1815 ; d. 29 Sept., 1816. 3. Aaron Lucius, Rev., 
D. D., b. 6 Feb., 1817; mar. Martha Colton, 23 Aug., 1843. She d. 
12 Dec, 1859 (see No. ). Children: (a) Wells Colton, b. 20 Sept., 
1845; d. 24 Oct., 1845. (b) Philip, b. 14 Jan., 1847; d. 6 Feb., 1847. 
(c) Elizabeth Colton, b. 27 Nov., 184S; mar. Rev. Henry D. Porter, 
missionary to Tien Tsin, China. 2 April, 1879. Rev. Dr. Chapin mar., 
second, Fanny L. Coit, of New London, Conn., 26 Aug., 1861. Chil- 
dren all b. in Beloit, Wis.: (d) Robert Coit, b. 4 Jan., 1863. (e) 
Charlotte, b. 25 Aug., 1864; d. 8 Aug., 1866. (f) Annie Laura, b. 9 
Jan., 1867. (g) Ellen Fanny, b. 7 June, 1870. 4. Henry Laertes, b. 
9 March, 1819. 5. Mary Elizabeth, b. 19 Sept., 1820.. 6. Nathan 
Colton, b. 20 Sept., 1823. 7. Laura Jane, b. 27 Jan., 1827. 8. Cor- 
nelius King, b. 10 July, 1828; d. in Richmond, Va., 4 March, 1867. 
9. Ellen Gertrude, b. 15 March, 1831. 

•810. ii. Elizabeth, b. 18 March, 1794; d. 22 March, 1875; did not marry. Her 
whole life was passed in Hartford, Conn., her home being with her 
parents till their death. 

•811. iii. Anson, b. 23 Dec, 1797; d. 5 Aug., 1873. He learned the trade of 
cabinet making with his father, and worked at it for some years ; 



116 THE COLTON FAMILY. 

afterwards he was a bookkeeper, and towards the close of his life was 
librarian of the Hartford Library. 

812. iv. Nathan, b. 27 May, 1779; mar. Sarah Baker, 8 Dec, 1830; d. 10 Sept., 

1874. She d. 20 Jan., 1892. 

399. WALTER, Deacon 5 {Dea. Aaron "-^^ and Mary (Ely), Wil- 
liam,^^Capt. Thomas^ George'^), b. 25 Aug., 1764, in Longmeadow, 
Mass. ; mar. Thankful Cobb, dau. of Lieut. John Cobb, of Hard wick, 
Mass., Jan., 1793. She d. 7 June, 1843. He was a man naturally of 
fine mental fibre, passionately fond of music and proficient in its art 
and science, his violincello was for half a century a great factor in the 
village church choir, and a source of great pleasure and elevation in the 
home circle. He loved good literature and had a keen sense of the 
beautiful and pure in good books, and cultivated a fine literary taste 
up to the measure of his opportunity and means. But the crowning ex- 
cellence of his character, was his deep and fervent love of the Bible and 
his wonderful knowledge of its contents. He seemed to know it from 
beginning to end. He could repeat literally the whole of the four 
Gospels, the Psalms, and other of its books, and never failed to give 
ready answer to questions as to chapter and verse of any passage asked, 
and this master memory enabled him to continue his accustomed leader- 
ship in the round of church duty, after age had dimmed his sight so 
that he could no longer read the printed page. He d. in Georgia, Vt., 
28 April, 1862. 

Children Nos. i, 2 and 3 b. in Rutland, Vt., the others in Georgia, Vt. 

813. i Harvey, b. 26 Oct., 1793; mar. Harriet Fairchild, in Georgia, Vt., i 

Sept., 1825. He d. in Georgia, Vt., 25 Sept., 1870. She d. 14 May, 

1881. 
814. ii. Slsannah, b. 26 July. 1795; mar. Dr. Horace Porter Blair, of Georgia, 

Vt., 19 Jan., 1842. He d. in Georgia, 12 July, 1874. She d. i Dec, 

1 886 ; no children. 
81 e. iii. Walter, Rev., b. 9 May, 1797; mar. Cornelia B. Colton, dau. of Oren 

and Mary (Baldwin) Colton, 26 July, 1844 (see No. 961). He d. 

in Philadelphia, Penna., 22 Jan., 1851. She mar., second, S. B. Chit- 
tenden, of Brooklyn, N. Y. ; no children. 
816. iv. QuiNTius CuRTius, b. 22 May, 1799; mar. Abigail Joslin (Jocelyn), 

2 Jan., 1828. She d. 18 Sept., 1847. He mar. second, Orpha Post, 

7 Nov., 1848. He d. in Georgia, Vt., 9 April, 1878. She d. 24 

March, 1897. 



FIFTH GENERATION. 117 

817. V- William^ b. 22 March, 1801 ; mar. Anna H. Saunders, 5 May, 1836. 

She d. 17 Aug., 1871. He d. in Murfreesboro, Hertford Co., N. C, 
19 Feb., 1879. 

818. vi. Addison Ely, b. 2 April, 1803; mar. Lucy Brown, 17 March, 1830. She 

d. in Castile, N. Y., 28 Sept., 1894. He d. in Arcadia, N. Y., 26 
Jan., 1883. 
819. vii. Hannah, b. 4 April, 1805 ; mar. Israel Joslin, 23 Sept., 1828. She d. 

13 Oct., 1887. He d. 14 April, 1873; children: i. Edward Beecher, 
b. 20 June, 1829; mar. Clarissa Branch, 5 Aug., 1853; children: (a) 

Israel Edward, b. 24 Aug., 1854; (b) Willard Branch, b. 14 Aug., 
1857; (c) Lodoiski Branch, b. 11 Jan., 1861. 2. Dr. Dana Israel, b. 
6 Dec, 1830; mar. Maria Louisa Meyer, 10 Sept., 1874, in Saint 
Louis, Mo.; child: Alice, b. 21 July, 1878; d. 17 June, 1879. 3. 
Hannah Lodoiski, b. 2 Feb., 1833 ; mar. Emerson Branch, 1 April, 
1856 ; d. 13 Aug., 1859, in Minneapolis, Kansas ; no children. 4. 
Dwight Colton, b. 13 April, 1835; mar. 1st, Jane Caldwell, in Georgia, 
Vt. ; no children; mar., 2d, Ellen A. Davis, 31 Dec, 1868; child: 
Israel Dana, b. 30 June, 1872 ; d. 13 July, 1877. 5. Mary Permela, 
b. 26 Oct., 1837; mar. Edward Payson Clark, 8 Sept., 1862; children: 
(a) George Henry, b. 30 Dec, 1867; (b) Edward Payson, b. 25 
Dec, 1870. 6. Ellen Louisa, b. 5 Jan., 1840; mar. Rev. Henry Abijah 
Bushnell, I Sept., 1861, in Georgia, Vt. ; children: (a) Mary Leonora, 
b. 3 Aug., 1862 ; d. 4 Dec, 1863 ; (b) Edward Henry, b. 24 Dec, 
1864; (c) Ellen Luthera, b. 10 May, 1869; (d) Charles Wesley, b. 
16 Aug., 1871. 7. Benjamin Worcester, b. 3 Oct., 1843 ; d. 26 Aug., 
1845. 8. John Calvin, b. 10 May, 1845 ; mar. Gertrude King, 29 Sept.. 
1868; d. 27 Sept., 1869; child: Charles Calvin, b. 31 July, 1869, in 
Greensboro, Vt. 9. Charles Wooster, b. 16 May, 1849; mar., ist, 
Louisa King, in New York ; mar., 2d, Julia Craig, in Atlanta, Ga. ; 
no children. 10. Walter Colton, b. 16 Feb., 1852 ; mar. Belle Beynon, 
12 Jan., 1875, in St. Louis, Mo.; children: (a) Mabel Morrison, b. 

14 July, 1879; (b) Myrtle Beyon, b. 17 Nov., 1880; d. 28 Nov.. 1884; 
(c) Cornelia Belle, b. 11 June, 1884; (d) Walter Colton. b. 11 Jan., 
1887. 

820. viii. John Cobb, b. 24 July, 1807; mar. Lucretia Brown, 16 Feb., 1836. in 

Addison, Vt. He d. in Arcade, N. Y., 7 Sept., 1874. 

821. ix. Aaron Merrick, Rev., b. 25 Aug., 1809 ; mar. Z. Elizabeth Gould, of 

Andover, Mass., 15 July, 1840. She d. 8 Jan., 1858. He mar., second, 
Sarah A. Bogue, of St. Albans, Vt., 2 Nov., 1859. He d. in East 
Hampton, Mass., 30 April, 1895. 
822. X. Luther, b. 11 Aug., 1811; d. 26 Aug., 1811. 
823. xi. Calvin, twin of Luther, b. 11 Aug., 181 1; mar. Susan M. Chapin, dau. 
of Laertes and Lucinda (Merrick) Chapin, 24 Sept., 1835. He d. 
23 Aug., 1849. She d. 8 Feb., 1865. 



118 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

824. xii. Gardner Quincy (Quincy Gardner), M. D., b. 7 Feb., 1S14; mar. 
Eleanor Pomeroy Colton, 28 Nov., 1839. She was dau. of Wm. 
Merrick and Esther (Ely) Colton, of Longmeadow (see No. I59i)> 
and d. 10 Feb., 1841. He mar., second, Mrs. Emily Blair, 25 July, 
1846. She d. in New York City, 9 Feb., 1883. He d. in Geneva, 
Switzerland, 10 Aug., 1898. 

401. HENRY, Lieutenant^ {Henry ^^^ and Mary (Burt), Ehe- 
nezer,^'^ Capt. Thomas,^ George'^), b. 8 Feb., 1771, in Longmeadow, 
Mass.; mar. Lydia Booth, of Enfield, Conn., 4 Oct., 1797. She was 
dau. of Capt. Joseph and Mary (Hale) Booth, b. 12 Aug., 1770, and d. 
25 July, 1838, in Pittsfield, Michigan. He d. 16 Oct., 1831, in Ply- 
mouth, Mich. Farmer. 

Children all b. in Longmcadoiv, Mass. 

825. i. Lv-DiA, b. 29 Oct., 1798; d. 21 Sept., 1802. 

826. ii. Henry, b. 8 Oct., 1800; mar. Elizabeth Perin, of Perinton, Monroe Co., 

N. Y., 26 Dec, 1824. She was b. 15 April, 1806. He d. in Ply- 
mouth, Mich., 14 Aug., 1876. A'o children. 
827. iii- D.wiD, Deacon, b. 3 Oct., 1803; mar. Azuba Chapin, of Ludlow, Mass., 
23 .'^pril, 1839. She d. 28 March. 1850. He mar., second, Mrs. 
Lydia A. (Arnold) Litch, 22 Oct.. 185 1. He d. 30 June, 1868, in 
Greenwich, Mass. 

828. iv. Lydia, b. 28 March. 1805 ; mar. Josiah Norris, in Brighton, N. Y. 

She d. 9 Sept., 1864. in Austerlitz, Mich. 

829. V. SoPHRONiA, b. 10 Jan., 1809; mar. Charles Mosley Maynard. of Pitts- 

field, Washtenaw Co., Mich., 5 April, 1832. He d. 14 Jan., 1852. She 
d. 9 March, 1864. Children: I. Susan, b. 12 July, 1834; d. in 
Memphis, Tenn., 21 July, 1873. 2. George Colton, b. 23 Oct., 1839. 
3. Charles W., b. 2 Aug., 1843. 4. William S., b. 19 April, 1845. 

830. vi. Sarah, b. 10 March, 181 1; d. 20 July, 1825. 

403. JACOB •■' {Henry ^""^ and Mary {Burt), Ebenezer,*' Capt. 
Thomas,^ George'^), b. 5 Feb., 1776. in Longmeadow, Mass.; mar. 
Cynthia Chandler, dau. of Stephen and Freelove (Hancock), Chand- 
ler, 15 Nov., 1798. He d. 6 Feb., 1845. She d. — June. 1859. 
Farmer, lived in Longmeadow. 

Children b. in Longmeadow. 

831. i- Jacob, b. 10 Sept., 1799; mar. Nancy Evarts. 30 Dec, 1823. She d. 



FIFTH GENERATION. 119 

4 April, 1825, and he mar., second, Clarinda Robinsc-n, of Blandford, 
Mass., 3 Jan., 1837. She d. 20 June, 1877. He d. in Longmeadow, 3 
July, 1883. 
832. ii. Cynthia, b. 10 Sept., 1802 ; mar. John Allen, 8 Sept., 1840. No chil- 
dren. 
833. iii. Daniel, b. 16 July, 1805 ; mar. Emily Bliss, i Sept., 1830. She d. in 
Hartford, Conn., 22 Dec, 1862. He mar., second, Elizabeth Rice, 18 
Sept., 1865. He d. in Springfield, Mass., 14 May, 1878. 

834. iv. Naomi, b. 8 Feb., 1812; d. 28 Nov., 1815. 

835. V. David Burt, b. 20 June, 1821; grad. at Yale Coll., 1841 ; d. '6 Sept., 

1853 ; did not marry. 

405. ETHAN = {Hairy ^^^ and Mary {Burt), Ehenezer,^^ Capt. 
Thomas^ George^), b. 18 Nov., 1780, in Longmeadow; mar. Ruth 
Stebbins, dau. of Zadock and Urania (Burt) Stebbins, 25 March, 1804. 
She was b. 7 June, 1784, and d. 25 June, 1814. He d. 9 April, 1828, 
both in Longmeadow. 

Children all b. in Longmeadow. 

836. i- Theodore S., b. 15 Jan., 1805; mar. Amelia Smith, of Masonville, Dela- 
ware Co., N. Y., 13 Sept., 1832. 

837. ii. Margaret Chapin, b. 10 April, 1808; mar. Samuel Cooley, of Long- 

meadow, 15 Sept., 1830. She d. 19 March, 1841. 

838. iii. Sophia Stebbins, b. 5 Aug., 1810; mar. Albert G. Eddy, of Deerfield, 

Mass., 13 Sept., 1832, in Masonville, Delaware Co., N. Y. Children: 
I. Ruth Stebbins, b. 19 June, 1833, in Goshen, Mass. ; mar. E. O. 
Hill, of Shelburne, Mass., 8 Sept., 1852. 2. Ann Hazeltine, b. 30 May, 
1835, in Greenfield, Mass.; d. 20 May, 1836. 3. Elizabeth Jane, b. in 
Greenfield, 18 May, 1836; mar. F. C. Bartlett. 4. Martha Sophia, b. 
in Greenfield, 28 July, 1838 ; d. 22 June, 1862. 5. Moses, b. in Shutes- 
bury, Mass., 12 Sept., 1840; d. 2 June, 1843. 6. Margaret Cooley, b. 
in Greenfield, 29 Aug., 1842. 7. Edwin Hawkes, b. in Deerfield, 
Mass., 2 July, 1844; mar. Julia E. Bartlett, 29 Nov., 1866. 8. Emily 
Aurelia, b. in Greenfield, 25 July, 1847; mar. Wilbur L. Payne, in 
Shelburne Falls, Mass., 30 March, 1868. 9. Charles Albert, b. in 
Shelburne Falls, 30 Oct., 1853; d. 26 Feb., 1866. 

408. EBENEZER CHANDLER '^ {Capt. Ebenezer^'^ and Miriam 
{Colto?i), Ebenezer,*'' Capt. Thomas^^ George^), b. 10 May, 1771, in 
Longmeadow, Mass. ; mar. Phebe Barton, dau. of John and Abigail 
Barton, of Oxford, Mass., 19 Nov., 1795. She was b. 11 Aug., 1774, 



120 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

and d. 26 Aug., 1842. He mar., second, Mrs. Elizabeth (Hancock) 
Colton, widow of Solomon,^ 13 Oct., 1845 (see No. 491). She d. 28 
June, 1866. He d. 29 Oct., 1846. Farmer. Resided in Longmeadow. 

Children all b. in Lcnigmeadotu. 

839. i- Rl'FL'S, b. 24 Aug., 1796; mar. Rebecca Thatcher, 2 Oct., 1824; d. in 
Broadalbin, X. Y., 11 July, 1870. 

840. ii. Phebe, b. 15 Nov., 1797; d. 21 Nov., 1827; did not marry. 

841. iii. LvMAN, b. 13 May, 1799; mar. Jerusha Williams, of Longmeadow, 4 

June, 1828. She d. 6 Dec, 1844. He d. in Philadelphia, Penn., 10 
June, 1868. 

842. iv. Hannah Warren, b. 8 Feb., 1801 ; mar. Julius Edwards, of North- 

ampton, Mass., I May, 185 1, as his second wife. He d. 14 June, 
1858, in Northampton. She d. 20 Dec, 1877, in Philadelphia, Penn. 
No children. 

843. v. Irinda, b. 24 March, 1803; d. 18 May, 1870, in Wilbraham, Mass.; un- 

married. 

844. vi. Ebenezer. b. 17 Feb., 1805; mar. Cynthia Whitman. 26 Dec, 1726. 

She d. 13 Aug., 1848. He mar., second, Adaline Palmer, 5 Sept., 
1850. She d. 21 Feb., 1877. He d. 10 June, 1877, in West Spring- 
field. 

845. ^i- John, b. 2 May, 1807; mar. Elizabeth Oilman Palmer. 10 Dec, 1837, 

in Conneaut, Ohio. She d. 4 July, 1886. He d. 29 Sept., 1889, both 
in Philadelphia, Penn. 

846. viii: Rhoda, b. 31 Dec, 1809; mar. Samuel C. Booth, of Longmeadow, 26 

March, 1840, in Philadeljihia, Penn., as his second wife (see No. 
309). He was b. 6 May, 1812. Chiidren: i. A dau. b. 2 June, 1S41 ; 
d. 5 June, 1841. 2. Mary A., b. 8 Sept., 1843. Miss Mary A. Booth 
has given a life-long study to the microscope, first as an assistant 
to her father, and later as an independent investigator, and has 
sought to make its revelations useful and popular to the public, 
through illustrated lectures, and by numerous contributions to its 
literature. She is an enthusiast in her work, and her discoveries 
have brought her merited recognition among scientists. She is an 
honored member of many scientific societies abroad, as well as in 
this country. 

847. ix. Caroline, b. 3 Sept., 181 1; mar. James S. H. Hamilton, of Granville, 

Mass., 26 Dec, 1832. Children: i. Virgil Mortimer, b. 12 Feb., 1836. 
He was Sergeant of Co. K., 3rd Regt., Mich. Inf.. and d. 22 May, 
1866, of wounds received in battle near Spotsylvania C. H., Va., 12 
May, 1864. 2. Frances Caroline, b. 20 April, 1839; mar. Wesley 
Dundas, of Sheridan, Nemaha Co., Neb., 29 Feb., 1868. 3. Lucy 
Ann Bascom, b. 22 March, 1841 ; mar. John E. Hall, of Rutland, 



FIFTH GENERATION. 121 

Barry Co., Mich., 3 May, i860. 4. Emmett Alfonzo, b. 18 July, 
1843; enlisted May, 1861, in Co. E., 3d Mich. Vol. Inf., and was 
missing after the battle of Groveton, Va., 29 Aug., 1862. 5. Emma- 
retta Gertrude, b. 11 Jan., 1847; mar. A. O. Scoville, of Rockford, 
Keith Co., Mich., 5 Oct., 1866. 

848. X. DaviD;, b. 10 Aug., 1813; mar. Sarah McGonigal, 17 Nov., 1836. He d. 
10 Dec, 1880, in Philadelphia, Penn. 
849. xi. Nancy, b. 7 March, 1816; d. i April, 1852. She lived in Longmeadov? ; 
did not marry. 

850. xii. Chauncey, b. 28 Aug., 1821 ; mar. Betsy M. Havens, of Somers, Conn., 
10 Oct., 1845. He d. 3 Aug., 1880, in Vernon, Conn. 

409. ERASTUS' {Captain Ebenezer^'- and Miriam {Colt on), 
EbenezerJ^'^ Capt. Thomas,^ George'^), b. 1 May, 1773, in Long- 
meadow, Mass. ; mar. Cynthia Brewer, dau. of George and Naomi 
(Woolworth) Brewer, of Springfield, Mass., 29 Nov., 1798. He 
moved to Norwich, Chenango Co., N. Y., in 1806, and soon thereafter 
to Pompey, Onondaga Co., N. Y., where he lived till 1839, when he 
removed to Constantine, Oswego Co., N. Y., in which place he d. 13 
May, 1845. He lived the quiet life of a mechanic and farmer. Was 
called out in the War of 1812, but did not participate in active field 
operations. 

Children. 

851. i. Erastus, b. 30 Sept., 1799; recorded in Longmeadow ; mar. Almira 

Hayden, of Pompey, N. Y., 22 Sept., 1825. He d. in Pompey, N. Y., 

13 Nov., 1825. No issue. 

852. ii- Richard Woolworth, b. 6 Nov., 1803; recorded in Lcngmeadow; mar. 

Antenette Barnum, 23 Nov., 1828; d. in Dover, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio, 

27 April, 1862. 

853. iii. Cynthia, b. 2 Dec, 1805; recorded in Springfield, Mass.; mar. Leonard 

Abbott, in Pompey, Onondaga Co., N. Y., 18 May, 1826. Children: 

I. Louisa, b. 17 Aug., 1827, in Pompey; mar. Nelson Parker, in Troy, 

N. Y., 10 Nov., 1844. 2. Alvin E., b. 24 Sept., 1829, in Cuba, N. Y. ; 

mar. Caroline Cleveland, in Vienna, Oneida Co., N. Y., 23 May, 1852. 

3. Martha, b. 26 Sept., 1832, in Pompey, N. Y. ; mar. , 6 April, 

1851; d. in Hudson, N. Y., 9 May, 1853. 4. Cynthia F., b. 20 March, 

183s, in Pompey; mar. , i Jan., 1855; d. in Constantine, N. Y., 

13 June, 1857. 5. Edwin A., b. 13 May, 1837, in Pompey, N. Y. ; d. 
12 March, 1838, in Pompey. 6. Edwin A., b. 14 Jan., 1839, in Pom- 
pey, N. Y. ; d. in Pompey, 20 April, 1842. 7. Eunice, b. 13 Aug., 1841, 



122 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

in Pompey ; mar. Osgood, , 1859. 8. Elizabeth, b. 29 

March, 1844, in Constantine, N. Y. ; mar. David Richards, of Vina, 
N. Y., 20 Nov., 1859. 9. Julius, b. 18 Jan., 1847, in Co.istantine, 
N. Y. ; d. in Bernards Bay, N. Y., 29 Nov.. 1866. 

854. iv. Bela Brewer, b. 23 Jan., 1808, in Pompey, N. Y. ; mar. Ketruah Ran- 

dall, of Norwich, N. Y., 27 April, 181 1. She d. 20 May, 1870. He 
mar., second, Louisa S. Marsh, 18 Sept., 1872. He d. 13 Jan., 1892. 

855. V. Chester Woolworth, b. 14 Aug., 1810, in Pompey, N. Y. ; mar. Eliza- 

beth Hamilton, 9 Feb., 1832. He d. while in the army at Sandy Hook, 
Va., 30 Oct., 1862. 

856. vi. Calvin, b. 21 Aug., 1813, in Pompey, N. Y. ; mar. Susan E. Notting- 

ham, 30 June, 1846. 

413. MELZAR'^ {Capt. Ebenczcr^''^ and Miriam {Colton), Ebe- 
nezer,^'' Capt. Thomas? George^), b. 1 May, 1780, in Longmeadow, 
Mass. ; mar. Rhoda Daniels, of Sunderland, Mass., dau. of Moses and 
Rachel Daniels, of Conway, Mass., 10 March, 1803. They removed 
to Plymouth, N. Y., Oct., 1804. She d. 28 Aug., 1820. He mar., 
second, Jerusha Sutherland, 17 Dec, 1820. She was dau. of John and 
Jerusha (Stanley) Sutherland; d. 5 Feb., 1865. He d. 9 June, 1835. 

Children by first wife Rhoda. 

857. i. Ebenezer, b. 12 Dec, 1803; mar. Elizabeth Cooley. of Manlius, N. Y., 

about 1830. He d. 22 April, 1835. She d. , 1852. 

858. ii. Cleona, b. 30 Nov., 1807; d. 19 July, 1809. 

859. iii. Rhoda, b. 17 May, 181 1; mar. Philo Soper, of Canaseraga, N. Y., 10 

Jan., 1830. He d. 24 Aug., 1850. Children: i. William Philo, b. 
15 March, 1833; mar. Edith Jones. 2. Eliza Edeline, b. 20 Aug., 
1838; mar. Abram Petrie. 

860. iv. Rachel Miriam, b. 15 Feb., 1817; mar. Francis F. Page. Children: 

I. Mary. 2. Franklin. 

861. V. Cleona, b. 11 Oct., 1819; mar. Ellis. He d. , and she 

mar., second, Gaines. 

Children by second wife Jerusha. 

862. vi. Unnamed ; d. in infancy. 

863. vii. John Sutherland, b. 24 March, 1823; mar. Mary Elizabeth Hilborn, 
10 Oct., 1852. She was b. 9 Nov., 1834. He d. 31 Dec, 1859. 
Child: Abel Hilbourne Colton, b. 1856, at Sylvester, Wis.; mar. 
Edith M. Hanna, of Waterloo, Iowa. 
864. viii. Unnamed, b. and d. 25 Aug., 1825. 



FIFTH GENERATION. 123 

865. ix. Mary Jerusha, b. 11 Feb., 1827; mar. Nelson Hills, 17 Jan., 1843. 
Children: i. Cleona, b. 16 Aug., 1844. 2. Edwin, b. 28 April, 1846. 
3. Delocia, b. 24 July, 1848. 4. Armina, b. 23 June, 1850. 5. Melzar, 
b. 28 July, 1852. 6. Jerusha, m. 17 March, 1855. 7. Grace, b. 8 
April, 1859. 8. Fanny, b. 21 July, 1861. 
866. X. Melzar, b. 7 Dec, 1830 ; mar. Melvina Amanda Wheeler, of Mt. 
Holly, Vt., I Nov., 1855. She was b. i Jan., 1827, and d. 18 Dec, 
1881. He mar., second, Hannah Maria Hulbert, 12 Sept., 1882. She 
was b. 14 Aug., 1839, in N. Manlius, N. Y. He d. 3 Oct., 1891. 

413. SIMEON, Rev., D. D.^ {Jabez^'"^ and Mary (Baldivin), Ehe- 
nezer,^'^ Capt. Thomas,^ George^), b. 8 Jan., 1785, in Somers, Conn.; 
grad. at Yale Coll., 1806; mar, Lucretia Woolworth Colton, dau. of 
Capt. Gideon Colton, 3 Sept., 1812 (see No. 585). She d. 14 July, 
1821, in Palmer, Mass. He mar., second, Susan Chapman, of Tolland, 
Conn., dau. of Isham and Susan Chapman, 9 Aug., 1823. She d. in 
Summerville, N. C, 24 Nov., 1850. He mar., third, Mrs. Catharine 
E. Fuller, of Fayetteville, N. C, 21 Dec, 1851. He was the first 
principal of Monson Academy ; taught in Leicester ; licensed to preach 
by the Salem Assn., 8 May, 1810 ; ordained into the ministry at Palmer, 
Mass., 19 June, 1811, where he remained till 14 Nov., 1821; took 
charge of Monson Academy a second time, 5 Dec, 1821, and remained 
there nine years. The next three years he taught in Amherst, Mass., 
and in 1833 removed to Fayetteville, N. C, taking charge of the Don- 
aldson Academy in that place. In 1846 he accepted the presidency of 
the Mississippi College in Clinton, Miss. ; resigned that position in 
1848, and returned to North Carolina to take charge of the academy 
at Summerville. In 1853 removed to Asheboro, N. C, where he spent 
the remainder of his days on a farm, taught school, preached and oc- 
cupied his time in active efEorts to do good to all who came in his way. 
He d. 27 Dec, 1868. 

Child by first wife Lucretia. 

867. i. Lucretia Woolworth, b. 19 April, 1818; mar. John King (see No. 
585), formerly of Palmer, in Longmeadow, 14 Nov., 1841. Moved 
to Chicago, 111. Children: I. William Brown, b. in Palmer, Mass., 
8 Aug., 1843; mar. Laura Dodge, of Portland, Oregon, 4 June, 
1874. Children: (a) Mary Baldwin, b. 30 Aug., 1875. (b) Laurie 
Messer, b. 22 April, 1877. 2. John Colton, b. i Nov., 1846, in Chi- 



124 THE COLT 01^ FAMILY. 

cago, 111. 3. Marj' Baldwin, b. 15 Aug., 1848, in Chicago, 111.; d. 
31 July, 1849. 4. Edward Howard, b. 23 June, 1850, in Chicago, 
111. ; d. 24 Dec, 1852. 5. Henry Woohvorth, b. 23 Aug., 1856, in 
Chicago. 6. Edward Lyle, b. 23 June, 1864, in Chicago. 

Children by second wife Susan. 

868. ii- Alexander Metcalf Fisher, b. 15 Aug., 1824, in Monson, Mass.; mar. 
Caroline Kirk, of Morristown, N. J., 7 Nov., 1859. He d. in Chi- 
cago, 111., 13 March, 1896. 

869. iii. Susan Maria, b. — May, 1826; d. — Aug., 1831. 

870. iv. Jane Grey Jennings, b. 4 Aug., 1828, in Amherst, Mass.; mar. Samuel 

D. Pipkin, in Summerville, N. C, 28 Dec, 1852. Children: i. 
Simeon Colton, b. 21 Dec, 1853. 2. Elizabeth Davis, b. 3 Oct., 1855. 
3. Edward Lewis, b. 5 Nov., 1857. 4. James Robert, b. 8 Sept., 
i860. 5. Susan Chapman, b. 7 Aug., 1866. 6. Lucretia Colton, b. 
18 Aug., 1869. 

871. V. Susan Maria, b. 7 Nov., 1831; mar. Rev. Oscar Newton, of Jackson, 

Miss., 5 Aug., 1857. He was b. 19 Nov., 1830, in Madison, Miss. 
Children: I. Alexander, Rev., b. 4 Dec, 1859. 2. Colton, b. 3 Jan., 
1862; d. 18 June, 1864. 3. Cora, b. 17 May, 1864. 4. Osma, b. 
31 March, 1869. Residence, Crystal Springs, Miss. Rev. Mr. New- 
ton is the proprietor and principal of the Newton Young Ladies' In- 
stitute of that place. 
872. vi. James Hooper, Rev., b. 22 March, 1832, in Amherst, Mass. ; grad. with 
honors at the University of North Carolina, 1855 ; mar. Emily 
Guthrie, of Chatham Co., N. C, 20 July, 1857. She d. 7 Aug., 1859. 
He mar., second, Eloise Avery, in Morganton, N. C, 20 Oct., 
1870; d. in Burkesville, Ky., 14 Feb., 1893. 

873. vii. Henry Elliott, b. 26 Dec, 1836, in Fayetteville, N. C. ; mar. Sophia 

Daniels, of Fayetteville, N. C. Resided in Kno.wille, Tenn., where 
he d. 9 Jan., 1892. No children. 

414. ELIJAH'' {Jabcz''* and Mary {Baldwin), Ebenezcr*' Capt. 
Thomas,^ George'^), b. 21 Nov., 1786, in Somers, Conn.; mar. Olive 
Taylor, dau. of Stephen and Anna Taylor. 19 May, 1811. He d. 17 
Jan., 1844. She d. 3 Sept., 1850. He was an upright man, and much 
esteemed by all who knew him. Was several times sent to the State 
Legislature, and for many years a to\vn officer. 

Children all b. in Longmeadcnv. 

874. i. Anna, b. 15 June, 1812; mar. Timothy W. Pease, of Enfield, Conn., 

29 Dec, 1S37. No children. 



FIFTH GENERATION. 125 

Syg. ii. Stephen Taylor, b. 21 Aug., 1815; mar. Cynthia Terry, of Enfield, 
Conn., dau. of Boaz and Chloe Terry, 12 Oct., 1842. She d. 25 March, 

1875. 

876. iii. Francis, b. 8 Jan., 1820; d. 30 Sept., 1822. 

418. ELIHU' {Elihu^'' and Abigail {Ely), Ebenezer,"'^ Capt. 
Thomas,^ George'^), b. 8 July, 1797, in Longmeadow, Mass.; mar. 
Rachel Bevins, dau. of William and Millicott (Turner) Bevins, of 
Upper Middletown, Conn., 3 Feb., 1834. She was b. 29 July, 1801, in 
Middlefield, Conn. He d. in Enfield, Conn., 27 Dec, 1847. 

Children. 

877. i. Mary Ely, b. 8 Oct., 1836 ; mar. Charles Merrick Lee, son of Horace 

and Laura (Clark) Lee, of Springfield, Mass., 29 Jan., 1873. She was 
b. 9 May, 1829, in Springfield. No children. 

878. ii. Sarah Ann, b. 10 April, 1838 ; mar. Joseph Norman Allen, son of 

Norman and Mary (Robinson) Allen, of Enfield, Conn., 20 Nov., 1862. 
He was b. 29 Aug., 1836, in Enfield. No children. 

879. iii. Henry Benjamin, b. 12 Sept., 1841 ; d. 3 March, 1844. 

439. ANDREW 5 {Capt. Andretu ^^^ and Hannah {Bliss}, Capt. 
Isaac, ^^ Capt. Thomas,^ George'^), b. 24 May, 1772; mar. Cynthia 
Seymour, 25 Dec, 1797, in Stockbridge, Mass. He d. 28 Nov., 1844, 
in York, Livingston Co., N. Y. She d. 3 Nov., 1863, in Batavia, N. Y. 

Children. 

880. i- Edmund, b. 19 Aug., 1798, in Stockbridge, Mass.; mar. Elizabeth Craw- 
ford, 31 May, 1821, in Youngstown, Ohio. He d. 26 Jan., 1834. 

881. ii. William White, b. 19 Jan., 1800, in Stockbridge, Mass.; d. 5 Sept., 

1832. 

882. iii. Emma, b. 21 Aug., 1802, in Stockbridge, Mass.; d. 22 April, 1835. 

883. iv. Jane, b. 19 Sept., 1804, in North Bloomfield, N. Y. ; mar. Elijah 

Stephens, 13 Nov., 1834, in York, N. Y. She d. 13 March, 1864, 
in Rochester, N. Y. He was b. 13 Dec, 1796, in Oxford, N. Y., 
and d. 27 July, 1866, in Darlington, Ontario. Children all b. in 
Livingston Co., N. Y.: i. Andrew Josiah, b. 17 Sept., 1835 ; d. 25 
April, 1837. 2. Andrew Josiah, b. 5 April, 1837. He went to New 
Orleans with the Union Army in 1863 in a clerical capacity and 
served there until the end of the war without furlough or rest ; then 
remained there in the Auditor's Dept. till his death, 13 Aug., 1878. 
3. Imogene, b. 25 Jan., 1839 ; d. 24 May, 1840. 4. Mary Jane, b. 14 



126 THE COLTON FAMILY. 

Feb., 1841. 5. Edward, b. 30 Sept., 1843; d. 15 Jan., 1845. 6. 
Henrietta, b. 23 July, 1846; d. 12 April, 1848. 7. Elijah Colton, b. 
27 Oct., 1848; d. 15 April, 1888, in Birmingham, Ala. 

884. V. Hannah, b. 9 Oct., 1806, in North Eloomfield, N. Y. ; d. 13 Feb., 1813. 

885. vi. Ruth Seymour, b. 23 Oct., 1808, in East Bloomfield, N. Y. ; mar. 

Cornelius Fitz Edward Luce, 11 July, 1836. She was a woman of 
marked individuality, with a remarkable memory and most enter- 
taining in conversation. She excelled in all kinds of needle work, 
and, during the last years of her life, spent much of her time in this 
pleasant occupation. 
886. vii. Timothy Buss, M. D., b. 5 April, 181 1, in Victor, Ontario Co., N. Y. ; 
mar. Harriet O'Brien (Scott) May, 1842, in Wing, Lucas Co., Ohio. 
She was b. 21 April, 1820, and d. 9 March, 1S98, in Honor, Benzie 
Co., Mich. He d. 29 June, 1896, in Homestead, Mich. 

887. viii. Cynthia, b. 26 May, 1813; d. 16 Aug.. 1813. 

888. ix. Cynthia, b. 8 July. 1814; d. 3 Jan., 1815. 

889. X. Henrietta Maria, b. 14 Feb.. 1816. in Caledonia, N. Y. ; mar. Abram 

Stocking, 30 Sept., 1840. She d. 13 Sept., 1853. Children: I. Brad- 
ley M., b. 23 July, 1842, in Tecumseh, Mich.; d. 19 Dec., 1851. 2. 
, George Andrews, b. in Tecumseh, Mich., 6 Aug., 1844; d. 6 May, 

1847. 3. Julia Adelaide, b. 24 Aug., 1848, in York, N. Y. ; mar. 
Charles Albert Gould, in Batavia. N. Y., i Sept., 1868. Children: 

(a) Henry Colton, b. 22 Nov., 1869, in Batavia, N. Y. -, mar. Lillian 
Rockwell, in Buffalo, N. Y., 27 Aug., 1890. He d. 18 Dec, 1892. 
Children both b. in Buffalo: (a l) Jane Adelaide, b. 5 Sept., 1891. 
(a 2) Henrietta Colton, b. 11 Jan., 1893; d. 19 Aug., 1893. (b) 
Charles Moulton, b. 7 Sept., 1873, in Buffalo, N. Y. ; mar. Lillie Bell, 
in Bayside, L. L, N. Y., 30 Sept., iSgb. Child: Charles Albert, 2d, 
b. 10 July, i8q7, Buffalo, N. Y. (c) William Stocking, b. 4 Sept., 
1875, in Buffalo, N. Y. (d) Celia Adelaide, b. 21 Oct., 1877. 4. 
William Colton, b. 15 Jan., 1850, in Napoleon, Jackson Co.. Mich. 

890. xi. Cei.ia Ai.ethia, b. 20 June, 1820, in York, N. Y. ; mar. Alva Smith, 

20 Sept., 1843, in Le Roy, N. Y. ; d. 12 Oct., 1894, in Batavia, N. Y. 
He was b. 26 Feb., 1795. and d. 21 Nov., 1870. Children: i. Colton 
Beardsley, b. 4 Aug., 1844; mar. 19 Sept.. 1868, Blanche A. Van de 
Bogart. She lost her life in the railroad catastrophe at Ashtabula. 
Ohio. Children: (a) Lillian B., b. 25 June, 1869; d. 19 Jan., 1870. 

(b) Pearl A., b. 22 Jan., 1872; d. 6 May, 1875. He mar., second, 
Mrs. Jennie E. Ashley, 11 Oct.. 1882. Children: (c) Alva Colton. 
b. 7 Nov.. 1 886. (d) Russell Beardsley. 2. George, b. 25 Feb.. 
1846; d. 26 Sept., 1846. 3. Beverly Waugh, b. 2 Feb., 1848; d. 15 
March, 185 1. 4. Alice, b. 2 Sept.. 1849. 5. Infant son, b. 12 Sept., 
1851; d. 15 Sept., 1851. 6. Celia. b. 4 Oct.. 1856; d. 25 Oct., 1878. 
7. Hettie Ida. b. 30 Oct.. 1859; mar. Ralph X. Griswold. 18 Oct., 



FIFTH GENERATION. 127 

1882. He d. 16 Nov., 1899. Child: Celia Sweet, b. 29 Dec, 1885. 
8. Herbert Eugene, b. 16 Aug., 1863 ; mar. Martha Herrick, 16 July, 
1890. She d. 2 Nov., 1892. Child: Herbert Herrick, b. 20 Oct., 
1892. He mar., second, 7 April, 1894, Florence Baker. 



433. GEORGE^ {John^^^ and Penelope (Wolcott), Lieut. John,^^ 
John,^ George'^), b. 25 Aug., 1752, in Longmeadow, Mass.; mar, 
Mary Wells. She d. about 1806. He mar., second, Mary Grant in 
1810. Went with his father from Mass, to West Fairlee, Vt., about 
1785, and from thence to Canada about 1797-98. He was a man of 
ability and education, a surveyor and civil engineer by profession. His 
descendants are numerous and widely scattered over the Province of 
Ontario, Canada ; but attempts to get much detailed information have 
been unsuccessful. 



Children. 

891. i. Polly, b. about 1783; mar. Moses Ward, , 1798. They had fif- 

teen children, ten sons and five daughters. She d. in Wardsville, 
Can., 14 June, 1864. 

892. ii. Fanny, b. 26 Aug., 1786; mar. Samuel Brownson, 2 March, 1807. 

He was b. 19 March, 1787, and d. — Feb., 1813. She mar., second, 
James Bradshaw, 20 Nov., 1814. He was b. 24 Oct., 1790, and d. 
21 April, 1871. She d. in Bowmansville, Canada, 4 Nov., 1875. 
Children by first marriage: i. George, b. 4 Dec, 1807. 2. Lucy, b. 
14 June, 1809. 3. James B., b. 4 Oct., 1810. 4. Champion C, b. 
31 June, 1812. Children by second marriage: 5. Polly, b. Ii Sept., 
1815; d. 21 June, 1853. 6. Esther, b. 20 July, 1817; d. 8 Oct., 1841. 
7. Patty, b. 8 June, 1819. 8. Samuel B., b. 28 Aug., 182 1. 9. Mar- 
garet, b. 26 Feb., 1825. 10. Amanda, b. 25 Oct., 1829. 

893. iii. Patty^ b. about 1788; mar. Thomas Powers about 1814; d. 1841, in 

the township of Darlington, Canada. No children. 

894. iv. George^ b. about 1790; mar. Pamelia Bates; d. about 1870, in the 

township of Whitby, Ont, Canada. 

895. V. James, b. 28 May, 1794; mar. Vianna Stevens, 23 Dec, 182 1; d. 25 

Sept., 1859, in Darlington, Canada. 
896. vi. Pamella, b. 7 Aug., 1797; mar. Jacob A. Smith, 12 March, 1817. He 
was b. 9 June, 1791, and d. 11 April, 1871, in Whitby, Ontario, Can. 
She d. II Aug., 1876, in Whitby. Children: i. Clarissa, b. 25 Feb., 
1818. 2. James Wells, b. 15 Aug., 1819. 3. Hester, b. 8 Jan., 1821 ; 
d. about 1868. 4. Betsy, b. 20 Nov., 1822. 5. Lewis Harvey, b. 11 



128 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

Jan., 1824; d. 19 June, i8b3. 6. Chester, b. , 1827; d. , 

1829. 7. Sabrina, b. 27 Aug., 1830; d. in Gorrie, Can., 3 Dec, 1881. 
8. Allen G., b. 9 May, 1832. 9. Harriet, b. about 1834. 10. Emma, 
b. about 1836. 

897. vii. Clarissa, twin of Pamelia, b. 7 Aug., 1797; d. when three years old. 

898.. viii. CoNTENTE, b. 23 Nov., 1799, in Fredericksburg, Canada; mar. George 
Fisher, 7 May, 1816, in Fredericksburg; d. 12 Nov., 1861, in Oshawa, 
Can. He was b. 18 Sept., 1795, and d. 27 March, 1878. Children: 
I. Timothy, b. 14 July, 181 7. 2. Sarah, b. 26 Oct., 1819. 3. Emily, 
b. 27 April, 1822. 4. George W., b. 3 June, 1824. 5. Susan, b. 11 
Nov., 1826. 6. Allen S., b. 13 July, 1829. 7. Margaret Jane, b. 20 
Aug., 1831 ; d. 26 Oct., 1864, in Whitby. 8. James B., b. 31 March, 
1834. 9. Hester Ann, b. 17 June, 1837. 10. Clarinda M., b. 8 Nov., 
1841 ; d. 20 Oct., 1876, in Montreal. 

434. JOHN 5 {John"-^^ and Penelope (Wolcott), Lieut. John/^ 
John,^ George^), b. 9 Jan., 1755, in Longmeadow, Mass.; mar. Han- 
nah Pomeroy, of Hadley, Mass., ; d. 21 April, 1833. Lived in 

West Fairlee, Vt. He served as a soldier in the war of the Revolution 
in four enlistments, besides as a " Minute Man" in the Alarm of 21 
April, 1775. He enlisted 16 May, 1777, as private in Lieut. Enoch 
Cooper's Co., Col. David Leonard's Regt., and was discharged 15 July, 
1777; in Capt. James Shaw's Co., 24 Sept. to 18 Oct., 1777; in Capt. 
John Wentworth's Co., Col. Gerrish's Regt. of guards, 27 Aug. to 15 
Dec, 1778, and in Capt. Samuel Burt's Co., Col. Elisha Porter's Regt., 
22 July to 25 Aug., 1779. 

Qiildren all h. in West Fairlee, Vt. 

899. i. Abigail, b. , 1788; mar. Phineas Kimball; d. in West Fairlee, 

— April, 1858. 

900. ii. Fla VILLA, b. , 1 791; rnar. Seba Phillips, ; d. in West 

Fairlee, 30 May, 1869. 

901. iii. Ethan, b. , 1794; d. 13 March, 1815. 

902. iv. John, b. 23 Aug., 1797; mar. Phebe Morey, 2 March, 1818; d. in Iras- 
burg, Vt, 7 Nov., 1873. 

003. V- Ebenezer Pomeroy, b. 7 Aug., 1800; mar. Mehitable Rowell, 30 Dec, 
1828. She was b. 17 May, 1807, and d. 25 July, 1876. He went to 
California in 1850; returned in 1855; moved to Illinois, March, 1855, 
and in June, 1877, moved to Mt. Sterling, Ohio, where he d. 30 July, 

1883. 
904. vi. Hannah, b. , 1803; mar. C. Carpenter. 



FIFTH GENERATION. 129 

437. OLIVERS (^jo/in^^^ and Penelope {Wolcott), Lieut. John,^^ 
John^ George'^), b. 23 March, 1766, in Longmeadow, Mass.; mar. 
Esther Davis. She d. 9 Jan., 1832. He d. in West Fairlee, Vt., 19 
Jan., 1840. 

Child. 

905. i- George^ b. 30 Oct., 1797, in West Fairlee; mar. Clarissa Morey. He d. 

4 Oct., 1826. 

439. ASAHEL s {Solomon ^^^ and Lucy {Cooley), Lieut. John^^ 
John,^ George'^), b. 14 Jan., 1756, in Springfield, Mass.; mar. Sarah 
Lancton, dau. of John and Sarah Lancton, of West Springfield, Mass., 
5 June, 1787. She d. 29 March, 1797. He mar., second, Susannah 
Cheney, dau. of Benjamin and Deborah Cheney, of East Hartford, 
Conn., 21 Feb., 1799. She d. 11 Feb., 1810. He mar., third, Flavia 
Hale, dau. of Silas and Hannah Hale, 6 Aug., 1811. She d. 13 Oct., 
1840. He d. 6 Jan., 1831. He was a private in Capt. Burt's Co., Col. 
Elisha Porter's Hampshire Co. Regt., enlisted 22 July, 1779, discharged 
25 Aug., 1779, at New London, Conn. 

Children hy first wife, Sarah, b. in Longmeadow. 

906. i- William, b. 25 Nov., 1789; mar. Cynthia Chapin, of Springfield, Mass., 

4 Dec, 1817. He d. 6 Jan., 1831. 

907. ii- Solomon B., b. 9 June, 1791; mar. Annie Martin, 3 Dec, 1819. He d. 

27 Feb., 1832, in Fort Ann, N. Y. 

445. MARTIN 5 [Lieut. Festus ^""^ and Eunice {Keep), Capt. 
Simon,^* JoJin,^ George'^), b. 22 Feb., 1770, in Longmeadow, Mass.; 
mar. Beula Burt, dau. of Jonathan and Hannah (Cooley) Burt, 12 
July, 1792. He d. 24 Aug., 1828. She d. 23 May, 1839. 

Children all h. in Longmeadow. 

908. i. Rebecca, b. 21 Oct., 1793; mar. Silas Hale, 2 Nov., 1843, as his second 

wife. 

909. ii. Clarissa, b. i Nov., 1795; mar. Silas Hale, of East Longmeadow, 14 

Dec, 1819. She d. 3 Dec, 1840. He mar., second, Rebecca as above. 
He d. in West Springfield, Mass., i Jan., 1854. Children: i. Clar- 
issa Burt, b. 17 Feb., 1822; mar. Edward Lee, of Amherst, Mass., 



130 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

25 Nov., 1841. 2. Eunice Colton, b. 25 Feb., 1826; mar. Charles P. 
Bancroft, of East Granville, Mass., 25 Feb., 1844. He d. — Feb., 
1879. 3. Emily Frances, b. 2 March, 1828; mar. Chauncey Ashley, 
of West Springfield, Mass., 16 Nov., 1846. 4. Calvin Foote, b. 18 
Sept., 1832 ; mar. Mahala Tryon. 

910. iii. Lucius, b. 9 Feb., 1798; d. 3 Sept., 1822. 

911. iv. Justin, b. 19 May, 1800; mar. Arthusea Fitch, of Tolland, Mass.; d. 

in Worcester, Mass. 

912. v. Flavia, b. 21 Aug., 1802; mar. Moses Josiah Wood, of Stafford, Conn., 

30 Jan., 1823, in Longmeadow. He d. in Enfield, Conn., 20 April, 
1839. Children: I. Mary Eliza, b. 24 Nov., 1823; d. 17 Aug., 1825. 
2. Lucius Colton, b. 14 Aug., 1828, in East Windsor, Conn. ; mar. 
Sarah L Booth, in Jamesville, Wis., 9 Jan., 1862. 3. Mary Eliza, 
b. 20 June, 1830, in Longmeadow; mar. Ralph Pomeroy, 6 Sept., 
1852, in Springfield, Mass. 4. Henry Martin, b. 14 Oct., 1833, in 
Pequannock, Conn.; d. 9 Dec, 1834. 5. Flavia Amelia, b. 22 July. 
1836, in Warehouse Point, Conn. ; mar. Orrin Pomeroy, in Madison, 
Wis., 6 April, 1868. 6. Sarah Maria, b. 9 Dec, 1839, in Warehouse 
Point, Conn.; mar. Edwin Rowley, 24 Dec, 1859, in Jamesville, 
Wis. 
913. vi. Jonathan Burt, b. 18 Aug., 1804; mar. Mary Phelps, in West Windsor, 
Conn., 31 March, 1831. He d. 12 July, 1871. 

914. vii. Albert, b. i Nov., 1806; d. 21 July, 1818. 

451. FESTUS= {Lieut. Fcstus '^^ and Eunice (Keep), Capt. 
Simon,^^ John,^ George'^), b. 17 Aug., 1783, in Longmeadow, Mass. 5 
mar. Lois Richardson, dau. of Jesse and Anne Richardson, of Somers, 
Conn. 1 Aug., 1806. 

Children. 

915. i. LuciNDA, b. 14 Jan., 1809. 

916. ii. Lorenzo, b. 14 Dec, 1810. 

917. iii. JuDAH Jones, b. 29 March, 1813. 

454. SIMON = {George^'''' and Caroline {IVillard), Capt. Simon,'''' 
John? George'^), b. 6 April. 1774, in Monson, Mass.; mar. Charlotte 
Merrick, dau. of Jose Merrick, of Monson, Mass., 28 May, 1797. She 
d. 8 July, 1821. He mar., second, Mrs. Ruby M. King, sister of his 
first wife, 6 Dec, 1821. She d. in South Wilbraham, Mass., 5 Jan., 
1838. He mar., third, Mrs. Eunice Nutton. 1 Jan., 1839. He d. — 
Aug., 1855. 



FIFTH GENERATION. 131 

Children by first wife^ Charlotte, all b. in Monson, Mass. 

918. i- HiKAM^ b. 21 Aug., 1799; mar. Amanda Way, 27 Dec, 1827, in Auburn, 

Geauga Co., Ohio. He d. 22 Feb., 1831, in Frederick City, Md. 

919. ii- Jose Merrick, b. 10 Nov., 1800; mar. Arondine Colton, dau. of Ezra 

and Matilda (Snow) Colton, of Pittsfield, Mass., 10 April, 1828 
(see No. 1524). She d. in Waterville, N. Y., 19 Nov., 1841. He 
mar., second, Lucretia P. Wait, 14 May, 1843. He d. 2 April, 1877, 
in Springfield, Mass. 

920. iii. Thomas J., b. 12 July, 1802; d. 17 Aug., 1803. 

921. iv. Mary, b. 10 June, 1804; mar. Gardner Sullivan, in Voluntown, Conn., 

3 May, 1835. Children: i. Simon C, b. 31 Jan., 1836. 2. James M., 
b. 19 Sept., 1840. 

922. V. Marcia, b. 18 May, 1806; d. , 1900, in Philadelphia. 

923. vi. George, b. 30 Aug., 1808; mar. Caroline Allen, dau. of Moses and 

Olive Allen, of Sturbridge, Mass., 16 Sept., 1834. She was b. 23 
Oct., 1810, in Sturbridge. He d. 28 Jan., 1890. She d. 24 Oct., 
1899, both in Ladora, Iowa, where they had lived for many years. 
No children. 

924. vii. John Adams, b. 25 Aug., 1810; mar. Iluih Ann Ely, dau. of Samuel 

and Rebecca S. Ely, 11 Oct., 1837, in Wappinger Falls, N. Y. He 
d. in Fulton, N. Y., 2 Dec, 1885. She d. 11 July, 1882. 

925. viii. Edward Turner, b. 21 June, 1812; mar. Mary Mellen, of Prescott, 

Mass., 3 Nov., 1836. She d. 26 April, 185 1. He mar., second, Mrs. 
Mary A. Smith, 8 Aug., 1852. He mar., third, Marinda E. Bursell, 
8 Aug., 1869. He d. 24 Dec, 1880. 

926. ix. William, b. 4 July, 1814; d. — Aug., 1844. 

927. .\. Oren, b. 16 April, 1816; d. 20 Dec, 1837. 

928. xi. Charlotte Abigail, b. 25 April, 1819; mar. Levi H. Hamblin, 18 

Nov., 1840. Children: I. George Colton, b. 11 Sept., 1841 ; mar. 
Mary Rice, of Monticello, Ind., 19 Oct., 1865; d. 3 April, 1866. 2. 
Henry Clay, b. 21 July, 1843, in Bloomfield, Ccnn. ; mar. Lizzie 
P. Sally, of Dent Co., Mo., 21 July, 1843. 

456. DAVID ^ {George^'''' and Tabitha {Cooley), Capt. Simon,^^ 
John^ George^), b. 31 March, 1778, in Monson, Mass.; mar. Tamison 
Merrick, dau. of John Merrick, in Monson, 5 Nov., 1803. She was b. 
in Monson, 9 Nov., 1783, and d. there 6 June, 1830. He mar., second, 
Lydia Hinds, of South Wilbraham, Mass., 19 June, 1832. She was b. 
in Southwick, Mass., 12 Nov., 1793. He d. 5 Feb., 1847. 

Children by first wife, Tamison, all b. in Monson. 

929. i. Caroline, b. 26 May, 1804; mar. Orrin Pease, of Monson, 29 Oct., 



132 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

1829. She d. 23 Oct., 1854. Child: Marj- Jane, b. 21 April, 1835, in 
Monson ; mar. Albert S. Beebe, of South Wilbraham, 26 Nov., 1866 ; 
d. in Boston, Mass., 22 Nov., 1880. 

930. ii- Jonathan, b. 12 Sept., 1806; mar. Marie Elise J'ernae, in Natchitoches, 
La., 2 May, 1850. He d. 11 Aug., 1867. 

031, iii. James Sullivan, b. 14 Oct., 1804; mar. Mary Ann Hayward, in Mon- 
son, Mass., 6 Sept., 1848. She was b. in Bridgewater, Mass., 22 
Oct., 1814. He d. 2 Nov., 1S61, in Essex, 111. 
932. iv. Adaline, b. 29 June, 1811 ; d. 10 Dec, 1821. 

033. v. Earl Dana, b. 2 May, 1813; mar. Susan Minerva Barbour, 3 May, 
1843. She d. 26 Oct., 1865. He d. 20 Dec, 1896, both in CoUins- 
ville. Conn. 

934. vi. Amanda Melvina, b. 3 July, 1815; mar. Simeon Cummings Dunbar, 

of Ware, Mass., 10 Oct., 1839, in Monson. She d. 14 May, 1890. 
He was b. in Palmer, Mass., 14 March, 1814, and d. 22 Feb., 1880, 
in Ware. Children: I. James Lawrence, b. 15 Oct., 1840, in Ware; 
enlisted in the 37th Mass. Vol., 13 Aug., 1862, served three years, 
lost his right arm in the battle of Lee's surrender, 6 April, 1865 ; 
is unmarried. 2. David Simson, b. 15 Oct., 1842, in Newark, N. J.; 
d. in Camptown, N. J., 27 Jan., 1845. 3. George Francis, b. 29 
Sept., 1844, in Camptown, N. J.; enlisted in ist Mass. Cavalry, Co. 
D., I Dec, 1863; d. in City Point, Va., 14 Aug., 1864. 4. Mary 
Melvina, b. 11 April, 1847, in Monson; mar. Edson Lewis, in Ware, 
4 July, 1867. 5. Elbridge Simeon, b. 5 March, 1849, in Monson; 
mar. Clara Isabella Snell, 27 May, 1873, in Westboro, Mass. She 
d. 4 May, 1884, in Ware. Children both b. in Ware: (a) Robert 
Louis, b. 21 July, 1878. (b) George Francis, b. 28 Feb., 1884; d. 
2 March, 1884. He mar., second, Esther Parker, 29 Oct., 1885. 
She was b. 15 May, 1857, in Bradford. Ontario, Can. Children all 
b. in Ware: (c) Frederick George, b. 28 Aug., 1866. (d) Clara 
May, b. 19 June, 1888. (e) Earl Elbridge, b. S Feb., 1890. (f) 
Mary Blanche, b. 14 Jan., 1892. (g) Henry Colton, b. 26 Dec, 
1893. 6. John Colton, b. i Oct., 1858, in Ware; d. 18 Sept., 1876. 
7. Carrie Elvira, b. 10 April, i860, in Ware ; mar. William Ken- 
nedy, in Ware, 25 Feb., 1891. Child: Grace Colton, b. 20 Feb., 

1895- 

935. vii. Elvira, b. 7 Aug., 1817; mar. Jason Stebbins, of Wilbraham, Mass., 

9 Nov., 1839. She d. 10 Dec, 1857. He was b. 27 Sept., 1812, in 
Wilbraham. ChUdrcit: I. Henry Jason, b. 8 Sept.. 1838; d. 24 
Jan., 1864. 2. Harriet Elvira, b. 13 Oct.. 1840; d. 5 June, 1842. 
3. Ellen Jane, b. 12 June, 1843; mar. Ebenezer W. Cummings, of 
Ware, 28 June, 1866. He d. 5 May. 1805. 4. Stillman Colton, b. 27 
May, 1845; d. 5 April, 1873. 5. Arthur Lavater, b. 15 Feb., 1849; d. 
12 May, 1897. 6. John Gilbert, b. 23 Feb., 1851 ; mar. Carrie A. 
Height, 6 June, 1882, in Chicago, 111. 



FIFTH GENERATION. 133 

0'6. viii. Alonzo, b. lo Sept., 1819; mar. Anna Maria Shaw, of Monson, li 

Dec, 1845. He d. 7 Oct., 1862. 
037. ix. Elmer, b. 12 March, 1823; mar. Eliza Bliss, of Wilbraham, 4 Oct., 

1849. 

938. X. Lawrence, b. 3 July, 1825; mar. Ellen A. Bailey, 27 Nov., 1851, in 

Canton, Conn. She was b. 12 Aug., 1830. He d. in CoUinsville, 
Conn., 6 Nov., 1889. 

458. JUSTIN 5 {Capt. Gad^"^ and Nancy {Colton), Capt. 
Simon,^^ John^ George^), b. 31 Jan., 1774, in Longmeadow, Mass.; 
mar. Abigail Sill, — April, 1799, in Springfield, Penn. She was b. 16 
July, 1776, in Springfield, Penn., and d. 28 May, 1860, in Galesburg, 
111. He d. in Monson, Maine, 12 Feb., 1826. 

Children. 

939. i. Chauncey Sill, b. 21 Sept., 1800, in Springfield, Luzerne Co., Penn.; 

mar. Emily Hamilton McLanathan, in Sangerville, Maine, 5 Jan., 1826. 
He d. 27 July, 1885. She d. 23 June, 1885, both in Galesburg, 111. 

940. ii- Isaac Watts, b. 22 Nov., 1801, in Springfield, Penn.; mar. Abigail 

Ren Douty, in Sangerville, Maine, il June, 1830. He d. 18 Nov., 1875. 
She d. 30 Nov., 1892, both in New York City. 
941. iii. Mercy, b. 21 Feb., 1808, in Monson, Mass.; mar. Oakesman Douty, in 
Sangerville, Maine, 29 March, 1825. He was b. 31 May, 1800, in 
Topsham, Maine, and d. 9 Aug., 1844, in Sangerville, Me. She d. in 
Sangerville, Me., 8 Sept., 1853. Children all b. in Sangerville, Maine: 

I. Abigail Drucilla, b. 18 April, 1826; mar. Haggett ; d. in 

Cambridgeport, Mass., 16 Sept., 1868. 2. Llenrietta W., b. 14 Sept., 
1827; d. 7 June, 1885. 3. Justin C, b. 17 April, 1830; d. 17 Jan., 

1866. 4. Lorenzo S., b. 16 Feb., 1832. 5. RosiUa, b. , 1834. 

942. iv. Gad Dudley, b. 10 Jan., 1816, in Monson, Mass.; mar. Almeda Ada- 
line Allen, 24 Jan., 1844. She d. 11 Jan., 1854, and he mar., second, 
Susan Allen Jones, 10 Oct., 1854. She d. 25 May, 1863, and he mar., 
third, Lydia G. Hart, 23 Sept., 1864. She d. 27 Aug., 1868, and he 
mar., fourth, Mrs. Sophia B. Robertson, 15 Jan., 1872. He d. in 
Galesburg, 111., 6 June, 1888. 

459. STODDARD^ {Capt. Gad-""^ and Nancy {Colton), Capt. 
Simon,^'' John^ George^), b. 12 May, 1775, in Monson, Mass.; mar. 
Ann McConnell, as his second wife ; name of first wife unknown. He 
d. in Middleville, Herkimer Co., N. Y. 



134 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

Children by -first wife. 

943. i. George, b. . He had three or more children. After his death 

his widow mar. Lewis Wright, a cousin of John Bloomfield, and lived 
in Volney, Oswego Co., N. Y. 

944. ii. Amanda, b. ; mar. John Bloomfield. She had one son and two 

daughters. In 1862 the family lived in Hempstead, L. I., N. Y. 

Children by second wife Ann. 

945. iii. Chauncey, b. 17 Feb., 1804; mar. Asenath Webster, 25 April, 1838, in 
Warren, N. Y. ; d. 10 Aug., 1853, in Warren. 

946. iv. Percy, b. ; d. in Middleville, Herkimer Co., N. Y. ; did not 

marry. 

947. V. SoPHRONiA, b. ; mar. Freeman Tisdale, of South Columbia, Her- 

kimer Co., N. Y. No children. 

473. CHAUNCEY, Rev.= {Capt. Gad^"^ and Nancy {Colton), 
Capt. Simon f^^ John,^ George'^), b. 31 Aug., 1800, in Longmeadow, 
Mass.; mar. Ann Coxe, in Burlington, N. J., 15 Oct., 1832. She was 
b. 10 Dec, 1807, and was dau. of William Coxe, of Sunbury, N. J. 
Grad. at Amherst, Mass. ; ordained Deacon in the Proi. Epis. Church, 
1830, and priest 1831. Was successively rector of St. Paul's church, 
Rochester, N. Y., and Trinity church, Washington, D. C. ; president 
of Bristol Coll., Penn. ; professor of Homiletics at Kenyon Coll., Gam- 
bia, Ohio ; associate rector of Christ church. Holly Springs, Miss. ; 
rector of Christ church, Newport parish, Smithfield, Va. ; of Hungars 
parish, Northampton Co., Va., and of Emanuel church, Cimiberland, 
Md. He d. 15 April, 1876, in Jenkintown. Montgomery Co., Penn., 
at the home of his son, the rector of the Church of our Saviour. 

Children. 

948. i. William Coxe, b. 30 Aug., 1833, in Bristol, Penn. ; mar. Elizabeth 

McLean, in Cincinnati, Ohio, — Nov., 1858. She d. — Aug., 1859. 
He d. 19 July, 1866. They had a son Charles Chauncey, who d. an 
infant. 

949. ii. Charles McIlvaine, b. 21 Nov., 1835, in Gambler, Ohio; d. an infant. 

950. iii. Charles McIlvaine. M. D., b. 16 Dec, 1837, in Gambler, Ohio; grad. 

at Cincinnati, O., Medical Coll., 1862 ; was Asst. Surgeon 5th Army 
Corps, Army of the Potomac, U. S. A., from 11 July, 1862 and d. in 
the service in Virginia, 29 Feb., 1864; did not marry. 
9['i. iv. Francis Fellowes, b. 29 July, 1841, in Gambler, O. ; d. an infant. 



FIFTH GENERATION. 135 

952. V. Richard Francis, Rev., b. 19 March, 1843, in Cincinnati, O. ; grad. at 

Divinity School, P. E. Ch., in Philadelphia, Penn., June, 1866; or- 
dained deacon Feb., 1866, and priest June, 1867. Took the chair in 
Hebrew in the Div. Sch., Phila., May, 1867, as instructor, and in 1869 
as professor, and became rector of the Church of Our Saviour, Jen- 
kintown, Penn., both of which positions he held at the time of his de- 
cease, 28 July, 1880; did not marry. 

953. vi. Margaret Cecilia, b. 2 Oct., 1847, in Cincinnati, O. ; d. 17 March, 1876; 

did not marry. 

475. SABIN ^ {Maj. Luther-''^ and Thankful {Woolworth), Capt. 
Simon,^^ John,^ George^), b. 18 Aug., 1783, in Longmeadow, Mass.; 
mar. Rhoda Boardman, dau. of Capt. Jason Boardman, of Rocky Hill, 
Conn., 2 Jan., 1811. She was b. 11 May, 1788, and d. 10 Dec, 1852. 
He d. 10 Nov., 1857. 

Children all b. in Longmeadow. 

954. i. Delia Thankful, b. 30 Oct., 1811; mar. Samuel Guy Downing, of 

Coatesville, Penn., 6 Feb., 1838. He d. 26 April, 1844. She d. 10 
June, 1894. Children: i. Sabin Boardman, b. 9 March, 1840; mar. 
Elizabeth Miller Derickson, 2 Nov., 1876; resides Paulsboro, N. J. 
Child: (a) Milton Boardman, b. 10 Dec, 1882 ; mar. Gertrude Hinch- 
man Craig, — Aug., 1901. Children: (a l) Delia Elizabeth, b. 9 Aug., 
1902; d. 7 Dec, 1904. (a 2) Edward Hall, b. 7 Aug., 1904. 2. Eliza 
Lewis, b. 13 March, 1842 ; mar. Louis Miller Albright, 16 July, 1867. 
He d. 6 Aug., 1905. Was Professor Mathematics Ohio Wesleyan 
Female College, Delaware, O. President Lewis College, Glasgow, 
Mo. Children: (a) Edgar Downing b. 9 April, 1869; d. 10 Dec, 
1898. (b) Louis Philip, b. 4 March, 1871 ; mar. Mary Horn. 28 July, 
1894. Children: (b i) Edgar Louis, b. 19 Sept., 1899. (b 2) Mary 
Esther, b. 3 July, 1909. (c) Cornelia Colton, b. 22 Dec, 1877; mar. 
2 June, 1908, Captain William Henry Menges (Coast Artillery, U. S. 
A.). Child: William Albright, b. 25 March, 1909. (d) Helen 
Isabel, b. 2 Dec, 1877; mar. James Arthur Biggs, 7 Sept., 1908. (e) 
Evelyn May, b. 2 May, 1880. 

955. ii. Sabin Woolwcrth, b. 20 Feb., 1813; mar. Susanna Beaumont, dau. 

of Capt. William and Euphemia Beaumont, of New York City, 4 

Aug., 1835. She was b. 25 Dec, 1812. 
956. iii. Rhoda Boardman, b. 30 Oct., 1814; d. 8 April, 1834. 
957- iv. Julia Anna, b. 20 April, 1825; d. 13 May, 1843. 



136 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

477. LUTHER. Captain-^ {Maj. Luther^''* and Thankful {Wool- 
worth), Capt. Simon, ""^ John,'' George^), b. 20 Oct., 1787. in Long- 
meadow, Mass.; mar. Lucy Cooley, dau. of Josiah and Abiel (Bliss) 
Cooley, 17 Dec, 1809 (see No. 111). He d. 17 June, 1857. She was 
b. 12 Dec, 1789, and d. 5 Aug., 1869. 

Children all h. in Longmcadow. 

058. i- Luther Woolworth, b. 12 April, 1812; mar. Abigail R. Morris, of 
Wilbraham, Mass., 25 Nov., 1S33. She d. He mar., second. Julia 
Bliss, of Springfield, Mass., 24 Jan., 1850. He d. 10 Feb., 1851. 

959. ii. Francis Stebbi.ns, b. 16 March, 1815; d. 19 April, 1815. 

960. iii. Lucy A.nn, b. i June, 1817; mar. Thompson Black, of Philadelphia, 

Penn. 

961. iv. Josiah Cooley, b. 9 Dec, 1825; mar. Xaucy A. Burt, of Longmeadow, 

29 Nov., 1849. 

478. CALVIN, Rev.» {Maj. Luther''''* and Thankful {Woolworth), 
Capt. Simon,^* John,"" George^), h. 14 Sept., 1789, in Longmeadow. 
Grad. at Yale Coll., 1812; mar. Abby North Raymond, of Montvillc, 
Conn. ; d. in Savannah, Ga., 13 March, 1857. She d. in Le Roy, N. Y., 

. He was settled over the Pres. Church, in Batavia, N. Y., 

1815 ; subsequently entered the ministry of the Prot. Epis. Church, but 
relinquished preaching in 1826, from failure of his voice. After a long 
tour through the U. S. he went to England in 1831, as correspondent 
of the N. y. Obserrir. He pul)lished in England " A Manual for 
Emigrants to America," and other works, and in 1835 " Four Years 
in Great Britain." From 1842 to 1844 he edited the True Whig in 
Washington, D. C. In 1843-4 he published a series of political tracts 
over the signature of "Junius." In 1846 " Life and Times of Henry 
Clay"; in 1855 "Private Correspondence of Henry Clay." 8vo. ; in 
1857 " Speeches of Henry Clay," in 2 vols., 8vo. Besides these he was 
author of several works on politics, political economy, the Prot. Epis. 
Church in America, etc. He was chosen professor of Political Econ- 
omy in Trinity Coll., Hartford, Conn., in 1852. A man full of in- 
formation, ready in speech and with his pen, and, with his large ex- 
perience with men and in society, an always welcome visitor or com- 
panion. 



FIFTH GENERATION. 137 

479. OREN = {Maj. Luther''''^ and Thankful {Woohvorth), Capt. 
Simonf^ John/ George'^), b. 23 Oct., 1791, in Longmeadow, Mass.; 
n^ar. Mary Ross Baldwin, dau. of William Baldwin, of Elizabethtown, 
N. J., 8 Dec, 1814. He d. in Philadelphia, Penn., — Feb., 1855. 

Children ail b. in Philauclphia, Penn. 

962. i. Cornelia Baldwin, b. 13 Feb., 1816; mar. Rev. Walter Colton, in 

Philadelphia, Penn., 26 June, 1844 (see No. 815). He d. 22 Jan., 
185 1, and she mar., second, Hon. S. B. Chittenden, of Brooklyn, N. Y., 
in Philadelphia, 11 Oct., 1854; d. 12 April, 1884, in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

963. ii. Emily Burt, b. ii Sept., 1818; d. 4 June, 1833. 

964. iii. Anna Baldwin, b. 30 July, 1820 ; mar. John Clayton, g Oct., 1845. 

He was b. 18 June, 1819; d. 14 March, 1881. Children: 1. Anna 
Baldwin, b. 2 Nov., 1849; d. 31 Aug., 1897; mar. John G. R. McElroy, 
of Philadelphia, b. 30 June, 1842; d. 26 Nov., 1890. Children: (a) 
Clayton, b. 4 Sept., 1872 ; mar. ro Nov., 1896, Margaret Jolliffe Cren- 
shaw, b. 6 July, 1874, dau. of Nathaniel Bacon Crenshaw and Eliza- 
beth J. Hopkins. Children: (a i) Clayton, Jr., b. 28 Jan., 1898. 
(a 2) Nathaniel Crenshaw, b. 16 Sept., 1901. (a 3) Elizabeth Joliffe, 
b. 30 March, 1904. (b) Katherina Allgaire, b. 18 April, 1S80 ; mar. 
Seth B. S. Capp. (c) George Baldwin, b. 6 June, 1881 ; d. 20 Oct., 
1881. (d) Cecelia Baldwin, b. 15 Nov., 1889. 2. Louisa Baldwin, b. 
about 1852; mar. Washington Hood Gilpin, 16 Oct., 1873. Children: 
(a) Louise Clayton, b. 26 Nov., 1876; mar. Isaac Wistar Morris, 2 
Nov., 1904. (b) Charles, b. 7 Oct., 1878; mar. Frederick Berwind, 
23 April, 1903. Issue: Charles Berwind Gilpin, b. 3 March, 1904. 
(c) John Clayton, b. 8 May, 1881. (d) Washington Hood, Jr., b. 25 
March, 1883; d. 9 June, 1884. (e) Sarah Hood, b. 8 July, 1888; mar. 
Stanley Bright, 3 June, 1909. Issue: Stanley Bright, Jr., b. 24 March, 
1910. (f) George, b. 20 March, 1885; mar. Edith Kilpatrick, — Jan., 
1909. (g) Anna Baldwin, b. 30 Dec, 1889. 3. Ella Medford, died 
unmarried. 4. Matthias Baldwin, died in infancy. 

965. iv. Helen Maria, b. 24 June, 1822 ; mar. Samuel Wyman, Jr., in Phila- 

delphia, 31 Oct., 1855; d. at Schooleys Mountain, N. J., 19 Aug., 
1861. No children. 

966. V. Mary Rowenna, b. 30 July, 1827; mar. John Dover Thomas, in Phila- 

delphia, 7 Oct., 1846. She d. 10 Feb., 1909. He d. 1866. Children: 
I. Mary Dover, b. 3 Nov., 1847; mar. Selden M. Burton, li April, 
1878. She d. 18 July, 1898. 2. Cornelia Colton, b. 12 Feb., 1851. 
3. Lucy, b. I March, 1856 ; mar. William D. Phillips, 20 April, 1880. 
Children: (a) William D., Jr., b. 25 Feb., 1881. (b) Lucien, b. 6 
Nov., 1889. (c) Gertrude, b. 23 Dec, 1894. 4. Rowenna, b. 11 April, 
1858; d. 12 Feb., 1863. 5. John Dover, b. 20 April, 1859; mar 



138 THE COLTON FAMILY. 

Eugenia Hay, , 1889. He d. 18 Jan., 1898. Children: (a) 

Thomas Hay, b. 3 July, 1890. (b) John Dover, b. 12 Jan., 1892. 

967. vi. Narcissa Young, b. 19 Sept., 1829; d. 3 Oct., 1852. 

480. SIMON'' {Maj. Luther-''* and Thankful {Wcohvorth), Capt. 
Simon,^^ John^ George'^), b. 14 Sept., 1793, in Longmeadow, Mass.; 
mar. Mary Bradford Flint, of Charlestown, Mass., 20 Oct., 1825. She 
was b. 8 Jan., 1807 ; d. 24 Jan., 1847. He d. in Longmeadow, 3 Aug., 
1877. 

Children all b. in Philadelphia, Penn. 

968. i. Caroline Beatrice, b. 27 Dec, 1828; mar. P>Tichon. She d. 30 

1857. Child: Mary Bradford, b. 8 Aug.. 1S52. 

969. ii. Frederick Waldo, b. 19 Jan., 183 1 ; d. 6 March, 183 1. 

970. iii. Mary Bradford, b. 25 May, 1832 ; mar. Ebenezer Bradford Clarke, son 

of Ebenezer and Delia (Colton) Clarke (see No. 587). She d. 31 
May, 1870. Children: i. An infant, b. and d. 2 April, 1862. 2. 
Annie Colton, b. 7 May, 1863. 3. Ebenezer Bradford, b. 4 Aug., 
1864; d. 31 Dec, 1866. 4. Frederick Colton. twin of Ebenezer Brad- 
ford, b. 4 Aug., 1864. 

971. iv. Emily Burt. b. 27 Aug., 1835; d. 21 Feb.. 1847. 

972. V. Calvi.v Ray.mond. b. 29 Aug., 1837, in Hamilton Village; d. 17 Nov., 

1864. 

973. vi. Simon Henry, b. 8 April, 1841 ; d. i July, 1868. 

974. vii. Annie Bird, b. 11 June, 1845; mar. Thomas F. Cordis, of Longmeadow, 

Mass., 13 Nov., 1867. He was b. 28 July, 1843. Child: Grace 
Temple, b. in Longmeadow, 23 May, 1872 ; d. 13 Feb., 1875. 



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486. CHARLES*' {Charles''''^ and Lucy {Parsons), Timothy, ^'^ 
George, ^^ Isaac ^ George'^'), b. 22 Oct., 1760, in Longmeadow, Mass.; 
mar. Alathea Goodell, b. 23 May, 1768, in Westminster, Vt., 7 Dec, 
1786. He d. 22 Dec, 1847. She d. 26 June, 1853. Lived in Athens, 
Vt. Farmer. His services during the Revolutionary War were as 
private in Capt. John Morgan's Co., 7 Jan. to 1 July, 1778; in Capt. 
John Carpenter's Co. of guards, 7 March to 7 June, 1779; m Capt. 
John Morgan's Co., 1 to 8 July, 1777, guarding public stores in Spring- 
field; in Capt. Caleb Keep's Co., Col. Israel Chapin's Regt., 18 Oct., 
1779, to 21 Nov., 1779; in Capt. John Carpenter's Co., 3 Jan., 1780, 
to 1 May, 1781, and again 1 May to 30 Sept., 1781; and in Capt. 
Joseph Hoar, Jr.'s Co., Col. Gideon Burt's Regt., 16 June, 1782. 

Children. 

975- i. Lucy, b 29 March, 1789; mar. William Briggs, in Townshend, Vt. She 
d. 18 Feb., 1819. No children. 

976. ii. Jonathan, b. 21 April, 1797; mar. Laura Boutell, 27 Aug., 1829, in 

Townshend, Vt. She d. 20 Aug., 1881. He d. 5 May, 1885. Farmer. 
Resided in Cambridgeport, Vt. No children. 

977. iii. LuRA, b. 14 Oct., 1800; mar. Abial Evans, , 1819, in Athens, Vt. 

He was b. 9 June, 1795, and d. 12 May, 1862, in Kalamazoo, Mich. 
She d. 7 Feb., 1879, in Kalamazoo. Children: i. Lucy L., b. 6 Aug., 
1820 ; mar. Ezra Nichols, of Athens, Vt. 2. Augusta A., b. 16 Feb., 
1822; mar. John Goodnow, of Grafton, Vt. ; d. 19 May, 1849, in 
Grafton. 3. Chauncey A., b. 31 July, 1823; d. in Grafton, 8 Dec, 
1823. 4. Charles A., b. 30 June, 1824 ; d. 4 Feb., 1906 ; mar. Thursa 
Stearns, of Grafton. 5. Jerusha L., b. 26 March, 1826 ; mar. Lewis 
Phelps, of Grafton; d. 12 Aug., 1846. 6. Fanny L., b. 18 July, 1828; 
mar. Chilton Fairbanks, of Grafton. 7. Chauncey W., b. 8 July, 1830 ; 
mar. Mary Townsend, of Putney, Vt. He was a member of Co. D., 
17th Regt., Mich. Vol.; d. 9 Nov., 1862, in Washington, D. C. 8. 
Almira J., b. 28 Dec, 1832 ; mar. Jonathan Holland. 9. Lura Finette, 
b. 24 Jan., 1836; d. 2 Nov., 1896; mar. David C. Oaks, of Athens, Vt., 
30 March, 1852. 

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140 THE COLTON FAMILY. 

978. iv. Simon, b. 15 April, 1803, in Westminster, Vt. ; mar. Almira Nichols, 7 
Oct., 1830. She d. 19 June, 1872, and he mar., second, Clarissa Leavitt, 
24 June, 1873. 

979* ^* Elias, b. 10 Nov., 1805, in Westminster, Vt. ; mar. Rebecca G. Lom- 
bard, 10 Nov., 1831. She d. 25 Nov., 1832, and he mar., second, Persis 
Lombard, i May, 1833. She d. i June, 1885. He d. 27 April, 1891. 

487. LEVI" {Charles-''^ and Lucy {Parsons), Timothy, ^^ George,''^ 
Isaac^ George ^), b. 13 Oct., 1762, in Longmeadow, Mass.; mar. Free- 
love Chandler, dau. of Stephen and Freelove (Hancock) Chandler, 
25 March, 1798. He d. in Longmeadow, 12 Jan., 1828. She mar., 
second, John Warner, , 1831, and d. 13 Jan., 1865. 

Children all b. in Longineadow. 

980. i. Freelove, b. 31 Dec, 1798; d. 12 Jan., 1820. 

981. ii. LoviCE, b. 5 April, 1800; mar. Selden AUyn, 28 March, 1823. He d. 

in Longmeadow. She mar., second, Roswell Terry, 2d, of Enfield, 
Conn., 9 Sept., 1830. He was b. in Enfield, 4 March, 1800, and d. 
in Westfield, Mass., 24 March, 1862. She d. in Westfield, 7 May, 

1877. Children by first marriage: I. Selden L., b. ; mar. 

Catharine Tracy, of Sandisville, Mass. 2. Sylvester ; drowned at 
sea. Children by second marriage all b. in Enfield: 3. William, b. 
6 July, 1831 ; mar. Rebecca Weatherbee, of Southwick, Mass., i Jan., 
1850. She d. 12 Feb., i860, and he mar., second, Emilie M. White, 
of Southwick, 13 Nov., 1862. 4. Henry B.. b. 20 Nov., 1834; mar. 
Hellen Lowe, in Mokelumne Hill. Cal., 16 Nov.. 1871. 5. Joseph O., 

b. 6 June, 1837; mar. Abigail White, of Southwick, Mass., , 

1858. 

082. iii- Levi, b. 23 May, 1802 ; mar. Rachel Kent, of Caldwell, N. J., , 

1833. She d. 24 June, 1891. He d. 5 Feb., 1885. 

083. iv. Chauncev. b. 26 Jan., 1804; mar. Lavinia IT. Ware, of Oakham, 

Mass., 19 Jan., 1830. She d. 2 April, 1881. He d. 10 May, 1890, 
both in Springfield. 

984. V. Eliza, b. 19 Feb., 1806; mar. William Noah Allison. . She d. 17 

Oct., 1841. He d. in Centredale, R. L, 25 Sept., 1872. Children: 
I. Ann Eliza, b. 29 Dec, 1830, in Albany, N. Y. ; mar. William H. 
Bross, 25 May, 1852. 2. Louisa Amanda, b. 18 Feb., 1832, in Albany, 
N. Y. ; mar. Rev. R. L. Shuster, 21 Nov., 1853. 3. William Francis, 
b. 25 Oct., 1835, in New York City; mar. Mary Ann Brown, 27 
May, 1855. 4. Charles Henry, b. in Middletown, Conn., 20 Oct., 
1836. 

985. vi. Julia, b. 25 March, 1808; mar. Andrew King, of Suffield, Conn. 



SIXTH GENERATION. 141 

986. vii. Francis, b. 9 Sept., 1810; mar. Nancy Hill, of Marlboro, Conn., 29 
Nov., 1832. She was b. 17 June, 1810, and d. 30 March, 1867. 

987. viii. Nancy Amanda, b. 4 Oct., 1814; mar. Thomas O. Davis, 18 Sept., 1834, 

in New York City. He d. 3 Sept., i860, in Aspinwall, Panama, 
S. A. She d. in New York City, 9 May, 1858. Children: i. Har- 
riet Amanda, b. in Phelps, N. Y., 18 July, 1835 ; mar. Roderick 
Hogan, 16 Oct., 1862. 2. Sarah Ann, b. 10 July, 1838, in Cook Co., 
111.; mar. Oscar Purdy, 10 Sept., 1857. 3. Eliza Adelaide, b. il 
Feb., 1841, in New York City ; d. 10 March, 1843. 4. Thomas Colton, 
b. 24 Sept., 1843, in New York City ; d. in same 29 Dec, 1843. 

988. ix. Hannah, b. 2 Nov., 181 7; mar. Wm. F. Day, of Fitchburg, Mass., 

10 April, 1843. He was b. in Worcester, Mass., 14 Sept., 1814, and 
d. I Feb., 1879. Child: Julia Amanda, b. 13 Jan., 1845 ; d. 27 Sept., 
1867. 

491. SOLOMON « [Charles ^""^ and Lucy {Parsons), Timothy, ^^ 
Gcorge^^ Isaac/' George ^), b. 2 March, 1772, in Longmeadow, Mass.; 
mar. Elizabeth Hancock, dau. of William and Hannah (Long) Han- 
cock, 12 Oct., 1796. She was b. 20 Aug., 1772. He d. 31 Dec, 1838, 
in Longmeadow. She mar., second, Ebenezer Chandler Colton, 13 
Oct., 1845 (see No. 408). She d. 20 June, 1866, in Longmeadow. 

Children all b. in Longmeadow. 

989. i- Jonathan, b. 21 July, 1797; mar. Aurilla Royce, 12 June, 1820. He 
d. 17 March, 1863. She d. 17 April, 1870. Children: i. William 
Lucien, b. 1823; mar. Mary A. Bristol, in Philada., Pa., 15 March, 
1852. 2. A sister, mar. a lawyer, Mr. Grout, of Worcester, Mass. 3. 
Belle, mar. Mr. Koehler, of Worcester, Mass. 

990. ii. RousLEY, b. 29 April, 1799; d. — June, 1837. 

991. iii. Solomon, b. 3 Nov., 1800; d. 21 May, 1802. 

992. iv. Elizabeth, b. 12 Nov., 1802 ; d. 27 Aug., 1814. 

993. V. Lucy, b. 8 July, 1804. 

994. vi. Solomon, b. 15 June, 1807; mar. Eliza Filly, 17 Feb., 1829. She was 
b. 22 May, 1808, and d. in Charlestown, O., 29 Jan., 1873. 

995. vii. Aaron, b. 26 April, 1809; d. 27 April, 1833. 

996. viii. Stephen, b. 4 March, 1811. 

493. CHAUNCEY« {Charles ^""^ and Lucy {Parsons), Timothy,"^ 
Gcorge^^ Isaac^ George'^), b. 2 Dec, 1775, in Longmeadow, Mass.; 
mar. Laurahama Hancock, in Wilbraham, Mass., pub. 30 April, 1808. 
He d. 1 Oct., 1847, in Brimfield, Mass. She d. — Feb.,^ 1851. Lived 
in Monson, Mass. By trade a Tanner. 



142 THE COLTON FAMILY. 

Children recorded in Monson. 

997. i. Emeline, b. 16 Jan., 1810; mar. Calvin Bradway, of Monson, in Staf- 

ford, Conn. She d. in Nebraska City, Neb, — Nov., 1865. He d. in 
Macedonia, la, Sept., 1869. Children: i. Sophronia, b. — , 1833; mar. 
William Fay, in Palmer, Mass. No children. 2. Harriet Sophia, 
b. 8 Nov., 1835 ; mar. William Edwin Bucklin, in Palmer, Mass., 
— Nov., 1857; d. 29 Dec, 1882. Child: William Livere, b. 15 Nov., 
1863; mar. Alice Melinda Gilmore, in Smith Centre, Kan., 28 Nov., 
1884 (see below). Children: (a) Eugenie May, b. 2 Oct., 1885. (b) 
Harriet, b. 25 April, 1887. (c) George Edwin, b. 24 Aug., 1891. 
(d) John Willard and (e) Minnie, twins, b. 7 Aug., 1894. 3. Delia, 
h. 13 May. 184^ : m.ir. George W. Gilmore. 2 Oct.. iSSft. in Att- 
wood, Kansas. She d. 17 May, 1892, in Rawlins Co., Kan. No 
children of her own; step children: (a) Alice Melinda, b. 23 Aug., 
1869; mar. W. L. Bucklin, 28 Nov., 1884 (see above), (b) George 
W., b. 3 Dec, 1873 ; mar. Betsey Donald, — Nov., 1892. (c) Thomas 

M., b. 15 June, 1875. 4. William Livere, b. , 1847; mar. 

Mary Ann Fierstine, in Pottawattomie Co., lowx He d. in Potta- 
wattomie, 12 Feb., 1869. She d. — Sept., 1883, in Macedonia, Iowa. 

Children: I. Ella Sophronia, b. , 1864; mar. Burks; 

d. — Aug., 188 1, in Plattsmouth, Neb. 2. Charles William Livere, 
b. — May, 1868. 

998. ii. Adai.ine, b. 20 Feb., 1812; mar. Lyman Howard, in Stafford, Conn. 

Children: I. Orra, mar. John Aldrich, of Stafford, , 1859. 2. 

Martha. 3. Josephine. 4. Julia. 
009. iii- Almon S., b. i Sept., 1813 ; mar. Betsey Elson. She d. and he mar., 
Second, Minerva Peck, of Stafford, 18 Nov., 1849. She d. 12 Oct., 
1870. He mar., third, Mrs. Sophronia (Peck) Lyon, of Stafford, 
2 March, 1872. He d. 26 May, 1895, in Monson, Mass. Farmer. 
No children. 
1000. iv. Angei.ixe, b. 22 July, 1818; mar. Alonzo A. Howard, 18 Nov., 1835, 
in Stafford, Conn. He d. 23 June, 1841, and she mar., second, 
Joseph Dorsett, of Monson, Mass., 3 Oct., 1844, in North Wilbra- 
ham, Mass. He d. 31 Oct., 1870, in Monson Mass. Children: 1. 
Harriet Alvira, b. 24 Jan., 1837; mar. John Fay Hyde, 26 April, 
1870, in Sturbridge, Mass. He was b. 5 Aug., 181 7, in Sturbridge, 
and d. 3 Sept., 1889, in Buda, 111. 2. Alonzo Lyman, b. 9 April, 
1841 ; mar. Hannah E. Winter, of Stafford, 9 April, 1862. Children: 
(a) Frederick W., b. 18 Aug., 1869. (b) Mary A., b. 21 May, 1871. 
(c) Gertrude A., b. 4 Oct., 1874; d. 21 Dec, 1880. 3. Melvina, b. 
27 April, 1847; mar. George W. Chamberlain, 4 Oct., 1866. Child: 
Palmer Harrison, b. 8 June, 1869. 
lOOI. V. William F., b. 24 May, 182 1 ; mar. Mary Jane Shaw, of Stafford, 
Conn., 14 Oct., 185 1. 
I002. vi. Harriet, twin of William F., b. 24 May, 1821; d. 26 May, 1821. 



SIXTH GENERATION. 143 

502. OLIVER CROMWELL « {Caleb ^^"^ and Jerusha {Pierce), 
Timothy ^^ George,^^ Isaacj- George^), b. 12 April, 1791, in Cornish, 
N. H.; mar. Betsey Rice, 7 March, 1815. She was b. 15 Feb., 1796, 
and d. 18 May, 1870. He d. in Tampico, 111., 13 Feb., 1875. Farmer. 

Children. 

1003. i. RoSALlNA, b. 8 Feb., 1816, in Waitsfield, Vt. ; mar. Royal Tyler, in 

Montpelier, Vt., 8 Jan., 1839; d. 14 Nov., 1850, in Lake Mills, Wis. 
Children: i. John R., b. 27 Nov., 1839. 2. Melvina, b. 26 Feb., 
1841. 3. Eliza, b. 25 Nov., 1843. 4. Alonzo, b. 23 Oct., 1845. 5. 
Rosie, b. 12 Aug., 1847. 6. Edward S., b. 12 March 1850. 

1004. ii. Matild.a. Allen, b. 3 Aug., 1818, in Waitsfield, Vt. ; mar. Richard 

Bailey, 20 Oct., 1836. Children all b. in Berlin, Vt.: i. Chester 
Wright, b. 1 Jan., 1838; d. — June, 1838. 2. Rosalina Eliza, b. 17 
Sept., 1839. 3. George Curtis, b. i April, 1842. 4. Sarah Jane, b. 
22 Nov., 1844. 5. Mary Annette, b. 29 Aug., 1846; mar. Charles E. 
Lindsley, of Oneida, N. Y. 6. Charles Alphonso, b. 6 Sept., 1853. 
7. Edward P., b. 26 June, 1855. 

1005. iii. Deborah E., b. 18 June, 1S22, in Waitsfield, Vt. ; mar. Thomas Crane, 

20 April, 1848, in Mil ford, Wis. Children all b. in Fort Atkinson, 
Wis.: I. Betsy E., b. 7 April, 1849. 2. Olive Q., b. 21 Nov., 1850. 
3. Alice F., b. 13 July, 1852. 4. Matilda A., b. 12 July, 1854. 5- 
Jane M., b. 18 Dec, 1857. 6. Clara A., b. 22 Feb., 1861. 
1006. iv. D. Alphonso, M. D., b. in Montpelier, Vt, 27 July, 1824; mar. Julia 
A. Vickery, 6 June, 1855. 

1007. v. Cynthia Rosina, b. 9 Nov., 1830, in Montpelier, Vt. ; d. 28 Feb., 1833. 

1008. vi. Hulda Alsina, b. 5 Aug., 1835 in Montpelier; d. 20 March, 1836. 

503. NATHAN « {George ^^^ and Sarah {Colton), George,^^ 
George, ^^ Isaac^ George'^), b. 26 Oct., 1758, in Longmeadow, Mass.; 
mar. Anne Webber, of Brimfield, Mass.; pub. 15 July, 1780. He d. 
in Longmeadow, 9 Oct., 1797. His name appears many times in the 
records of the Revolutionary War between 1775 and 1780, among them 
as private in Capt. Gideon Burt's Co., Col. Timothy Danielson's Regt., 
15 June to 4 Aug., 1775 ; at Roxbury, 6 Oct., 1775 ; Capt. Asa Coburn's 
Co., Col. John Brooks', late Alden's Regt., 1 Feb., 1777. Capt. John 
Carpenter's Co. of guards, 15 March to 15 June, 1779, and agam 1 
Feb., 1780. 

Children. 

1009. i. Nathan Salter, b. ; d. in infancy. 

loio. ii. Nathan Salter, b. ; d. in infancy. 



144 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

504. ABISHAI, Rev. « {George -^'< and Sarah {Colton), George,^^ 
Georgc,^^ IsaacJ^ George,^), b. 4 May, 1761, in Longmeadow, Mass.; 
grad. at Yale Coll., 1783; mar. Abigail Ann Denison, dau. of William 
and Susanna Denison, of Strafford, Vt., and formerly of Stonington, 
Conn., 20 May, 1792. She was b. 4 Nov., 1756, in Stonington. He 
was called to the church in Springfield, Vermont, in 1789, but after 
investigating the situation, he declined. In that call the compensation 
was named as £55 the first year, £60 the second year, and £70 annually 
from and including the third year. The salary was to be paid annually 
by the middle of January, one-fourth in cash and the remainder in 
produce at the market rates. Was settled as pastor over the church in 
Stoddard, N. H., 16 Oct., 1793, and remained there till 9 Sept., 1795, 
soon after which time he was called to the pastorate of the church in 
Sandgate, Vt., where he labored faithfully for many years, and d. 
there 12 Jan., 1823. His widow d. in same place 21 Nov., 1834. 

Children. 

loii. i. Lyman, b. i8 March, 1793, in Stoddard, N. H.; d. 18 June, 1793, in 

Stoddard. 
IOI2. ii- Alonzo, b. 18 Oct., 1794, in Stoddard, N. H. ; mar. Laura McCoy, in 

Salem, Washington Co., N. Y., — March, 1826. She d. April, 1829, 

and he mar., second, Sarah H. Bliss, 20 Oct., 1829. She d. 23 May, 

1830. He d. 25 Sept., 185 1, in Sycamore, 111. 
1013. iii. William De.mson, b. 21 Jan., 1797, in Stoddard; d. 12 Aug., 1820, in 

Southern Illinois. 

1014. iv. Calvin Swan, b. 18 Oct., 1799, in Stoddard, mar. Harriet Hatch, 27 

Oct., 1828. He d. in Sycamore, 111., 11 June, 1872. 

1015. V. RuFus, b. 24 Oct., 1802, in Sandgate, Vt. ; mar. Caroline Robinson, 

30 Sept., 1824. He d. 25 April, 1850, in Sycamore, 111. 

1016. vi. Amanda, b. 29 Nov., 1804, in Sandgate ; d. 29 May, 1807, in Sand- 

gate. 

1017. vii. Adolpiius, b. 12 March, 1808, in Sandgate; d. 12 April, 1808, in Sand- 

gate. 

505. JULIUS" {George ^^' and Sarah {Colton), George,^"" George,''* 
Isaac? George'), b. 4 March, 1763, in Longmeadow, Mass.; mar. 
Sibyl Post, — Nov., 1789. She was dau. of Eldad and Hannah Case 
Post, of Post's Mills, Thetford, Vt., originally from Hebron, Conn. 
He lived in Sharon, Vt., and d. there 3 Dec, 1829. She d. in Boston, 



SIXTH GENERATION. 145 

Mass., 15 Dec, 1840. His name appears in the records of the Revolu- 
tionary War as having received bounty paid him 2 April, 1782, to ser- 
vice in the Continental Army three years. 

Children all b. in Sharon, Vt. 

ioi8. i. Calvin, b. 20 Aug., 1790; d. 20 April, 1799. ' 

1019. ii. AsENATH, b. II Feb., 1792; d. 184 — ; did not marry. 

1020. iii. Innocent, b. 7 Sept., 1793; d. 9 Dec, 1793. 

1021. iv. Lucy, b. 2 Dec, 1794; mar. James Coomes, son of John and Joanna 

(Colton) Coomes, i Dec, 1822 (see No. 380). He was b. 26 June, 
1794, and d. 4 April, 1867. She d. 5 May, 1876. Children i, 2 and 
3 b. in Longmeadow, the others in Sharon, Vt.: i. James M., b. 
7 Sept., 1823 ; d. in Andersonville Prison, Ga., 14 May, 1864. 2. 
William W., b. 10 May, 1825. 3. Julius C, b. 29 Aug., 1827; 
mar. Lottie D. Armstrong, of Mansion, Wis. 4. Lucy A., b. 3 Feb., 
1829; d. 28 July, 1831. 5. John B., b. 6 July, 1832; mar. Almira 
King Clark, of Enfield. Conn., 26 May, 1868. 6. Isaac W., b. 5 
March, 1834. 7. Elias, b. 23 Oct., 1835 : killed in the battle of Fair 
Oaks, Va., 31 May, 1S62. 8. Olive B., b. 15 April, 1837. 9. Lucy 
Jeannette, b. 20 Sept., 1838. 

1022. V. Flavia, b. 3 April, 1797; d. unmarried. 

1023. vi. Julius, b. 24 Dec, 1801 ; d. 28 Dec, 1824. 

1024. vii. Isaac Watts, b. 10 Nov., 1803 ; d. 28 Aug., 1828. 

1025. viii. LIiRAM, b. II April, 1806; mar. Sarah Church, dau. of Asa Church, 

of Dorchester, Mass., , 1828. She d. 2 Dec, 1832. He d. 

24 June, 1871. 

1026. ix. Sibyl, b. i Dec, 1808; d. — Jan., 1816. 

1027. X. Pamelia, b. 27 April, 1812; mar. Nehemiah Nelson, of Boston, Mass., 

22 May, 1834. She d. 6 April, 1850. He d. 17 Sept., 1861. Chil- 
dren: I. Clarimon P., b. 24 March, 1835. 2. Zerlina F., b. 20 June, 
1838; mar. Theodore Downing, 7 June, 1866. 3. H. Fletcher, b. 
10 June, 1845 ; d. g June, 1864. 

1028. xi. Sarah, b. 7 Oct., 18 14. 

1029. xii. Philinda, twin of Sarah, b. 7 Oct., 1814. 

506. ALPHEUS« {George^^'' and Sarah {Colton), George^"" 
George^^ Isaac, "^ George'^), b. — Dec, 1765, in Longmeadow, Mass.; 
mar. Lois Spencer, dau. of Ebenezer and Experience Spencer, of 
Somers, Conn., 31 Aug., 1786. Lived in Longmeadow, where he d. 
23 Oct., 1823. She d. 15 May, 1830. He enlisted 12 April, 1781, in 
Capt. Watson's 6th Co., 3rd Regt., Massachusetts troops, and is again 
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146 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

mentioned in the Colonial records under the name of Colton as private 
in Capt. William Watson's 6th Co., Col. John Greaton's 3rd Regt., 
commanded by Lieut.-Col. Millen under date of Dec, 1782, as having 
served 1 yr. 2 mos. 21 d. on muster roll Jan.-April, 1783. He is de- 
scribed as 5 feet 8 in., complexion fair (light), hair dark. Farmer. 

Children all h. in Longmeadoiv. 

1030. i. Alpheus Spencer, b. 2 May, 1788; mar. Sophia Taylor, of Enfield, 

Conn., 24 Feb., 1834, and settled in New London, Conn. No chil- 
dren. 

1031. ii. Lois, b. 23 Feb., 1791; mar. Wm. C. Silco.x, 31 Aug., 1812. She d. 

18 April, 1838. He d. 18 Feb., i860. Children: i. Julia, b. 15 
June, 1813. 2. Sarah Colton, b. i Nov., 1815. 3. Robert Spencer, b. 
6 April, 1816. 4. William Lyman, b. 28 Feb., 1820. 5. M.iry Jane, 
b. 6 Dec, 1830; d. 2 Oct., 1837, in Cleveland, Ohio. 
1032. iii- Nathax Titus Salter, b. 10 March, 1794; mar. Livinia Parker, in 
Vershire, Vt., 24 Oct., 1815. They settled in Brighton, N. Y., 
where she d. 19 Dec, 1872. He d. in Gaines, N. Y., 4 Feb., 1867. 

1033. iv. Experience, b. 6 April, 1797; mar. Josiah Hunt, pub. 18 Nov., 1818. 

He d. in Longmeadovv, 14 Oct., i860. She d. in Indianapolis, Ind., 
5 Feb., 1872. Children: I. James C, b. 31 Aug., 1819; mar. Elmina 
W. More ; d. 28 Sept., 1856, in Portage City, Wis. 2. Jerusha Maria, 
b. 3 June, 1824; d. 2 May, 1837. 3. Henry Clay. b. 27 June, 1834; 
mar. Caroline S. St. Clair, 3 June, 1869. She d. 9 June, 1878. 

1034. v. Harriet, b. 6 July, 1799; mar. Walter Bliss, 14 Dec, 1820. He d. 14 

Jan., 1861. She d. in Longmeadow, 21 Jan., 1866. Chtldrett: I. 
Noah, b. 3 March, 1822; mar. Julia Noble, 15 April, 1846. She was 
b. 6 Jan., 1822, in Blandford, Mass. 2. Mary Ann, b. 2 Dec, 1823 ; 
d. 31 Oct., 1825. 3. Mary Ann, b. 24 Dec, 1825; mar. Harrison 
Robinson, 3 Feb., 1858, in Longmeadow, Mass. He was b. 27 
Oct., 1817, in Blandford, Mass. She d. 12 Feb., 1877, in Long- 
meadow. He d. 10 Sept., 1875, in Blandford, Mass. 4. Edwin 
Newell, b. 29 Sept., 1827. 5. Henry Augustine, b. 27 Sept., 1829. 
6. Daniel, b. 2 Nov., 1832 ; mar. Mary Ragan, — April, 1876. 7. 
Catharine Louisa, b. 24 Oct., 1834. 8. William Edward, b. 30 Nov., 
1836. 9. Harriet Amelia, b. 6 May, 1839. 10. J. Elliott, b. 31 
Aug., 1841 ; d. in the Civil War, 7 Dec, 1862. 11. Lois Spencer, 2. 
26 May, 1845 ; d. 27 July, 1875. 

1035. ^^" J'^^iES, b. 7 Aug., 1801 ; mar. Lovise Calkins, 13 Nov., 1822, in Long- 

meadow. He d. in New York City, 2 July, 1852. She d. 14 Feb., 
1892, in Bonfield, 111. 

1036. vii. Levi Snow, b. 30 Sept., 1804; mar. Harriet , March, 1831. 

She d. about 1840. He d. in 1849 or 1850. 



SIXTH GENERATION. 147 

1037. viii. Daniel Lascassas, b. 25 Nov., 1806; d. 19 Dec, 1821. 
103S. ix. Noah, b. 22 Feb., 181 1; d. 29 Sept., 181 1. 



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507. DEMAS*^ {George''^'' and Sarah {Colton), George^^ George, 
Isaac- George'^), b. 26 Nov., 1767, in Longmeadow, Mass.; mar. 
Mary Woolworth, dau. of Richard and Lois (Colton) Woolworth, of 
Longmeadow, 6 Feb., 1789 (see No. 163). She d. 10 Oct., 1834. He 
mar., second, Mrs. Lucretia Barnes, of Middktown, Conn., 14 Feb., 
1836. She was b. 20 Oct., 1777, in Middletown, and d. in Cromwell, 
Conn., 20 Jan., 1870. He kept a public house in Longmeadow for 
for several years, from and after 1808. After the death of his wife, 
he removed to Upper Middletown, Conn., now Cromwell, where he d. 
1 Sept., 1854. 

Children all b. in Longmeadow. 

1039. i. Laura^ b. 15 Sept., 1789; mar. Daniel Burbank, 10 June, 1819. She d. 
in Longmeadow, 19 March, 1853. He d. in same, 23 July, 1865. 
Children all b. in Longmeadow, Mass: i. Chauncey Goodrich, b. 
6 Aug., 1821 ; d. 9 Oct., 1847, in Newark, N. J. 2. Mary Wool- 
worth, b. 29 April, 1823 ; mar. Dr. Lester Noble, 23 July, 1852, in 
Longmeadow, Mass. He was b. 11 Nov., 1819, in Blandford, Mass. 
.Child: Alice Louise, b. 11 March, 1855, in Longmeadow. 3. Daniel 
Erskine, b. 27 Jan., 1826; mar. Jerusha Bliss, 29 June, 1853, in 
Longmeadow. Children all b. in Longmeadow: (a) James Bliss, 
b. 16 July, 1854; mar. Martha Rebecca Beckwith, 25 June, 1878, 
Stafford Springs, Conn, (b) Eunice Louisa, b. 19 Oct., 1857; mar. 
William Colt Harding, of Longmeadow, 22 Oct., 1884. (c) Mary 
Woolworth, b. 9 April, i860; mar. Rev. Edward O. Dyer, of 
Sharon, Conn., 5 Jan., 1895. (d) William, b. ib May, 1862; d. 9 
Feb., 1863. 4. Louisa Philinda, b. 25 Jan., 1828; d. 3 Nov., 1864, 
in Longmeadow. 5. Samuel Dwight, b. 7 March, 1830; mar. Har- 
riet S. Bliss, 8 April, 1856, in Longmeadow, Mass. He d. 18 Dec, 
1879. Children: (a) George Dwight, b. 8 Nov., 1857; d. 17 Nov., 
1890. (b) Son, b. 17 April, i860; d. 2 May, i860, (c) Danie, b. 
TT SpDt.. t8^3: d. 7 Inly. l^f^A- (d) Tarrie Golden, h. 28 Nov., 
1866. 6. George Marshall, b. 4 March, 1834; mar. Caroline Golden, 
dau. of Bernard and Caroline (Mattison) Golden, 3 Jan., 1866. He 
d. 3 Jan., 1876, in New York. She was b. 18 Aug., 1834, in Ben- 
nington, Vt., and d. 5 May, 1872, in New York City. 
1040. ii. Phii.ixda, b. 4 Sept., 1791; d. 27 Nov., 1813. 

TO41. iii- George, Colonel, b. 29 Sept., 1793; mar. Lucretia L. Hoyt, in 



148 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

Springfield, Mass., ii Sept., 1816. He d. 5 Sept., 1839, in Spring- 
field, Mass. She d. in Holyoke, Mass., 10 Jan., 1879. 
1042. iv. Lois, b. 14 March, 1796; mar. Dea. Christopher Raymond Corn- 
stock, of Hartford, Conn., 10 July, 1822, as his second wife. He 
d. 18 Aug., 1861. She d. 9 Sept., 1873, in Lafayette, Indiana. 
Children: I. Sarah C, b. 10 May, 1823; mar. Peter S. Jennings, 
3 March, 1856; d. 12 July, 1876, in Lafayette, Ind. Child: Alice, 
b. — March, 1857, in Lafayette, Ind.; d. — Nov., 1857. 2. Frances, 

b. 28 Feb., 1825; d. , 1841, in Hartford, Conn. 3. Susan, 

b. 28 Feb., 1827; mar. Horace Johnson, in New York City, 30 
June, 1848; d. in New York, 3 Jan., 1895. Children: (a) William 
Henry, b. 27 March, 1850; d. 10 Aug., 185 1. (b) Alice Louise, 
b. 12 June, 1852, in Hartford, Conn. ; mar. William D. Babcock, 
M. D., 12 Feb., 1890, in Middle Haddam, Conn, (c) Ida Hay- 
wood, b. I Jan., 1858, in Middle Haddam. 4. Elizabeth Maria, 
b. 22 July, 1829; mar. William S. Peckham, 8 Sept., 1857, in East 
Hartford, Conn. 5. Louise, b. 12 Dec, 1831 ; mar. James Black- 
man, 7 Jan., 1857, in East Hartford, Conn. Child: James Herbert, 
b. 25 Sept., 1867. 6. William Walton, b. 18 Feb., 1834; mar. 
Julia Maria Colton (see No. 1646), i Jan., 1861. 7. Catharine A., 
b. 24 Oct., 1838; unmarried. 8. Charles Raymond, b. 14 Oct., 
1843; d. , 185 1, in Hartford, Conn. 

1043. V. Dem.\s, b. 24 March, 1798; mar. Harriet Ann Johnson, of Newark, 

N. J., 2 Nov., 1824. He d. in Newark, which place he had made 
his home for nearly fifty years, 25 June, 1874. 

1044. vi. Joseph Hutchins, b. 5 July, 1800; mar. Orrilla Clarissa Burnham, in 

Stockbridge, Mass.. 27 June, 1826. She was b. in Hartland, Conn., 
14 Nov., 1804, and d. in Brooklyn, N. Y., 21 Sept., 1870. He d. 
in Brooklyn, 19 July, 1893. 

1045. vii. Mary Woolworth, b. 30 Nov., 1802 ; mar. Lathrop Olmsted, in Long- 
meadow, 28 Dec, 1826. He was b. 26 Aug., 1800, in Enfield ; 
lived in Enfield, Conn., where their children were born. I. Timothy 
Lathrop, Rev., b. 26 Oct., 1S27; d. 29 June, 1888, in Joliet, 111. 2. 
Mary Colton, b. 24 Sept., 183 1. They removed to the West in 1836, 
and settled in Iowa. She d. 14 Oct., 1838, in Jones Co., Iowa. 
In the early days of the California gold excitement he joined a 

party going by the overland route, and d. , 1850. 

10.16. ^"iii- Lester, b. 4 April, 1805; mar. Amelia Holmes, in Glastenbury, Conn., 
18 March, 1833. He d. in Hartford, 16 June, 1834. She d. 12 
April, 1875. 

1047. ix. Angeuxe, b. 31 May, 1809; mar. Tracy, . He d. , 

1837, and she mar., second, Elijah Wentworth, 27 Nov., 1837, in 
Joliet, 111.; d. 25 July, 1858, in East Hartford, Conn. Children: 
T. Cornelia Eliza, b. 16 Aug., 1838, in Joliet; mar. Isham E. 



SIXTH GENERATION. 149 

Carr, in Prairie City, 111., i April, 1861. 2. George Colton, b. 17 
April, 1840, in Lyonsville, 111.; d. 17 Oct., 1858, in Houston, Tex. 
3. Sidney Tracy, b. 12 July, 1842. 4. Sarah Frances, b. 4 Nov., 
1844, in Lyonsville, 111. ; mar. Anderson P. White, in Maquon, 
111., 5 Jan., 1862. 5. Mary Louisa, twin of Sarah Frances, b. 4 
Nov., 1844; mar. Andrew M. Lester, of Springfield, Mass., — 
Dec, 1864. 6. William Eugene, b. 14 Sept., 1S46; d. in infancy. 
7. Charles Ncward, tvv'in of Wiiliar/i li., b. 14 oept., 1846 ; d. in 
infancy. 
1048. X. Chauncey Goodrich, b. 3 July, 181 1; d. 5 April, 1812. 

510. JONATHAN STRONG "^ {Jonathan^-"' and Elizabeth 
{Strong), Cornet Isaac,'''^ George^^, Isaac,- George'^), b. 3 July, 
1781, in Bolton, Tolland Co., Conn.; mar. Betsy Danielson,* in Butter- 
nuts, Otsego Co., N. Y., 15 Nov., 1803. She was b. 20 Feb., 1784, 
in Monson, Mass., and d. in Princeton, 111., 4 Oct., 1846. Resided at 
first in Champion, Jefferson Co., N. Y., and from about 1807 till 1835 
in Gouverneur, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y., removing thence to Princeton, 
111., where he d. 11 Dec, 1854. Farmer. In 1835 Jonathan Strong 
Colton, with his good wife Betsy and family of grown sons, left their 
beloved Gouverneur (N. Y.), and turned their faces towards the fertile 
lands of Northern Illinois — a long and tedious journey in those days. 
They went around the Lakes in a sail vessel, passing through Chicago, 
then a place of only 600, and settled at Princeton, 100 miles farther 
west (Co. seat of Bureau, on the C. B. and Q. R. R.). Here they 
purchased four farms within the sound of the church bells which began 
to ring in due season. Only two were left behind : Rev. Asa, to preach 
in the East, and Elizabeth, a beautiful Christian young lady full of 
promise, and the only daughter in that family of seven sons, who had 
been laid away in the quiet cemetery. Asa S. (Episcopal min.) had 
been married two years before at Princeton, N. J., and Heman S. the 
Cong, minister of the family, and Cyrus married in N. Y. in time to 
bring their wives with them. The other sons married later in 111. 
Every one of the sons selected estimable young women of noble heri- 
tage and intellectual ability. Before leaving the East, the Coltons 
joined a colony at Northampton, organized by Mass. people for mutual 

* This family name was subsequently, by common consent, changed to Donald- 
son. 



150 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

co-operation in promoting the cause of Christ and education in the 
virgin prairies of Illinois. This was the nucleus of the 1st Congrega- 
tional Church of Princeton, and was called the " Hampshire Colony 
Church." It was organized Oct. 20, 1831, by the main body of the col- 
ony, which came that year and was the first Congregational Church 
started in 111. Here for 17 years preached the noted abolitionist, Rev. 
Owen Lovejoy, commencing in 1839, on the second anniversary of his 
brother's martyrdom at Alton. To Princeton, at an early date, also 
came the four brothers of the famous poet, William Cullen Bryant, 
to make their homes, and no one who came to this beautiful part of 111. 
ever regretted their choice. It abounded in level, rich soil, excellent 
water, timber, and a pleasant variety of scenery, some of it really 
grand, along the rivers. Many of the fine old trees of Princeton were 
planted by the Poet, who often came out from Cummington, Mass., 
and when the High School was started (1866), the first township 
High School in 111., he created a perpetual Bryant fund for prizes in 
scholarship. Hon. John Howard Bryant, himself quite a poet, was one 
of the foremost men of affairs, and a personal friend of Abraham 
Lincoln. By the time Princeton had reached 5,000, it had 18 churches, 
the Congregational especially noted for church and college building and 
missionary zeal, and " whose pastors have been men of more than aver- 
age worth and ability." 'I'he underground R. R. had many ardent sup- 
porters in this section, promoted by the Lovejoys, Bryants, Coltons and 
other great-hearted pioneers, and throughout its exciting history, many 
a slave was helped to freedom. These and many other families of New 
England principle and zeal are largely responsible for the wonderful 
record of this prosperous state — the home of Lincoln and Grant. 

Children. 

1049. i- Asa Smith, Rev., b. 26 Oct., 1804, in Champion, N. Y. ; mar. Mar- 
garet Schenck ; dau. of Rev. William C. Schenck, in Princeton, 
N. J., 21 Feb., 1833. He d. 19 Aug., 1881. She d. 10 May, 1873, 
both in Princeton, N. J. 
1050. ii. Heman Swift, Rev., b. 2 Feb., 1807, in Champicn, N. Y. ; mar. 
Elvira Hart, of Turin, Lewis Co., N. Y., 8 Feb., 1833. He was 
pastor of the Congregational Church in Bristol, Kendall Co., 111., 
where he d. 27 Dec, 1877. No children. 



SIXTH GENERATION. 151 

1051. iii. Elizabeth, b. 31 Oct., 1808, in Gouverneur, N. Y. ; d. 16 May, 1833; 

did not marry. 
1052. iv. Chauncey Donaldson, b. 29 Aug., 1810, in Gouverneur, N. Y. ; 

mar. Emily Smith, in Princeton, 111., 12 Jan., 1837. She d. 8 Jan., 

1892. He d. 7 Aug., 1895, both in Princeton, 111. 
1053' '^- Cyrus, b. 13 Jan., 1814, in Gouverneur, N. Y. ; mar. Fidelia Pitcher, 

13 Aug., 1835. He d. 21 Nov., 1889. She d. 22 Sept., 1879, both in 

Princeton, 111. 
IC54. ^^* Egbert Ellenwood. b. 2 Dec, 1815, in Gouverneur, N. Y. ; mar. 

Nancy L. Smith, 2 Dec, 1840. She d. — May, 1843. He mar., 

second, Emily Kinsman, 2 Dec, 1845. He d. 9 Oct., 1855, in 

Princeton, 111. She d. — Jan., 1894. 
1055* ^"" Lewis Janes, b. 14 March, 1818, in Gouverneur, N. Y. ; mar. Mary 

Ann Phelps, 18 Nov., 1841. He d. 11 March, 1897, in Girard, Kan. 
1056. viii. Eli Russell, b. 13 July, 1820, in Gouverneur, N. Y. ; mar. Amelia 

Maria Smith, 26 Jan., 1843. She d. 21 Aug., 1867, and he mar., 

second, Mrs. Catharine R. (Groot) Sherwood, 19 Dec, 1870. He 

d. 30 Jan., 1891. 

512. WILLIAM'' {Jonathan'''''' and Elizabeth {Strong), Cornet 
Isaac^'^ George^^ Isaac ^ George'^), b. 3 June, 1785, probably in Bol- 
ton, Conn.; mar. Hannah Dorwin, , 1807, in Champion, Jeffer- 
son Co., N. Y. She was b. 18 June, 1781, and d. 17 Sept., 1863. He 
d. 9 Nov., 1864. He had an excellent knowledge of music considering 
his opportunities, and this he imparted to his children, his son William 
Henry following it as a profession. They went to Gouverneur (fr. 
Champion, N. Y.) about 1808, when the place contained scarcely half 
a dozen families. Here they cleared land and built their rude homes, in 
which they held services until they could organize a church, which they 
did in 1817, under the name of the 1st Presbyterian or Congregational 
Church of Gouverneur. The six persons who formed the first roll of 
membership in the years before this were all Coltons by name or re- 
lated by marriage. The first church building had seats of rough slabs 
and a rude pulpit of unplaned boards, and with no means of heating in 
winter. Many of the members came long distances, over bad roads 
and with slow ox teams. But this faithful band put their trust in God, 
and hoped for better things, and they were not disappointed. The 
settlement of the town was during the troublesome times of the war 
of 1812, and the lands were held by wealthy capitalists of other parts. 
In time a rough element crept in, and much wickedness, until Rev. 



152 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

Charles G. Finney came to the rescue m 1825, and Gouverneur ex- 
perienced a great revival, and profanity ceased. At this time 87 new 
members vv^ere added to the Cong. Ch. (and many to the Baptist, 
which was the older church). For 25 years William Colton was 
Deacon in his chmxh, and held other important offices, as did also 
Jonathan. For 25 years Hannah Colton (Mrs. William) was tract 
distributor. For many years these beloved brothers, and their excel- 
lent wives, all of Puritan heritage, lived side by side and labored 
together for a community of education and religion, which was far-reach- 
ing in its influence for good. In these homes, each day was commenced 
with reading of the Bible and prayer, and at night a word of prayer 
preceded the " good nights " and hymns of praise. It is not strange 
then that this happy band of young people, though surrounded by ad- 
verse circvunstances, grew into noble men and women, prepared to live 
sweet, strong, resourceful lives and fill responsible positions. A num- 
ber of them taught school, some of the girls when only 15 years of 
age. Some of them taught singing, and the two older boys became 
ministers of the gospel, while the youngest one eventually took up law. 
If there were any " black sheep " in these families it has never been 
discovered. They contracted no bad habits other than hard work, 
drank nothing stronger than tea or coffee, used no tobacco in any form, 
with the single exception that the lawyer smoked cigars. All gave 
themselves to the church — some of them while very young. 

Children, excepting Nos. i and ii, all b. in Gouverneur, N. Y. 

1057. i. Unnamed Son, b. and d. , 1808. 

1058. ii- Wii.i.iAM Henky. b. 20 Sept., iSoq, in Champion, N. Y. ; mar. Maria 
Dame, of Belleville, Hastings Co., Ontario, Can., 22 May, 1837. 
He d. 12 Aug., 1882. She d. 5 Sept., 1887. 

1059. iii. Nancy Ann. b. 12 July, 1811; mar. Silas Freeman, 14 Feb., 1833, 

in Gouverneur, N. Y. Children all b. in Champion, N. Y.: I. 
William P.. b. 20 Dec, 1833; grad. at Yale Coll., 1859. 2. George 
Colton, b. 5 Nov., 1836; mar. Mary Burns, 18 April, i860. 3. 
Frances Maria, b. 5 Oct., 1838 ; mar. William Graves, 5 April, 
1868. 4. Silas Augustine, b. 19 Oct., 1855. 

1060. iv. Jane D., b. 20 Sept., 1814; mar. Smith W. Tuller, in Colborne, On- 

tario, Can., — Feb., 1834. She d. — Jan., 1881, in Willington, 
Erie Co., N. Y. He d. , 1879. Children: i. Orlando Pren- 
tiss, b. 2 July, 1837. in Colborne, Ont. ; mar. Clara Hovey, in 



SIXTH GENERATION. 153 

Rochester, N. Y., — Oct., 1866. 2. Frances Eerna, b. 12 Sept., 

1839, in Peterboro, Ont. ; mar. Ambrose Bracktle, , 1857, in 

Rushford, Allegheny Co., N. Y. 3. Doma Adell, b. 11 May, 1844, 
in Rushford, N. Y. ; mar. Judson N. Woodworth, 10 Oct., 1865, in 
Yorkshire, Cattaraugus Co., N. Y. She d. 16 Oct., 1890, in 
Buffalo, N. Y. Children: (a) Earle J., b. 8 June, 1S68. (b) 
Leon B., b. 4 March, 1874. 4. Inez Geraldine, b. 22 May, 185 1, in 
Rushford, N. Y. ; mar. Fred'k Gibson, in Buffalo, N. Y., 3 April, 
1871. 5. Willie Eddie, b. 19 Feb., 1855, in Rushford. 

1061. V. Samantha M., b. 26 Aug., 1816; mar. Ezariah Maynard, , 

1835. Children: I. Frederick B., b. 18 Jan., 1836; d. in Greenfield, 
Mass., 12 July, 1854. 2. Emily S., b. g Feb., 1838; mar. Frank 
Delano, in Watertown, N. Y., 15 March, 1861. 3. George H., b. 
18 Aug., 1839. 4. Robert M., b. i Jan., 1841 ; d. 25 Aug., 1863, in 
St. Louis Soldiers' Hospital. 5. Louise, b. 29 March, 1843 ; mar. 
Wm. B. McComber, in Henderson, N. Y., 25 Dec, 1865. 6. Fred- 
erick Hoyt, and 7. Frank White, twins, b. 24 Sept., 1854. 8. Pitf; 
. 9. Dennis. 

1062. vi. Emily, b. 14 Sept., 1818; mar. Barnard Case, 8 Jan., 1832, in Gou- 

verneur, N. Y. Children: i. Henry Judson, b. 9 Feb., 1834; mar. 
Nancy Pierce, 26 Dec, 1854, in Champion, N. Y. 2. Gilbert, b. 
16 July, 1839; mar. Lucinda Hubbard, 29 Oct., 1861, in Carthage, 
N. Y. 

1063. vii. Sophia, b. 16 July, 1820; mar. David Skinner, about 1842, in Gou- 

verneur, N. Y. She d. 17 Jan., 1854, in Naperville, 111. He d. 4 
Jan., 1887, in West Union, Iowa. Children: i. Harrison Zenophan, 

b. 17 Feb., 1844, in . At the breaking out of the Civil War 

he was a promising student in Wheaton College. He enlisted in the 
36th 111. Inf., Co. K., and was killed 8 Oct., 1862, in the battle of 
Perryville, Ky. 2. A daughter, b. 21 May, 1846; d. in infancy. 
3. Arabell Sophia (Clymena Arabell), b. 4 Jan., 1850, in Hartland, 
111.; mar. Elijah Bond, 12 Jan., 1871, in Elgin, 111. He was b. 
in England, 22 April, 1846. He enlisted in the 17th 111. Cavalry, 
Co. H., I Jan., 1863, and was mustered out 15 Dec, 18&4. He 
participated in several important engagements. Children: (a) 
William Henry, b. 17 Oct., 1871, in Bloomingdale, 111. (b) Har- 
rison Clarmont, b. 17 July, 1873, in Bloomingdale, 111. (c) Ger- 
trude Anna, b. 16 May, 1875, in Bloomingdale, 111. (d) Marion 
Elijah, b. 10 Oct., 1877, in Bloomingdale, 111. (e) Clarence Albert, 
b. II July, 1879, in Bloomingdale, 111. (f) EUsie Genevieve, b. 14 
March, 1881, in Bloomingdale, 111.; d. 21 June, 1883. (g) Eddie 
May, b. 4 April, 1884, in Fremont, Iowa; d. 8 April, 1884. (h) 
Ellsworth Howard, b. 26 April, 1885, in Fremont, Iowa, (i) Birdie 
Amelia, b. 15 March, 1887, in Fremont, Iowa, (j) Guy Raymond, 



154 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

b. II July, 1889, in Bloomingdale, 111. (k) Ellsie Beatrice, b. 10 
Jan., 1892, in Fremont, Iowa. 4. Amaziah Benjamin (name 
changed to A. H. White), b. 3 June, 1852, in Elk Grove, 111. 

1064. viii. Erastus Strong, b. 23 July, 1822 ; d. 22 June, 1823. 

1065. ix. Amanda M., b. 14 May, 1824; d. 7 June, 185 1. 

1066. X. Louisa Maria, b. 13 Dec, 1826; mar. James Porter Scott, 29 Sept., 

1841, in Colborne, Ont., Can. He was b. 12 May, 1817, and d. 25 
Nov., 1855. Children b. in Colborne: I. Mary Louisa, b. 16 July, 
1843 ; mar. Job Male, 27 Aug., 1864, in Colborne. He was b. S Aug., 
1844. She d. 22 April, 1866. Child: Mary Louise, b. 28 March, 
1866; mar. Charles W. Glenny, 5 Jan., 1888. Their children: (a) 
Nellie Louisa, b. 15 Oct., 1888; d. 21 Feb.. 1891. (b) Pearl Louisa, 
b. 2 Jan., 1893. (c) Percy Male, b. 5 Jan., 189S. 2. Egbert Dor- 
win, b. 2 March, 1845 ; mar. Hester Ann Keddick, 24 June, 1868. 
She was b. 24 June, 1847, and d. 25 Feb., 1877. He mar., second, 
Levinia Elvira Colton, i Jan., 1879. in Freeport, 111. 3. Adelaide 
Elizabeth, b. 30 July, 1851 ; mar. Job Male, 10 June, 1867, as his 
second wife. Children all b. in Colborne, Ont., Can.: (a) Ida 
Eugene Alexandria, b. 18 Oct., 1872. (b) Helen Addie Maud, b. 
8 May, 1876. (c) Mabel Vinnie Clare, b. 2 June. 1886. (d) Violet 
Hazel Allma, b. 25 May, 1888. 

1067. xi. Elizabeth H., b. 8 Nov., 1828; d. 5 Dec, 1846. 

1068. xii. Roxanna, b. 23 March, 1831 ; d. 4 Dec, 1844. 

516. MANLY « {Joseph -^^ and Betsy {Ehiridgc), Gideon^ 
Joseph,^^ Isaac? George^), b. 18 June, 1796, in Pompey, Onondaga 

Co., N. Y. ; mar. Mary A. Stoddard, . She d. 10 May, 1847. 

He d. 14 March, 1852. 

Children all b. in Buffalo, N. Y. 

1069. i. Mary E., b. 9 Oct., 1824; mar. Robert H. Shearman, in Buffalo, 6 

April, 1852. He d. 14 Sept., 1867. in Utici, N. Y. Children both b. 
in Buffalo: i. Robert Haight. b. 18 July. 1853. 2. James Colton, 
b. 9 Feb., 1855 ; mar. Lillie Smith, of Marshall, Mich., 3 Aug., 1875. 

1070. ii. James Tupper, b. , 1826; d. in Washington. D. C, i May, 1861. 

1071. iii. Catharine Louise, b. 17 June, 1829; mar. Ransom S. Haight. 9 July, 

1851. He d. in Troy, N. Y., i May. 1862. Children: I. Mary Stod- 
dart, b. 28 April, 1853; d. 27 Aug., i860. 2. Martha, b. 15 Oct., 
1854; d. 3 Aug., i860. 3. I. Martense, b. 29 Jan., 1856. 

1072. iv. Joseph Manly, b. 31 July, 1831 ; d. at sea, 1852. 

1073. V. Henry R. Seymour, b. i Sept.. 1833; mar. Elizabeth Pope, dau. of 
Alexander Pope, of Boston, Mass.. 13 July, 1871. She d. 29 Aug., 
1896. 



SIXTH GENERATION. 155 

1074. vi. Jane Ann^ b. 10 Dec, 1841 ; mar. Alexander Pope, of Boston, Mass., 

20 May, 1864. He d. in Houghton, L. S., Mich., 6 June, 1874. 
Child: Alexander, b. 14 July, 1865, in Houghton. 

518. DANIEL ELDRIDGE « {Joseph~^^ and Betsy {Eldridge), 
Gideon/'' Joseph^^ Isaac,^ George^), b. 13 April, 1802, in Pompey, 
Onondaga Co., N. Y. ; mar. Wilhelmina Louisa Sallean, in New Or- 
leans, La., 10 Oct., 1835. She was b. in Arnse, Prussia, 27 Sept., 1814, 
and d. 28 Dec, 1880. He d. 28 Dec, 1884. Resided in New Orleans. 
During the greater portion of his life he followed the occupation of an 
expert accountant and bookkeeper. 

Children all b. in Nc-w Orleans, La. 

1075. i. Charles Henry Eldridge, b. 8 July, 1836 ; mar. Sarah E. Wilson, 

18 Feb., 1865. No children. He d. 30 May, IQ03. She d. May, 
1904. 

1076. ii. Frederick Eldridge, b. 14 Dec, 1837; d. 23 May, 1839. 

1077. iii. Wilhelmina Louisa, b. 18 April, 1840; mar. Dr. James W. Barnum, 

27 Sept., 1865. She d. 28 Sept., 1897, in New Orleans, La. He was 

b. , 1837, in Kendall, Orleans Co., N. Y. ; d'. 30 Jan., 1898, 

in Buffalo, N. Y. No children. 

1078. iv. William Eldridge, b. i Aug., 1841 ; was killed at battle of Sharps- 

burg, 17 Sept., 1862, while carrying the Southern colors. 

1079. V. Juliette Amelia, b. 11 Dec, 1842; d. 21 July, 1S44. 

1080. vi. Julia Emma, b. 25 Sept., 1844; d. 28 Oct., 1907. 

1081. vii. Theodore Seymour, b. 7 March, 1846; d. 24 Nov., 1858. 

1082. viii. Olivia Jane, b. 4 Dec, 1847; d. 4 Aug., 1854. 

1083. ix. Henry Clay, b. 28 Feb., 1850; mar. Ella Bargay, 21 Aug., 1893, in 

Springville, N. Y. She was b. in Olean, N. Y., 18 Sept., 1858. Re- 
sides in Buffalo, N. Y. No children. 

1084. X. Sarah Amelia, b. 15 , 1852; d. 28 Oct., 1907. 

1085. xi. Matilda Olivia, b. 21 Feb., 1854. 

1086. xii. Camilla Elizabeth, b. 30 Nov., 1855 ; mar. John F. Champenois, of 

Shubula, Miss., 20 Jan., 1881. He d. 14 Feb., 1900. She mar., 
second, O. A. Fairex, 21 Jan., 1902. Children: I. Eldridge Cclton 
(Champenois), b. 7 Aug., 1882; mar. 17 April, 1901, Minnie Fer- 
guson. Child: Larance Champenois, b. 11 March, 1902. 2. Fern, 
b. x8 Dec, 1883; mar. 18 Oct., 1906, Jesse S. Nance. 3. William 
Lewis, b. 12 Aug., 1886. Resides in Hattiesburg, Miss. 

531. HENRY « {Joseph^^^ and Elizabeth {Eldridge), Gideon,'''' 
Joseph}^ Isaac.- George'^), b. in Pompey, Onondaga Co., N. Y., 23 



156 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

Aug., 1808; mar. Jane A. Carpenter, in Buffalo, N. Y., 2 May, 1833. 
She d. 17 March, 1893. He d. 27 Oct., 1849, both in Buffalo, N. Y. 
He passed the early part of his business life as a clerk in the hardware 
store of his brother Manly. Was at one time bookkeeper in the old 
United States Bank, which, after a few months, he resigned on account 
of ill health. In the summer of 1832, with small means but plenty of 
courage and substantial friends to aid him, he opened a hardware store 
on the corner of Main and Genessee Sts., Buft'alo, and continued it a 
few years, when he changed it to a wholesale and retail flour and feed 
store, in which business he continued till his death. 

Children both h. in Buffalo, N. Y. 

1087. i. Mary Jane, b. 10 Dec, 1839 ; mar. Thomas McKee, 18 Nov., 1866. 

Child: Henry Colton, b. 14 Aug., 1873. 

1088. ii. Henry Eldridge, M. D., b. 22 Jan., 1845; d. 15 June, 1893; unmarried. 

He took a full medical course of study in the University of Mich- 
igan, at Ann Arbor, and afterwards attended two full courses of 
lectures in the Homeopathic Hospital College in Cleveland, Ohio, 
graduating 14 Feb., 1872. He was a practicing physician in Buffalo. 

5'i5, CARLOS" {Dr. Walter-^'' and Nancy {Brace), Gideon;''' 
Joseph,^^ Isaac,- George^), b. 29 July, 1800, in Pompey, Onondaga 
Co., N. Y. ; mar. Sophia A. Brigham, in Monguanon, now Trenton, 
Mich., 21 Dec, 1832. She d. in Toledo, Ohio, 3 April, 1876. He 
accompanied his father during his services as surgeon in the War of 
1812 (see No. 236) ; was taken prisoner at the capture of Oswego, 
and detained on board H. M. sloop Wolfe for one month ; was chosen 
County Clerk of Monroe Co., Mich., and subsequently was extensively 
engaged in the shipping business in Monroe and Toledo, to which latter 
place he removed in 1869. Secretary of the Mutual Ins. Co., of Toledo, 
for many years, and during most of that time was also Secretary and 
Treasurer of the Toledo Board of Trade, and, later, in connection with 
his youngest son, was engaged in the general insurance busmess in 
Toledo. He d. 6 April, 1882, in St. Louis, Mo., at the house of his 
daughter Mrs. Daughaday. 

Chiidren. 

1089. i- Abram Walter, b. 26 Dec 1834. in Adams, Seneca Co., Ohio; mar. 



SIXTH GENERATION. 157 

Catharine Van Horn, in Bergen, N. J., 26 Dec, 1869. He d. 20 
Sept., 1909. 

1090. ii. Ellex Bronson, b. 5 Oct., 1839, in Monroe, Mich. ; d. 25 March, 1840. 

1091. iii. Annie Sophia, b. 21 July, 1842, in Monroe, Mich.; mar. Hamilton 

Daughaday, in Toledo, Ohio, 2 May, 1866. He is President and 
Manager of the Crystal Water Co., of St. Louis, Mo. Children: 
I. Annie Col ton, b. in Toledo, i April, 1867; mar. Tracy Corey 
Drake, of Chicago, 111., 12 Jan., 1893, in St. Louis, Mo. Child: 
Carlos Corey, b. 26 Jan., 1900, in Chicago, 111. 2. Ella M-mning, b. 
24 July, 1871, in Toledo, O. 3. Sophia Colton, b. 17 Jan., 1874, in 
St. Louis, Mo. 4. Carlos Colton, b. i July, 1879, in St. Louis, Mo. 
5. Hamilton, b. 12 Dec, 1881, in St. Louis, Mo. 

1092. iv. Hamilton Charles, Lieut., b. 10 July, 1844, in Monroe, Mich. ; d. at 

Cumberland, Md., 10 Aug., 1862, then Lieut., Co. A., 84th Regt., 
Ohio Vol., having in his brief life of 18 years given great promise 
of future excellence in both civil and military life. 
1093. V. Alpheus Felch, b. 27 Aug., 1846, in Monroe, Mich. ; mar. Nelly Neal, 
dau. of John S. Neal, of Toledo, Ohio, 18 March, 1886. He d. 22 
April, 1898, in Toledo, O. 

53*7. HAMILTON « {Dr. Walter ''^^ and Nancy {Brace), Gideon^ 
Joseph,^^ Isaac,- George^), b. 23 Feb., 1805, in Manlius, N. Y. ; mar. 
Melinda S. Allen, in Monroe, Mich., 12 Sept., 1833. She d. 24 Dec, 
1889. He d. in Milan, Ohio, 3 Dec, 1878. He inherited the literary 
tastes of his father in a marked degree; was in business in Milan 
many years, but the latter part of his life was, from ill health, an en- 
forced retirement from care, and during this time he made frequent 
valuable contributions to the public press. 

Children. 

1094. i- Sheldon, b. 9 Jan., 1835, in Milan, Ohio ; mar. Mary L. Whiting, in 
Granville, Ohio, 4 Oct., 1864. 

1095. ii. Carlos, b. 8 Aug., 1837, in Milan, O. Resides in Toledo, O. 

1096. iii. Charlotte, b. 21 June, 1839, in Monroe, Mich. ; mar. James Powers 

Carter, 21 June, 1859, in Milan, O. He was b. 17 March, 1825, in 
Greene Co., N. Y. Resides in Youngstown, O. Children: i. Carrie 
Belle, b. 6 June, i860, in Milan, O. ; d. there 20 March, 1865. 2. 
Elizabeth Moore, b. 11 Aug., 1861, in Milan. 3. Hamilton Colton, 
b. II Sept., 1866; mar. Frances Bailey, in Norfolk, Va., 29 Sept., 
1892. Child: Sheldon, b. 11 Oct., 1895. 4. Herbert, b. 7 Nov., 1867, 
in Chicago, 111.; d. there 13 Nov., 1867. 5. Clara, b. 15 Jan., 1873, 
in Chicago; d. 25 July, 1873. 



158 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

1097. iv. Caroline, b. 19 Oct., 1843, in Milan. 

1098. V. Cornelia, b. 22 Jan., 1845, in Milan; mar. Asa R. Cole, 17 Sept., 

1868. Settled first in Port Austin, Mich., later went to Port Huron, 
Mich. Children: I. Mary Raymond, b. 20 May, 1870, in Port 
Austin; mar. David L. Ballentine, in Port Huron, 16 Dec., 1891. 
2. Giles Francis, b. 7 March, 1875, in Port Huron. 3. Una Louise, 

b. 5 Nov., 1877, in Port Huron; mar. McLane, of Port 

Huron, Mich. 

1099. vi. Cordelia, b. 23 Dec, 1847, in Milan, O. 

530. AMBROSE « [Ambrose-^' and Sibyl {Button), Gideon,''' 
Joseph,^*' Isimcr George ^), b. 10 June, 1808, in Agawam, Mass.; mar. 
Adaline Calkins, of Springfield, Mass., 11 Feb., 1830. She d. 4 Oct., 
1842, in Springfield, and he mar., second, Louisa Calkins, of Wilbra- 
ham, Mass., 23 Oct., 1845. She was b. 11 Oct., 1817. He was em- 
ployed by the U. S. Govt, in the Springfield armory lor many vears. 
Lived in Springfield, Mass., where he d. 8 Oct., 1892. 

Children by first wife, Adaline, aJl b. in Springfield, Mass. 

1 100. i. Albert Button, b. 26 Sept., 1830; mar. Mary A. L. Dolbeare, 25 Feb., 

1854, in Louisville, Ky. Founder and machinist, living in Franklin, 
Ind. No chitdriti. 

Iioi. ii. Celestia Delriva. b. 19 March, 1833; mar. John Adams Baker, 21 
Oct., 1852. Children b. in Springfield, Mass.: I. Merelyn Marshall, 
b. 5 July, 1853; d. 28 June, 1858. 2. Mary Adaline, b. 11 June, 
1858; mar. Harry S. Howard, of New Haven, Conn., 3 May, 1880. 
Children: (a) Zina May, b. 20 May, 1881. (b) Storey Baker, b. 20 
Nov., 1884. (c) Rhey King. b. 7 July, 1887. (d) Hazel Adaline, b. 
4 March, 1889. 3. Lillie Orrill, b. 9 Feb., 1862; mar. William R. 
White, of New Haven, Conn., 23 June, 1887. 4. Susan Belle, b. 14 
July, 1864; mar. Frank Payne, of Springfield, Mass., 9 June, 1885. 
Children: (a) Gertrude Belle, b. 23 Aug., 1886. (b) Herbert Frank- 
lin, b. 3 Dec, 1888. (c) Raymond Arland, b. 22 Sept., 1896. 

I102. iii. E.merette Frances, b. 18 Oct., 1835; mar. William Hoadley Augur, 
of Miiford, Conn., 13 July. 1858. Children b. in Mil/ord: i. Charles 
Henry, b. 21 Jan., i860; mar. Emma Frances Higgins, 4 Oct., 1886. 
Children: (a) Richard Francis, b. 11 Sept., 18S7. (b) Donald 
Glenny, b. 28 May, 1889. (c) Helen, b. 30 Jan., 1895. 2. William 
Albert, b. 18 Jan.. 1862 ; mar. Anna Miner Baldwin. 20 Oct., 1892. 
Children: (a) William Russell, b. 26 Aug., 1893. (b) Tracy Bald- 
win, b. 27 June, 1896. 3. Sophia Hoadley, b. 23 Jan., 1869; mar. 
Newton Booth Burt, 20 June, 1893. Children: (a) Lyndon Miller, 



SIXTH GENERATION. I59 

b. 29 March, 1895. (b) Pauline, b. 29 July, 1897. 4. Bernice C, 
b. 4 July, 1876. 

Children by second luife, Louisa, all b. in Springfield. 

1 103. iv. Gerana H., b. 30 Dec, 1848; unmarried. 

1104. V. Idelle J., b. 21 Aug., 1856; mar. William D. Bigelow, son of Jotham 

P. and Mary J. Bigelow, of Springfield, Mass., 8 Oct., 1878. He 
was b. 5 May, 1852, in Springfield. Children: i. William Walter, 
b. 3 March, 1884. 2. Ruth Colton, b. 23 Feb., 1888. Resides in 
Springfield, Mass. 

1 105. vi. Katie L., b. 6 June, 1859; unmarried. 

531. CHARLES" {Ambrose ^^^ and Sibyl {Button), Gideon;^' 
Joseph/^ Isaac/ George^), b. 5 June, 1810, in Agawam, Mass.; mar. 
Mary M. Cooley, of Sunderland, Mass., 25 Nov., 1841. She d. 13 
Aug., 1875. He lived on a farm in Agawam, Mass., where he d. 13 
Oct., 1881. 



•) 



Children both b. in Agawam. 

1106. i. Mary L., b. 21 Oct., 1843; mar. Bridgeman J. Manley, 17 Nov., 1862. 

He was b. 20 June, 1843 in Columbia Conn. No children. 

1 107. ii. MoRiAii Jane. b. 20 Dec, 1843; mar. Billings Cooley, of Longmeadow, 

Mass., 2 June, 1868. He was b. in East Longmeadow, 28 Feb., 
1839. Child: Charles Leon, b. 23 Aug., 1871 ; mar. Clara Burton, 
of Manchester, England, 2 May, 1894. Child: Clarence Burton, b. 
23 June, 1896. 

534. HENRY « {Ambrose-^' and Sibyl {Button) , Gideon^ Joseph,''^ 
Isaac/ George^), b. 21 Oct., 1815, in Agawam, Mass.; mar. Martha 
O. Taylor, of Pelham, Mass., 6 Feb., 1845. He d. 13 July, 1862. She 
was b. 17 Nov., 1816, and d. 22 Sept., 1877. 

Children all b. in Springfield, Mass. 

1 108. i. Sibyl D., b. 5 Dec, 1845; mar. James S. Houghton, of Westfield, 

Mass., 24 Nov., 1868. He was b. in Brattleboro, Vermont, 26 
March, 1839, and d. in Westfield, 13 April, 1876. Children b. in 
Westfield, Mass.: i. Henry Everett, b. 12 Sept., 1869; mar. Mar- 
guerite Agnes Tehan, 3 July, 1889. She was b. in Westfield, 11 Oct., 
1870. Children: (a) Harry Everett, b. 3 Nov., 1889. (b) Hazel 
Ella, b. 2 Dec, 1891 ; d. 6 Aug., 1892. 2. Jessie Martha, b. :o Feb., 



160 THE COLTON FAMILY. 

1871 ; mar. Harrison Word Marshfield, of Springfield, Mass., 13 
Oct., 1896. He was b. in Brooklyn, N. Y., 28 Sept., 1864. 3. James 
W., b. 22 Oct., 1873. 

1109. ii. Amanda L., b. 12 June, 1847; unmarried. 

1 1 10. iii. Julia S., b. 17 Feb., 1852; d. in Cabot Mass., 11 Oct., 1853. 
mi. iv. Hattie M., b. ii Dec, 1856; unmarried. 

539. RUFUS« {Joseph''^ and Eleanor {Bartlctt), Benjamin,^''' 
Benjamin,^^ Isaac^ George'^), b. 8 Oct., 1776, in Wilbraham, Mass.; 
mar. Mary Button, of Agawam, Mass., 21 April, 1801. She was b. 
20 Jan., 1778, and d. 10 Aug., 1808. He mar., second, Lucretia Day, 
of Holyoke, Mass., 22 Feb., 1809. She was b. 6 Sept., 1787, and d. 
18 Jan., 1861, in West Springfield, Mass. He is recorded as " Lieu- 
tenant," but was generally known as " Deacon," an office he held from 
early manhood. He was active, enterprising, and strictly upright in all 
his dealings. For more than thirty years he kept the tavern in West 
Springfield, Mass., and at one time owned a line of stages, and ran 
them between Springfield, Mass., and Albany, N. Y. Later he kept 
a hotel in Hartford, Conn., for about ten years, and then returned 
to West Springfield to spend his remaining days. He d. 12 June, 1862, 
in Northfield, Conn., while on a visit to his son Rev. Erastus Colton. 

Children hy first wife, Mary, all b. in West Spring fidd. 

1 1 12. i. Eleanor, b. 5 April, 1802; mar. Zebina Bagg, of West Springfield, 17 

March, 1828. He was b. in 1788. She d. 18 Jan., 1885. Children 
all b. in West Springfield: I. Rufus, b. 22 Feb., 1830; d. at sea 
i860. 2. Annie, twin of Rufus, b. 22 Feb., 1830; unmarried. 3 

Mary, b. , 1834; d. in infancy. 4. Edward, b. 19 March 

1836; mar. Eliza Nopon, 1870. Children: (a) Gertie A., b. 

1871. (b) George E., b. , 1872. (c) Eleanor Colton, b 

. 1875- 

1 1 13. ii. Mary, b. 14 April, 1804; d. 5 June, 1813. 

III4. iii- Erastus, Rev., b. 12 April, 1806; mar. Jennette Maria Allen, of 
Meriden, Conn., 13 Sept., 1838. She d. i Feb., 1849. He mar., 
second, Jane Almira Prudden, of Orange, Conn., 5 Aug., 1850. She 
d. in Millville, N. Y., 17 March, 1856. He mar., third, Mary Ann 
Mather, of Cornwall, Conn., 9 Nov., 1858. She d. 19 Jan., 1883, 
in New Haven, Conn. He d. 31 Jan., 1892, in Rcscoe, 111. 
1115. iv. Caroline, b. 7 May, 1808; mar. Orrin Rogers, of Hartford, Conn., 
13 May, 1830. He was b. in Andover, Conn., and d. 17 July, 1894. 



SIXTH GENERATION. 161 

Children: I. Elizabeth Smith, b. 7 July, 1832, in Andover, Conn.; 
mar. Alvin Bagley Felt, in Philadelphia, Penn., 25 Nov., 1880. He 
was b. 4 July, 1838, in Cairo, Greene Co., N. Y. She d. 27 July, 
1898. Xo children. 2. Edwin Orrin, b. — March, 1836, in Phila- 
delphia, Penn.; d. — July, 1836. 3. Sarah Jane (Jennie), b. 29 
June, 1839, in Philadelphia; unmarried. Also a son and a daugh- 
ter who d. soon after birth. 
I116. V. Lois^ b. 22 Feb., 1810; mar. Henry Weeks, of Hartford, Conn., i 
April, 1834. Children b. in Hartford: i. Ellen S., b. 5 Sept., 
1837; mar. Lewis Ring, of New York, 25 Jan., 1869; d. 21 Feb., 
1871. 2. Henry Emmett, b. 22 July, 1839; mar. Mary Francis 
Lindsly, of Hartford, 12 Sept., 1S66. Child: Bessie Collie, b. 15 
Sept., 1869. 3. Laura Alice, b. 11 July, 1844. 4. Franklin Martin, 
b. 10 Jan., 1851; mar. Mary Ida Bissell, 25 Jan., 1869. 

1117. vi. Edward, b. 19 Sept., 1811; mar. Emily Burlingame, in Bentonsport, 

Iowa, 16 Oct., 1843. She was b. 5 Aug., 1818, in Sterling, Conn., 
and d. 28 July, 1880. He d. 29 May, 1890. 

1118. vii. Joseph, General, b. 19 Dec, 1813; mar. Lucia M. Smith, of Am- 

herst, Mass., I April, 1835. She was b. , 1819, and d. in 

New York, 15 Julj-, 1853. He mar., second, Mrs. Emily Foote, 
of New Haven, Conn., 30 Jan., 1879. He d. in New Haven, 9 
May, 1895. 

1119. \iri. Mary, b. 2 Feb., 1815 ; d. 21 July, 1835, in Hartford, Conn. 

1120. ix. RuFus, b. 7 Feb., 1817; d. in the west, 1850. 

II2I. X. Solomon, b. 2 Dec, 1819; mar. Maria Cordelia Simms, of Harwin- 
ton, Conn., 2 Feb., 1842. She d. in Brooklyn, N. Y., 13 July, 1881. 

1 122, xi. Laura Merrick, b. 19 Dec, 1822; mar. George Wilson Moore, in 

Hartford, Conn., 14 Nov., 1848. He was b. 22 Nov., 1823, and d. 
20 Oct., 1889. He was a prominent business man in Hartford, 
Director in several Insurance Cos., and President of the Mechanics 
Savings Bank. He was also connected with other public institu- 
tions. Children b. in Hartford: I. George Colton, b. 15 June, 
1853; mar. Dora Stephens, Jan., 1890. 2. James Bunce, b. 31 May, 
1856; mar. Annie Catharine Richards, 12 Oct., 1882. She is dau. 
of Sir William Buel Richards, of Ottawa, Can., who was the first 
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada. Children: (a) 
Laura Catharine, b. 28 Aug., 1883. (b) Annie Richards, b. 5 July, 
1886. (c) James Richards, b. 13 Nov., 1891. 3. Charles Wilson, 
b. 18 March, 1861 ; d. 31 Aug., 1867. 

1123. xii. LuCRETL\ D., b. 9 May, 1825; mar. Norman Hollister, in Hartford, 

Conn., I Oct., 1845. He was b. in Glastenbury, Conn., — March, 
1818, and d. in Iowa, 27 May, 1853. She mar., second, Joseph Mer- 
rick, of West Springfield, Mass., 14 Dec, 1856. He was b. 27 
Feb., 1822. Child: Horatio Tully. b. 4 Nov., 1847, in Hartford. 
11 



162 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

543. CHAUNCEY« {C apt. John Gunn-^'' and Martha {Warriner), 
Bt-njamin/^ Benjamin,^^ Isaac'/- George ^), b. 18 May, 1775, in Spring- 
field, Mass.; mar. Sibyl Taylor, 22 July, 1797; d. in AnisterdaiB, N. 
Y., 12 Aug., 1809. She mar., second, James Bogg, of West Springfield, 
Mass., 21 Oct., 1812. 

Children. 

1124, i- Benjamin, b. 5 Nov., 1798, in West Springfield, Mass.; mar. Eliza 
Watson, on Enfield, Conn., 22 Oct., 1828. She d. 9 June, 1889. He 
d. 2 Feb., 1882. 

1125. ii. Betsv, b. 28 July, 1800, in Chester, Mass.; mar. Edmund Palmer, of 

West Springfield, Mass., 3 March, 1825. She d. 27 Sept., 1885. Chil- 
dren: I. Ann Lloyd, b. 19 March, 1826; mar. Isaac Mills, of Spring- 
field, Mass., 18 Oct., 1849. 2. Elizabeth, b. 19 Sept., 1829; mar. 
George E. Howard, of Springfield, Mass., 17 Oct., 1851; d. 13 Jan., 
1869. 

1126. iii. AcHSAH, b. 1 March, 1802, in Chester, Mass.; mar. Joseph Ashley, 

of West Springfield, 29 April, 1824; d. 5 Nov., 1834. Children: i. 
Chauncey Colton, b. 8 Jan., 1826. 2. Joseph Leonard, b. 28 Sept., 
1829; mar. Anna C. Brown, of Richmond, Ind., 3. Achsah, b. 13 
Aug., 183 1 ; mar. Mahlon Loomis, of West Springfield, Mass., 28 
May, 1856. 

1127. iv. Leonard, b. 29 Aug., 1804, in Chester, Mass.; mar. Eliza Phelps, 13 

April, 1828, in Turin, N. Y. She was b. 25 April, 1807, in Turin, 
and d. there 22 Aug., 1877. 

1128. V- Chalncey, b. 28 Sept., 1807, in Chester, Mass.; mar. Anne Miller, of 

Springfield, 13 Oct., 1830. He d. 22 Jan., 1881, in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

543. QUARTIUS" {Capt. John Gunn-*"" and Martha {Warriner), 
Benjamin/^ Benjamin}^ Isaac/ George ' ) . b. 18 Feb., 1777, in Spring- 
field, Mass. ; mar. Nancy Thrall, dau. of Aaron and Mary Thrall, 30 
June, 1799. She d. 26 Nov., 1822. He mar., second, Mary Hoge- 
boome, 12 Oct., 1823. She was b. 7 April, 1799. He d. 16 Jan., 1832. 
She mar., second, Abel Brooks. She d. 7 Dec, 1872. Lived and d. 
in Butternuts, N. Y. 

Children by first wife Nancy. 

1129. i. Nancy, b. 30 June, 1800; d. in infancy. 
1 130. ii- Aaron, b. 6 July, 1801 ; mar. Margaret Magruth, in New York City, 
27 April, 1837. He d. 24 May, 1884. She d. 16 June, 1884. 



SIXTH GENERATION. 163 

1 13 1, iii. Leaffey, b. 28 Jan., 1804; mar. David S. Smith. 

1132. iv. Jefferson, b. 22 Jan., 1807; mar. Elizabeth E. Ufford, 29 April, 

1830, in Lee, Oneida Co., N. Y. ; d. 16 May, 1849. 

1133, V. Marcus, b. 27 March, 1808; mar. Mary Wilson, of Natchez, Miss., 

2 Feb., 1843 ; d. 4 Oct., 1850, in Natchez. 

1 134. vi. Lewis, b. 25 June, 1810; d. 16 Dec, 1840; did not marry. 

1135. vii. Delilah, b. 2 Sept., 1813; mar. J. W. Reynolds, 21 Aug., 1839. No 

children. 

1136. viii. Elizabeth Ann, b. 20 April, 1815 ; d. 2 Aug., 1816. 

1137. ix. Mary Ann, b. 24 May, 1817; mar. Wm. Dodge. Children: i. Marcus. 

2. Everett. 

1138. X. Sally, b. 14 June, 1819; mar. Lewis Piper. No children. 

Children by second wife Mary. 

1139. xi. John Gunn, Capt., b. 16 Aug., 1825; d. 29 Oct., 1851; did not marry. 
II40. xii. George E., b. 28 Feb., 1828; mar. Sarah M. Dutchess, 24 July, 1856. 

He d. 23 June, 1865, while in the Union Army. 
JI4I. xiii. Chauncey, b. 6 March, 1830; mar. Matilda Sloat, 3 Aug., 1854. 
He was killed 6 May, 1864, in the battle of the Wilderness. 

1142. xiv. Elizabeth Ann, b. 21 May, 1832; mar. Theodore S. Sayles, 6 Feb., 

1856. 

1143. XV. Charles Henry, b. 21 Jan., 1836; d. ; did not marry. 

1144. xvi. Quartius, b. 15 Sept., 1838; d. 3 April, 1864, in the Union Army; 

unmarried. 

545. HEM AN « {Capt. John Gunn^^'' and Martha (Warriner), 

Benjamin/^ Bcnjamin.^'^ Isaacj- George ^), b. 10 April, 1786, in Spring- 
field, Mass.; mar. Lucinda Warriner, 19 Feb., 1812; b. 2 July, 1788. 
She d. 9 April, 1851. He mar., second, Diana R. Smith, 15 Sept., 
1854. He d. 15 Feb., 1878. She d. about 1881. He went to Butter- 
nuts, N. Y., with his father while a lad. As a young man he removed 
to the northern part of the state, where he settled and made his home. 
By hard work he carved out his own fortune, and became a prosperous 
farmer, owning one of the largest farms in northern New York. Like 
many others of the name he was a " Deacon." He was an upright, God- 
fearing man, and respected in his community for his sterling, unblem- 
ished character. In the War of 1812, he served in the vicinity of 
Sacketts Harbor, in a cavalry company. 

Children /;)/ first lijife Lucina. 

1145. i. Emily S., b. 15 May, 1813; d. 16 Aug., 1813. 



164 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

1146. ii. Heman, b. I June, 1816; d. 19 June, 1816. 
II47. iii- Chaunxey, b. 7 Sept., 1817; mar. Angelina R. Read, 19 Jan., 1838. 
She was b. 7 Oct., 181 7, and d. 31 May, 1899. He d. 29 Dec, 1890. 

1 148. iv. Mary, b. 13 June, 1818; mar. Ralph G. Mack (b. 26 July, 1818), 

23 Sept., 1842. Children: I. Frances M. A., b. 22 Aug., 1844; niar. 
Lieut. Fayette Washington Roe, U. S. A., 19 Aug., 1871 (only 
son of Admiral Francis A. Roe, U. S. Navy). 2. Colton A., b. 28 
Aug., 1850; d. 28 May, 1851. 

1 149. V, Julia Ann, b. 28 March, 1822; d. 13 March, 1843. 

1 150. vi. Marie Antoinette, b. 9 Feb., 1826; d. 15 March, 1842. 

1151. vii. Emily M., b. 26 Sept., 1828; d. i Sept., 1842. 

548. LUTHER « {Eli^^^ and Mary {Crane), Benjamin^'' Benja- 

min^^ Isaac^ George'^), b. , 1777, in Western Massachusetts. 

With his father and others of the family he went to Central New York, 
when about the age of seventeen years, and remained there until he 
reached legal age, soon after which, with his elder brother, Eli, he 
left home to seek his own fortune. About the year 1801 he married 
Susan Millar in or near Rome, N. Y. She was the only child of Ser- 
geant Cornelius Millar, a retired British soldier, who at the time of 
her birth lived in Kingston, Ont., and afterwards in Bellville, Ont., 
and later in Eastern New York. Soon after marriage they removed to 
Canada, living first in Montreal for a year, and then in Hull Tp., 
Quebec, where he followed his trade as a carpenter, and also engaged 
in the lumbering business. He was a large man, of herculean strength, 
and many stories are told of his physical powers. He d. in Belville, 
Ont. 

Children all b. in Hull, Quebec, Can. 

1 152. i. ; d. in infancy. 

1 153. ii. ; d. in infancy. 

1154. iii- Alpheus, b. , 1804; mar. Asenath Weath. He d. about 1833, 

in Aylmer, Prov. Quebec, Can. 

1155. ^- Hiram, b. , 1805; mar. Armenia Barr, 8 Feb., 1833, in Beck- 

with, Ont., Can. He d. , 1867, in Litchfield, Pontiac Co., 

Que., Can. She d. i March, 1873, in Litchfield, Ont., Can. 

1 156. Y. Charles Adams, b. , 1807; mar. Margaret Caldwell, of Lanark, 

Ont. 
Iigy. vi. Robert Nicol, b. 19 Feb., 1809; mar. Susan McMullen, 12 Aug., 
1839. He d. in Pembroke, Ont., 14 July, 1870. She d. in Pembroke, 
Ont., Can., 14 Aug., 1892. 



SIXTH GENERATION. 165 

1158. vii. Tiberius, b. , 1811; mar. Charlotte Holt, of Hull, Ont. He d. 

in Pembroke, Ont. No family. 

549. CHARLES « (£/i 21* and Mary [Crane), Benjamin,^^ Benja- 

inin/^ Isaac/ George^), b. , 1779; mar. Polly Jones, of Sem- 

pronius, Cayuga Co., N. Y., , 1805. 

Children. 

II59. i- George, b. i Jan., 1806, in Scipio, Cayuga Co., N. Y. ; mar. Catharine 
Vincent, 12 Sept., 1833. She was b. 25 March, 1812, in Sampton, 
Cortland Co., N. Y., and d. 28 Sept., 1879, in Utica, Mich. He d. 
2 Jan., 1895, in Rochester, Mich. 
1160. ii. Charles, b. , x8o8. 

II61. iii- Philander, b. 11 Oct., 1811, in Clarence Hollow, N. Y. ; mar. Polly 
Matilda Merrell, — July, 1833, near Utica, Mich. She was b. 15 
Oct., 1817, in Smithfield, N. Y., and d. 13 Aug., 1891. He d. 15 
Aug., 1891, both in Uintah Co., Utah. 

1 162. iv. Harriet, b. . 

1 163. V. Mary Ann. 

I164. vi. Andrew, b. 9 Oct., 1817, in Cayuga Co., N. Y. ; mar. Fidelia Reed, 
30 April, 1840, in Carthage, 111. She d. 7 Feb., 1897. He d. I 
July, 1894, both in Bigelow, Kan. 

553. PLINY ^ (Eli^*'^ and Mary {Crane), Benjamin/'^ Benjamin/^ 
Isaac/ George'^'), b. 8 Jan., 1787, in Mass.; mar. Rizpah Marsh, — 
Oct., 1817, in Cambridge, Washington Co., N. Y. Soon after mar- 
riage he went to Chautauqua Co., N. Y., and from there about 1827 to 
Erie Co., Penn. In 1845 he removed to Wisconsin, and d. there 17 
March, 1864. She d. 14 Oct., 1876. 

Children. 

c 
1165. i. Mary, b. 5 Dec, 1818, in Ripley, Chautauqua Co., N. Y. ; mar. William 
C. Patterson, in Mercer Co., Penn., 15 Sept., 1837. She d. 17 
Nov., 1877, in Delaware, Mercer Co., Penn. Children all b. in 
Kremis, Mercer Co., Penn.: i. Rizpah Ann, b. 6 July, 1839; mar. 
Jacob L. Garner, 15 Dec, 1863. Children b. in Kile, Mercer Co., 
Penn.: (a) Mary E., b. 20 Oct., 1867; mar. Norman Zahnisen, 24 
Feb., 1892. Children: (a i) Jacob Clyde, b. 4 June, 1893. (a 2) 
Ellis Colton, b. 19 Oct., i8q6. (b) John W.. b. 30 May, 1869; 

mar. Mary Ellen .Snyder. . 1896. Child: William Carl, b. 

18 Sept.. 1S96. (c) Rizpah Ann. b. 7 Sept., 1872. (d) Alice 



166 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

Grace, b. 25 Aug., 1874; mar. Ross H. Crist, 28 Aug., 1895. Child: 
Rizpah Ruth, b. 26 June, 1897. 2. Adoniram Sachell, b. 29 Aug., 
1841 ; mar. Hannah C. Palm, 5 Jan., 1868, in Mercer Co., Penn., 
and in the following Feb. went to Wisconsin. Children: (a) 
Marvin E., b. 9 Nov., 1868; mar. Letitia Finn, in Albany, Wis., 

10 Nov., 1896. (b) William G., b. 24 Oct., 1871 ; mar. Emma 
Shreaves, of Evansville, Wis., 10 April, 1896. Child: Leon S., b. 
30 Jan., 1897. (c) Lyle A., b. 28 July, 1875 ; mar. Bernice Lloyd, 
of Evansville, Wis., 11 Dec, 1897. (d) Leon J., b. 3 May, 1879. 
3. Stillman B., b. 18 May, 1843 ; mar. Frances E. Patterson, 29 
Dec, 1870. Children: (a) Bertha, b. 27 Oct., 1872; d. 7 Oct., 1873. 
(b) Florence, b. 3 Nov., 1874; d. 9 March, 1879. (c) Mont, b. 12 
Dec, 1876; d. 16 March, 1879. (d) Lois, b. 29 Jan., 1880. (e) 
Oral, b. 19 Jan., 1882. 4. Luther Pliny, b. 27 Sept., 1844; mar. 
Catharine L. Beerbower, 3 July, 1866, in Wayland, Penn. She was 
b. in Crawford Co., Penn. Children: (a) William Adam, b. 27 
March, 1868; mar. Cary Louisa Kightlinger, in Meadville, Penn., 
3 July, 1892. (b) George Albert, b. 10 Dec, 1869; d. 21 June, 
1892. (c) Luther Pliny, b. 26 Aug., 1871 ; d. 20 Sept., 1872. (d) 
Charles Artemus, b. 28 Jan., 1873; mar. Tilly Milly, in North 
Lima, Ohio, 27 Jan., 1898. (e) John Henry, b. in Mead Tp., 
Penn., 24 Aug., 1874. (f) Mary Elizabeth, b. in Meadville, Penn., 
24 Aug., 1876 ; mar. Frank E. Sybrant, in Meadville, 27 Sept., 
1895. (g) Edna Louisa, b. in Meadville, 5 May, 1878; d. 31 
July, 1888. (h) James Edward, b. in Meadville, 5 Sept., 1881. 
(i) Elmer LeRoy, b. 11 March, 1883, in Meadville. (j) Floyd 
Arthur, b. in Mead Tp., 22 July, 1886. 5. Orrilla Clementine, b. 

11 April, 1846; d. 27 March, 1848. 6. Mary Glazette, b. 4 June, 
1849; mar. Fairland Hinken, i Oct., 1873. Chiidren all b. in 
Mercer, Mercer Co., Penn.: (a) Jennie M., b. 7 Dec, 1874. (b) 
Frank W., b. 9 Jan., 1879. (c) Bessie Eveline, b. 23 May, 1880; 
d. 4 Feb., 1882. (d) John S., b. 20 June, 1883. (e) Anna J., 
b. 7 Sept., 1884. (f) Arden F., b. 18 Dec, 1886. 7. Margaret 
Cedonia, b. 26 Maj', 1851 ; mar. Charles E. Patterson, 6 Sept., 
1881; d. 4 June, 1893. Child: Jessie, b. 27 Nov., 1883; d. 30 
Oct., 1896. 8. Wilhelmina Sybella, b. 19 Dec, 1853 ; mar. James 
Marcus Daniels, 5 Sept., 1883. Children: (a) Merrill Glenn, b. 
26 Sept., 1884, near Meadville, Penn. (b) Guy Marcus, b. 26 Sept., 
1884, near Meadville. (c) Reba May, b. 10 April, 1897, in Wayland, 
Penn. 9. Ozias Melancthon, b. 16 March, 1856; mar. Lucy Pat- 
terson, I Jan., 1875. Children: (a) Sarah Blanche, b. 4 Jan., 1876. 
(b) Lloyd S., b. 29 April, 1879. (c) William Wade, b. 18 Feb., 
1882. (d) Joseph Reed. b. 18 Feb., 1882. 10. Eva Clementine, 
b. 18 Sept.. 1857; mar. Samuel J. Daniels, 14 Jan., 1884. He was 



SIXTH GENERATION. 167 

b. I July, 1856, and d. 3 June, 1896. Children: (a) Lucy Ethel, 
b. 6 March, 1885. (b) Herman Wilson, b. 12 Nov., 1886. (c) 
Nellie E., b. 2 July, 1894; d. 21 Sept., 1895. 
I166. ii. LuciNDA, b. 13 Oct., 1820; mar. John Hicks, in Georgetown, Mercer 
Co., Penn., — Feb., 1840. He was b. 15 Aug., 1799, in Susque- 
hanna Co., Penn., and d. 14 Oct., 1883. She d. 2 March, 1896, both 
in Wayland, Crawford Co., Penn. Children b. in Pleasantville, 

Venango Co., Penn.: i. Wayland. b. , 1841 ; d. , 1842. 

2. Mary M., b. 17 Feb., 1843; mar. Rev. W. W. Dewey, 24 March, 

1864, in Wayland, Penn. He was b. 15 Nov., 1841, in Wayland, 
Penn. Children: (a) Clifton H., b. 2 Feb., 1865; d. 2 Sept., 1865. 

(b) Mabel, b. 30 Oct., 1870. 3. Marvin Colton, b. 17 Oct., 1844; 
mar. Georgiana Mead, 8 June, 1865. She was d. 30 Jan., 1846, in 
Youngsville, Warren Co., Penn. Children: (a) John Mead, b. 19 
May, 1866, in Mead, Crawford Co., Penn. ; mar. Mable E. Congdon, 
2 April, 1892. (b) Bessie Gertrude, b. 26 Dec, 1869, in Mead. 

(c) Ruth Morgan, b. 22 May, 1876, in Harmony, Penn. (d) 
Howard Lee, b. 16 May, 1880, in Mead, Penn. (e) Wallace Bruce, 
b. 10 Oct., 1882, in Townville, Crawford Co., Penn. (f) Karl 
Henry, b. 6 Sept., 1885, in Troy, Crawford Co., Penn. 4. Adol- 
phus, b. 14 Jan., 1847; mar. Sarah F. Dewey, in Meadville, Penn., 
20 Maj', 1880. Children: (a) Mabel May, b. 31 May, 1881. (b) 
Harry C, b. 30 Aug., 1883. (c) Bertha V., b. 9 June, 1886. (d) 
Laura E., b. 6 April, 1888; d. 18 July, 1890. (e) Floyd D., b. 
26 Oct., 1891. (f) Mary E., b. 23 Sept., 1894. 

1 167. iii. Arden Heath, b. 6 Sept., 1822; mar. Margaret Rima, in Mt. Pleasant, 
Wis., 25 March, 1847. Lives in Albany, Wis. 

1 168. iv. Harriet, b. 2 Oct., 1824, in Ripley, Chautauqua Co., N. Y. ; mar, 

Artemus Silver, 10 March, 1845, in Mercer Co., Penn. Children: 
I. Marvin Colton, b. 12 April, 1848, in Mt. Pleasant, Wis.; mar. 
Josephine Perry, 14 Nov., 1869, in Monticello, Wis. Children all 
b. in Albany, Wis.: (a) Edith Cora, b. 7 March, 1872; mar. R. E. 
Bartlett, 24 May, 1891, in Argyle, Lafayette Co., Wis. Children: 
(ai) Kathryn J., b. 6 May, 1892. (a 2) William G., b. 17 Nov., 
1895. (a 3) Benjamin H., b. 9 July, 1897. (b) Emory Guy, b. 

2 Sept., 1879; is blind. 2. Lewis Gilbert, b. 3 Aug., 1850; unmar- 
ried. 3. Truman 0., b. 22 Nov., 1852; mar. Phebe Helen Strunk, 

3 Feb., 1877, in Monticello, Wis. Children all h. in Mt. Pleasant, 
Wis.: (a) Mabel lona, b. 3 March, 1880. (b) Mary Eliza, b. 
24 Oct., 1882. (c) Cecil Ray, b. 4 Nov., 1890. (d) Emory Colton, 
b. 10 March, 1893. 4. Emory Adsit, b. 7 May, 1855; d. 21 Oct., 

1865. 5. Flora Ellen, b. 4 April, 1857; mar. Amos Pearce, 21 Dec, 
1894, in Albany Wis. 

1 169. V. Eliza, b. 24 May, 1828, in Erie Co., Penn.; mar. Charles Rice, 12 



lot THE CO LION FAMILY. 

Aug., 1847. He was b. in Livingston Co., N. Y., 21 Jan., 1817, 
and d. in Green Co., Wis., 10 Jan., 1868. She mar., second, Gard- 
ner G. Godfrey, 13 July, 1871. He was b. 29 Aug., 1827, in 
Sheldon, Wyoming Co., N. Y. Children all b. in Green Co., Wis.: 

1. Charles P., b. i April, 1849; mar. Mary R. S. Gamber, in Blue 
Springs, Neb., 11 May, 1875. Children b. in Gage Co., Neb.: (a) 
Isaac F., b. 14 March, 1876. (b) Mary E., b. 17 Nov., 1877. (c) 
C. Ella, b. 8 Nov., 1883. (d) Nellie Rosemond, b. 4 Nov., 1885. 

2. Arden Gilbert, b. 9 June, 1851, in E.xeter, Green Co., Wis.; mar. 
Laura Alice Patterson, dau. of Wm. B. and Polly White Patterson, 
22 March, 1874. She was b. 15 July, 1856, in Evansville, Rock 
Co., Wis. Children: (a) Mildred Grace, b. 31 Aug., 1875, in 
Beloit, Kan. (b) Anna Laverne, b. 20 Sept., 1877, in Beloit, Kan. 
(c) Inez Alice, b. 10 Dec, 1S79, in Beloit, Kan. (d) Theodore 
Gilbert, b. 11 Jan., 1882, in Beloit, Kan.; d. 26 March, 1884. (e) 
Liddie Ethel, b. 3 May, 1885, in Beloit, Kan. (f) Thirza Cleora, 
b. 2 Feb., 1888, in Randall, Kan. 3. Judson W., b. 26 Sept., 
1854; mar. Catharine P. Pike, i July, 1S76, in Blue Springs, Neb. 
She was b. 26 July, 1854, in Montezuma, Iowa. Children both b. 
in Blue Springs: (a) Issie Mai, b. 10 May, 1S77. (b) Charles 
French Ernest, b. 12 Jan., 1879. 4. Frank E., b. 3 Sept.. 1856; 
mar. Sarah Schock, in Blue Springs, Neb., 27 Nov., 1881. She was 
b. 10 Jan., 1858, in Seneca Co., Ohio. Children: (a) Laura L., 
b. 2 April, 1883, in Blue Springs, Neb. (b) Lydia Bell, b. 16 July, 
1886, in Blue Springs, (c) Judson Leroy, b. 17 Nov., 1888, in 
Blue Springs, (d) Emma Tustin, b. 7 Oct., 1891, in Tustin, Cal. 
(e) Lucy Eliza, b. 9 Nov., 1895, in Blue Springs. 5. Mary P., 
b. 31 Dec, 1861 ; mar. James W. Ilockaday, in Caldwell, Kan., 
24 Aug.. 1881. He was b. 28 Dec, 1856, in Plattsburg, Mo. Chil- 
dren: (a) Charles Y.. b. 30 Dec, 1882, in Caldwell, Kan. (b) 
Frank Wood, b. 29 July, 1884, in Caldwell, (c) Ray K., b. 13 
Jan., 1887, in Gray Co., Kan. (d) Gatewood, b. 13 Dec, 1890, 
in Gray Co., Kan. (e) Dora C, b. 4 Nov., 1892, in El Reno, 
Okla. (f) Winnie J., b. 27 Feb., 1894. in El Reno. Okla. (g) 
Nina May, b. 16 April, 1895, in El Reno. Resides in Shawnee, 
Okla. 

1 170. vi. Makvin. b. 26 July, 1830, in Erie Co., Penn. ; mar. Phileta Wood- 
worth, near E.\eter, Green Co., Wis., , 1850. .She d. in 

Charles City, Iowa, — April, 1856. He d. during the war in the 
service of the U. S., near Memphis, Tenn., 19 Aug., 1864. 

555. BENJAMIN" {Eli ""^^ and Mary {Crane), Benjamin,^' Brnja- 
7nin}'> Isaac r George '), b. 4 March, 1790, in North Adams, Berk- 



SIXTH GENERATION. 169 

sliire Co., Mass. ; mar. Polly Aspinwall, of Ripley, Chautauqua Co., 
N. Y., — March, 1817. She was b. 3 March, 1801, and d. 18 Feb., 
1841. He mar., second, Sophronia Dayton. She was b. 5 Feb., 1803. 
He d. 13 April, 1882, in Decatur, Wis. 

Children all b. in Ripley, Chautauqua Co., N. Y. 

1171. i. DoRwiN, b. 23 Dec, 1819; d. 12 Jan., 1880, in Orchard, Iowa; did 

not marry. 
II72. ii- Louis, b. 28 Jan., 1822; mar. Acha Maria Orton, in Erie Co., Penn., 

1844. She was b. 18 June, 1823, and d. 4 May, 1893. He d. 21 

July, 1896, in Elk Grove, Cal. 
II j3. iii. Morgan, b. 9 Aug., 1824; mar. Mary Jane Newton. He d. 14 Dec, 

1895, in Buffalo, N. Y. 

1 1 74. iv. Nancy, b. 20 Jan., 1828; mar. Thomas Munger, 13 Feb., 1848, in 

Ripley, N. Y. Children: i. Judson, b. 3 July, 1851 ; mar. Cath- 
arine Clemmer, 21 Feb., 1886. No children. 2. Adora, b. i May, 
1854; mar. B. C. Boughton, 27 Nov., 1873. Children: (a) Etta, 
(b) Benjamin, (c) Warren, (d) Sophronia. 3. Mary E., b. 30 
July, 1856; mar. J. J. Adams, 25 Dec, 1880. Children: (a) Grace, 
(b) Granville. 4. Sophronia, b. 3 Nov., 1858, in Decatur, Wis. ; 
mar. J. J. Riley, 18 Sept., 1878. Child: Jessie. 

1 1 75. V. George, b. 11 Aug., 1829; mar. Diana Voltenburg. 

H76. vi. RuFUS T., b. 5 Dec, 1831 ; mar. Elizabeth Patton, 27 Oct., 1817, in 
Decatur, Wis. She was b. 18 July, 1836, in Uniontown, Penn. 

Child by second loijc Sophronia. 

1177. vii. Benjamin, b. 6 Aug., 1845; d. 20 Aug., 1845. 

556. ALPHEUS^ (^/i^" and Mary {Crane), Benjamin,^^ Benja- 

min,^^ Isaac ^ George'^), b. 16 Feb., 1792, in ; mar. Sally 

Reude, , 1814, in Scipio, Cayuga Co., N. Y. ; d. 21 May, 1846, 

in Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Mich. She was b. 22 July, 1792, and d. 
31 Jan., 1859, in Genesee, Genesee Co., Mich. 

Children. 

1178. i. Almira, b. 19 Aug., 1814, in Perrysburg, Cattaraugus Co., N. Y. ; 

mar. James Dawson, 18 March, 1836, in , Mich. She d. 9 

April, 1876, in Royal Oak, Mich. Children: i. Sally J., b. 27 
June, 1837, in Royal Oak. 2. James W., b. 7 July, 1839, in Troy, 
Mich. ; mar. Hattie A. Williams, i Jan., 1862. Three children. 
3. Isaac, b. 2 April, 1841, in Royal Oak; mar. Amelia Channite, 7 



170 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

July, 1868. 4. Edwin, b. 8 March, 1843, in Troy, Mich. ; mar. 
Matilda Norris, 2 April, 1871. 5. Mary A., b. 23 Aug., 1847, in 
Royal Oak; mar. Clarence Hitchcock, 17 Oct., 1864. He d. 16 
Nov., 1866, and she mar., second, Henry Russell, 20 Feb., 1867. 

II79. ii- Almon, b. 21 Jan., 1817, in Perrysburg, N. Y. ; mar. Harriet Baldwin, 
22 Feb., 1842, in Troy, Oakland Co., Mich. ; d. 8 May, 1872, in 
Camden, Hillsdale Co., Mich. 
1180. iii. Phebe, b. 31 Dec, 1818, in Perrysburg, N. Y. ; mar. John A. Phillips, 
7 Sept., 1835, in Clinton. Macomb Co., Mich. He was b. 23 July, 
1815, in Romulus, Seneca Co., N. Y., and d. 17 May, 1867, in 
Alamo, Kalamazoo Co., Mich. She mar., second, William Fancher, 
24 Dec, 1869, in Kalamazoo, Mich. Children all b. in Mt. Morris, 
Livingston Co.. N. Y.: i. Byron S., b. 31 Jan., 1839; mar. Mary E. 
Beardslee, 15 June, 1868, in Hume, Allegany Co., N. Y. 2. Addie 
S., b. 25 May, 1842; mar. Joseph B. Wing, 15 Dec, 1864, in Warsaw, 
Wyoming Co., N. Y. 3. Vercelous W., b. 28 Dec, 1847 ; mar. 
Frances Jessup, 25 Dec, 1872, in Wayne, Wayne Co., Mich. 4. 

George W., b. 29 , 1849; mar. Sarah Hooper, 15 Nov., 1876, 

in Camden, Hillsdale Co., Mich. 

1 181. vi- Elon Porter, b. 9 July, 1822, in Hanover, Chautauqua Co., N. Y. ; 
mar. Harriet Beagle, 16 Jan., 1842. 

1182. V. Electa, b. 20 Jan., 1824, in Hanover, Chautauqua Co., N. Y. ; mar. 

Edwin Carlton Wheeler, i March, 1841, in Royal Oak, Mich. He 
was b. 23 May, 1822, in Palmyra, Ontario Co., N. Y. Children: 
I. Mary Ann, b. 13 Dec, 1842; mar. — 17 Aug., 1862. 2. Edwin 
George, b. 21 Feb., 1844, in Tyrone, Mich.; mar. Martha J. Gallap, 
4 July, 1869, in Bethel, Mich. 3. Charles Byron, b. 3 May, 1845, 
in Royal Oak, Mich. ; d. 26 April, 1847, in Flint, Mich. 4. William 
Byron, b. 19 March. 1847, in Flint; mar. Olive A. Lake, 18 Dec, 
1870, in Bethel, Mich. 5. Sarah Almira, b. 17 April, 1849, in 
Flint; mar. Henry H. Hand, 11 March, 1866, in Camd*'n, Mich. 
6. Albert Ejulias, b. 28 July. 1852, in Royal Oik; mar. Lida J. 
Bower, 10 Sept., 1874, in Gilead, Branch Co., Mich. 7. Almon 
Eugene, b. 24 July, 1858, in Simfield. Eaton Co., Mich. ; mar. 
EInora J. Beard, 18 March, 1879, in Bronson, Branch Co., Mich. 
8. Elva Manett, b. 21 Oct., 1862, in Camden, Hillsdale Co., Mich. 

1 183. vi. Edwin George, b. 16 June, 1829, in Hanover, Chautauqua Co., N. Y. ; 

d. 3 May, 1840, in Troy, Oakland Co., Mich. 

558. OTIS' (Daniel'*^ and Susannah [Robbins), Benjamin, ^"^ Ben- 
jamin,'^^ Isaac.^ George^), b. 10 Sept., 1785, in Wilbraham. Mass.; 
mar. Abigail Warriner, in Wilbraham, 26 Oct., 1814. He d. in Spring- 
field, Mass., 2 Jan.. 1856. She d. 11 Sept.. 1.S58. 



SIXTH GENERATION. 171 

Children b. ifi Wilbraham. 

1184. i. Cephas, b. 2 Feb., 1815 ; d. 26 Jan., 1844; did not marry. 

1185. ii. Susan Robbins, b. 24 Sept., 1816; mar. Oliver Sexton, in Springfield, 

Mass., 17 May, 1841 ; d. in Lafayette, Ind., 11 May, 1884. He was 
b. I Aug., 1816, in Springfield, Mass., and d. in Washington, D. C, 
30 April, 1897. Children: I. Abby W., b. 28 Dec, 1843, in Spring- 
field, Mass. ; mar. John S. Pettit, in Lafayette, Ind., 25 Dec, 1867. 
He was b. 13 Jan., 1843, in Lafayette. Childre:i: (a) Mary, b. 8 
Sept., 1872, in Lafayette; mar. William W. Long, of Weldon, N. C, 
in Washington, D. C, 25 Jan., 1898. (b) John Sexton, b. 2 Sept., 
1877, in Lafayette, (c) Daniel Royce, b. 15 Aug., 1879, in Lafay- 
ette. 2. Edwin, b. 12 June, 1846, in Springfield, Mass.; mar. Sarah 
A. Anderson, in Lafayette, 8 Oct., 1873. She was b. 28 May, 1846, 
in Lafayette. No children. 
I186. iii- Albert, b. 3 July, 1820; mar. Mary Corinth Ashley, 29 Dec, 1847, 
in West Springfield, Mass. She was b. 23 Oct., 1824, and d. 3 Feb., 
1853. He d. 17 Feb., 1868, in Amherst, Mass. 
1 187. iv. Louisa, b. 27 May, 1832; mar. Alonzo Newton Taylor, in Longmeadow, 
Mass., 6 March, 1854. She mar., second, Marcus Moore, in Spring- 
field, Mass., 19 June, 1873. Children both b. in Springfield: I. 
Howard Warriner, b. 14 July, 1855. 2. Albert Newton, b. 15 Dec, 
1863. 

560. ELIJAH « {Maj. Edward Bond^"^ and Esther {Cutler), Ben- 
jamin/''^ Benjamin}^ Isaac/ George^), b. , 1803, in Madison, 

Madison Co., N. Y. ; mar. Adaline Saunders, 25 March, 1857, in Una- 
dilla, Otsego Co., N. Y. He d. 18 May, 1879, in Granville, Bradford 
Co., Penn. She d. 11 May, 1881, in Granville. 

Children. 

I188. i- Walter, b. 3 March, 1859, in Granville, Penn. ; mar. Frankie M. 
Fleming, i Jan., 1885, in Granville. She d. 18 June, 1891, in Gran- 
ville, and he mar., second, Vanda Bailey, 28 June, 1893, in Granville. 
1 189. ii. Jarvis, b. 15 Feb., 1861, in Granville, Bradford Co., Penn. 

II90. iii- Samuel C, b. 13 Jan., 1864, in Franklin, Bradford Co., Penn.; mar. 
Dettie Sturdevant, 29 Aug., 1893, in Elmira, N. Y. 

1 191. iv. Lydia, b. 14 June, 1869, in Granville, Penn. 

1 192. V. Ruth, b. 6 April, 1873, in Granville, Penn.; d. 20 April, 1880, in Gran- 

ville, 

562. BENJAMIN « {Maj. Edivard Bond-^^ and Esther {Cutler), 
Benjamin/'^ Benjamin/^ Isaac/ George'^), b. , 1807, in Madi- 
son, Madison Co., N. Y. ; mar. Hannah Campbell. 



172 THE COLTON FAMILY. 

Children. 

1 193. i. James Mitchell. 

1 194. ii. Cornelia, mar. Keily, 

567. CULLEX C. WATERS, Colonel « (.1/^.?^^ ^4 7 ^„^ ^^^^^ 
(Waters), Benjamin,^'^ Benjamin^^ Isaac ^ George'^), b. 11 Nov., 
1809, in Fair Haven, Vt. ; mar. Mary Elizabeth Mason, of Monticello, 
111., in Lafayette, Ind., 21 Nov., 1839. For forty years a merchant in 
Tippecanoe and Carroll counties, Indiana and later resided in Lafay- 
ette, Ind. 

Children, Nos. iii-vii, b. in Pittsburg, Ind. 

1195. i- John Curtis, b. 4 Aug., 1840, in Lafayette, Ind.; mar. Rachel Moore, 

of Pittsburg, Ind., 28 Dec, 1862; d. i Oct., 1874. 

1 196. ii- George Mason, b. 27 April, 1842, in Lafayette, Ind.; mar. Jennie 

Christ, in Lafayette, Ind., 4 April, 1880. He d. 26 April, 1891, in 
Chicago, 111. 

1 197. iii. Cullen Mason, b. 3 Jan., 1845; d. 3 July, 1845. 

1 198. iv. James Cullen, b. 19 May, 1847; d. 14 Sept., 1849. 

1 199. V. Mary Adaline, b. 29 June, 1850; d. 19 May, 1852. 

1200. vi. Eva Louisa, b. 11 Nov., 1852, in Pittsburg, Ind.; mar. Frederick F. 

Haigh, in Lafayette, Ind., 25 O-.t., 187 1. Children: i. Raymond 
Cullen, b. 26 Oct.. 1872, in Lafayette ; mar. Hattie Johnson, in 
Chicago, 111., 7 Nov., 1894. Child: Jessie. 2. George Whildin, b. 
17 June, 1876, in Lafayette; mar. Matie Alma Norcott, 24 March, 
1898, in Chicago. 3. Louise Colton, b. 26 May, 1879, in Lafayette ; 
d. 16 Feb., 1888, in Chicago. 4. Mildred, b. 24 Oct.. 1S94, in 
Chicago. 

1201. vii. Carrie Adaline, b. 15 June, 1856; d. 27 Aug., 1861. 

570. RODERICK MERRICK « (Dimond -'' and Thankful {Bliss), 
Capt. Charles,'''' Benjamin,'''' Isaac,"" George^), b. 12 Oct.. 1792, in 
Springfield, Mass. ; mar. Sarah Brewster Chappell, in Clinton. Oneida 
Co., N. Y., 12 Oct., 1823. She was b. in Chatham, Conn., 20 July, 
1799. He was a compositor and resided successively in Springfield. 
Mass., and Troy, Black Rock, Buffalo, Oswego, Rochester, and Syra- 
cuse, N. Y., in which latter place he d. 27 March, 1864. She d. 10 Oct., 
1884. 

Children. 

1202. i. Seth Rich.'vrds, b. 27 Aug., 1824, in Troy, N. V.; d. 29 Nov., 1824 



SIXTH GENERATION. 173 

1203. ii- Charles William, b. 27 Nov., 1825, in Troy; mar. Joanna Maria 
Capen, in Boston, Mass., 12 Nov., 1848. 

1204. iii. William Ripley, b. 29 Sept., 1827, in Troy; d. 29 Sept., 1879, in 

Hoboken, N. J. 

1205. iv. Eunice Sophia, b. 12 Nov., 1829, in Black Rock, N. Y. ; mar. J. 

Leonard Smith, in Syracuse, N. Y., 27 Nov., 185 1. Child: George 
Leonard, b. 29 Aug., 1852. 
1306. v. Mary Higbee, b. 9 Feb., 1831, in Black Rock, N. Y. ; d. in Syracuse, 

N. Y., 7 Aug., 1848. 
1207. vi. Almira, b. 23 Feb., 1833, in Black Rock, N. Y. ; d. in Buffalo, N. Y., 
27 July, 1833. 
1208. vii. George Augustus, b. 15 Sept., 1834, in Buffalo, N. Y. ; mar. Mary 
Alice Palmer, in Syracuse, 11 March, 1861. 
1209. viii. Robert Morris, b. 24 March, 1837, in Oswego, N. Y. He was a 
compositor in Charleston, S. C, at the outbreak of the Civil War, 
since which time nothing has been heard of him. 
I2IO. ix. Walter R., b. 18 Nov., 1843, in Rochester, N. Y. ; mar. Mary R. 
Vischer, in Syracuse, N. Y., 13 July, 1868. 

5*75, FRANCIS '^ {Dimond^^^ and Thankful {Bliss), Capt. 
Charles j,^'^ Bcnjamin,^'-^ Isaac, ^ George'^), b. 3 Jan., 1805, in Spring- 
field, Mass.; mar. Maria De Votie, adopted dau. of Elijah Blake, in 
Springfield, Mass., 22 May, 1828. She d. 5 May, 1841. He mar., 
second, Mrs. S. E. Fillmore, 20 Feb., 1843. He d. at his residence in 
Brooklyn, N. Y., 24 June, 1882. 

Children by first wife Maria. 

1211. i. Eliza D., b. 4 Aug., 1830, in Springfield, Mass.; mar. Theodore 

Sturges, in New York City. 6 Nov., 1850. Children: i. Kate 
Bronson, b. 25 June, 1852, in New York. 2. Amelia Colton, b. 4 
Feb., 185s, in Brooklyn, N. Y. ; d. 22 April, 1869. 3. Lothrop 
Lewis, b. 5 July, 1864, in Brooklyn. 

1212. ii. Sarah M., b. 19 Aug., 1836; d. 6 Feb., 1837. 

1213. iii. Francis Perry, b. 3 Sept., 1840; d. 27 Dec, 1842. 

Children hy second wife. 

12 14. iv. Julia M. 

12 1 5. V. Francis W., b. 5 Feb., 1848; d. 6 Oct., 185 1. 

579. LUTHER « {Benjamin^^^ {or Benona) and Rebecca { ), 

Moses,^^ Be?ijamin,^^ Isaac^ George'^), b. 25 Nov., 1784, in Spring- 



174 THE COLTON FAMILY. 

field, Mass.; mar. Jane Clapp, 12 May, 1818, in Southampton, Mass. 
She was b. 28 March, 1795, in Southampton. He lived with an uncle 
by the name of Stebbins. in Springfield, till twenty years of age, and 
then went to Southampton, where he carried on the tanning business. 
Soon after his marriage he removed to Onondaga Co., N. Y., living on, 
and conducting a farm, and there he d. 17 March, 1877. 

Children all b. in Otisco, Onondaga Co., N'. Y. 

I2i6. i. M.^KGARET, b. 24 Jan., 1S19; mar. William James Casey, , 1842, 

in Marcellus, N. Y. He was b. 10 Dec, 1S17. He d. and she mar., 
second, Dea. Charles H. Bangs, of North Amherst, Mass., 12 Nov., 
1856, and died there 11 Feb., 1865. Children both b. in Marcellus: 
I. Mary Elizabeth, b. 4 Nov., 1844; mar. George H. Roberts, 26 
Jan., 1865. Children both b. in North Adams, Mass.: (a) Percy 
Colton, b. 18 Nov., 1876. (b) Bertha Isabella, b. 5 July, 1879. 2. 
James William Henry, b. 17 Oct., 1846; mar. Dradenna Jane Smith, 
IS March, 1873. She was b. 4 Dec, 1840, in Randolph Co., Ind. 
Children: (a) Jeremiah A., b. 12 July. 1874; d. 13 Aug., 1875. (b) 
Mary Eliza, b. 5 Feb., 1876; mar. Henry Storms, 7 Nov., 1894. 
Child: Everett, b. 5 Nov., 1895. (c) Marion Avery, b. 5 Aug., 1877. 
(d) Stuart, b. 7 .\ug., 1879. (e) Merilla Elizabeth, b. 10 Feb., 
1882 ; d. 26 June, 1884. 

1217. "• WiLLi.vM, b. 29 July, 1821 ; mar. Sarah Cornelia Mills, 2 June, 1846; 

d. 21 Aug., 1851. 

1218. iii- Henry, b. 13 March, 1824; mar. Margaret C. Lyman, 23 Feb.. 1859. 

1219. iv. Caroline Buss, b. 19 March, 1830; mar. Wm. West, of St. Paul, 

Minn., 25 Sept.. 1852. in Marcellus, Onondaga Co., N. Y. Children: 

I. , b. 14 July, 1853. 2. , b. 2$ Sept., i860, in Mantor- 

ville, Dodge Co., Wis.; d. , 1865. 

580. DIMOND« (Ensign Simeon ^'"> and Elizabeth (Colton). Gid- 
eon,^* Benjamin,^'' Isaac," George'^), b. 11 Oct., 1784, in Longmeadow, 
Mass.; mar. Lydia Rogers, 19 Jan., 1809. She was b. 30 Sept., 1785, 
and d. 30 Aug.. 1829. He mar., second, Eunice Cooley, dau. of Calvin 
and Eunice (Warriner) Cooley, 20 Oct., 1830. She was b. 21 March, 
1794, and d. 27 March. 1879. He d. 16 Feb., 1857. 

Children by first icifc Lydia. 

1220. i. Lydia Champion, b. 26 Jan., 1810; mar. Ezekiel Adams, of Spring- 

field, Mass., 7 June, 1838. She d. 23 Dec, 1879. He d. 7 Sept, 
1878. 



SIXTH GENERATION. 175 

1221. ii. Sophia Field, b. 20 Sept., 1811; mar. Justin Colton, son of Asa and 

Abigail (Bliss) Colton, of Longmeadow, as his second wife (see 
No. 1278). She d. 23 Sept., 1887. 

1222. iii. Amelia Griswold, b. 22 Dec, 1813, in Longmeadow; mar. Otis Chap- 

man, of Chicopee Falls, Mass. ; d. 27 Dec, 1872. He d. 20 May, 
1866. Child: Frank Otis, b. 5 Jan., 1849, in Chicopee Falls, Mass.; 
mar. Alice Annie Crowther, 18 Nov., 1873, in Rockville, Conn. 
She was b. 13 Jan., 1853, in Westerly, R. I. Child: Otis Frank, 
b. 2 Jan., 1875, in Springfield, Mass.; d. 2 Aug., 1876. 

1223. iv. DiMOND, b. 26 Feb., 1816; mar. Elizabeth Demming Parker, dau. of 

Almon Parker, of Springfield, 15 Oct., 185 1. He d. 27 July, 1889. 

1224. V. Simeon R., b. 18 Aug., 1818, in Longmeadow; mar. Frances E. Beebee, 

dau. of William and Harriet Beebee, of Suffield, Conn., i Jan., 

1863. He d. 26 Aug., 1876. No children. 

1225. vi. Moses Field, b. 18 Feb., 1822 ; mar. S. Maria Wheelock, in New York 
City, I Dec, 1850. He d. in Longmeadow, 14 June, 1858. 
1226. vii. Elizabeth Almira, b. 25 Oct., 1827 ; mar. Gilbert William Wood- 
worth, son of William Woodworth, of Suffield, Conn., 18 April, 
1859. 

599. JOHN ^ {Zadock-^'" and Hiilda {Lancton), Gideon^^ Benja- 
min,'^^ Isaac r George'^), b. 7 Aug., 1797, in Westfield, Mass.; mar. 
Lemira Batchelder, 4 May, 1826, in Conway, Mass. She was b. 14 
June, 1806, in Conway, and d. 27 Jan., 1872. He d. 10 April, 1868. 
Till 1844 he was a farmer in Mass. ; then he removed to Grand Rapids, 
Mich. In 1846 he settled in Alpine, Mich., and engaged in the lumber 
business. He also built and ran a flouring mill there. 

Children b. in Conway. Mass. 

1227. i- John Batchelder, b. 11 March, 1827; mar. Mary Watkins, of Grattan, 
Mich., 20 April, 1853. He d. 6 Jan., 1910. 

1228. ii. Lemira Ann, b. 2 Feb., 1833 ; mar. Aaron H. Hills, i Dec, 1852, 
both of Alpine, Mich. Children all b. in Alpine: I. Hattie, b. ID 
July, 1854; d. 13 Dec, 1895. 2. Jennie, b. i May, 1857. 3. Annie 
P., b. 26 May, 1858 ; mar. Frederick Baumhoff, 4 April, 1899, in 
Alpine, Mich. 4. Henry C, b. 27 Aug., 1859; mar. Melva Rogers, 
25 Feb., 1883, in Alpine. Children: (a) Jay Rogers, b. 6 Feb., 
1885. (b) Terry Lee, b. 11 Oct., 1886. 5. Mary K., b. 9 Feb., 
1863; mar. James G. Cooper, 4 April, 1893, in Alpine. No children. 

1239. iii. Henry Newton, b. 30 Dec, 1838; d. 29 Aug., 1852, 



176 THE COLTON FAMILY. 

600. CHAUNCEY« ^Zadock^'''' and Hulda {Lancton), Gideon,^*' 
Benjamin,^^ Isaac,- George'^), b. 29 Jan., 1800, in Longmeadow, 
Mass.; mar. Marinda Flagg, in Conway, Mass., 26 Oct., 1830. She 
was b. in Conway, 25 Feb., 1809. He d. in Westfield, Mass., 9 Jan., 
1862. She d. 20 Aug., 1896. He Avas an honest and upright man, 
respected by all who knew him. He represented his district in the 
Legislature of Mass. at its session of 1845. 

Children all b. in Westfield, Mass. 

1230. i. Ann Mehitabel, b. 22 Aug., 1831; mar. James Bliss, of Owen, 111., 

14 Dec, 1863. He was son of Christopher and Achsa (Deming) 
Bliss, of Savay, Mass. He was b. in Troy, N. Y., 22 Jan., 1822. 
She d. 8 July, 1881. He d. 12 March. 1895, both in Rockford, 111. 
Children: I. Unnamed, b. and d. 23 June, 1865. 2. Unnamed. 3. 
Arthur Colton, b. 20 March, 1875. 

1231. ii. Jane Elizabeth, b. 21 Jan., 1834; mar. Henry S. Thurston, of Shef- 

field, Mass., 4 April, 1856. She d. 4 March, 1895, in Westfield, 
Mass.. Child: Harry, b. 18 Sept., 1857; d. 25 Oct., 1857. 
1232. iii- Benton Henry, b. 14 Aug., 1836; mar. Lozina Wheeler, of Alpena, 
Mich., 31 Oct., 1859. 

1233. iv. Delazon Smith, D. S., b. 4 Feb., 1839. Studied dentistry and in 

i860 settled in Meriden, Conn., where he practiced his profession 
with good success. He d. 13 Sept., 1864; did iiot marry. 

1234. V. Fannie Maria, b. 20 July, 1841 ; mar. Dr. Theodore S. Rust, of 

East Hampton, Mass., 3 May, 1864, in Meriden, Conn. He was b. 
14 April, 1844, in Northampton, Mass. Succeeded Dr. D. S. 
Colton in the dental business established by him in Meriden. Chil- 
dren: I. Theodora Frances, b. 30 May, 1870. 2. Annie M., b. 5 
Sept., 1872. She has pursued art studies for several years, grad- 
uating from Smith Coll. in 1896, since which time she has been 
in Yale Art School for two years. 

1235. vi. Emma Euseba, b. 5 July, 1841 ; mar. Henry A. Shipman, of Ansonia, 

Conn., 2 Oct., 1871, in Meriden, Conn. He d. in Ansonia, 29 Sept., 
1884. She d. 12 Aug., 1885. Children b. in Ansonia: i. Fannie 
Barille, b. 14 Jan., 1873 ; d. — Jan., 1873. 2. May Shipman, b. 6 
May, 1874; d. i Sept., 1875. 3. Frank Colton, b. 29 July, 1875; d. 
2 April, 1906; unmarried. 4. John, b. 26 Jan., 1880; d. 14 Feb., 

1893. 
1336. vii. Francis Volney, b. 25 May, 1847; d. 29 Aug., 1849, in Westfield, 

Mass. 
1237. viii. Ernestine L'Rose, b. 13 Dec, 1850 ; d. 22 July, 1865, in Meriden, 

Conn. 



SIXTH GENERATION. 177 

606. GIDEON « {Zadock-^'- and Hulda {Lancton), Gideon,^^ Ben- 
jainin/^ Isaac/ George^), b. 16 June, 1817, in Westfield, Mass.; mar. 
Magdalen Young, of Battle Creek, Mich., 12 March, 1843. She was 
b. 21 Sept., 1823, in Oneonta, Otsego Co., N. Y., and d. 12 July, 1845, 
in Grand Rapids, Mich. He mar., second, Florilla Higgins, 14 Feb., 
1849, in Grand Rapids, Mich. She was b. 12 July, 1819, in Fabius, 
N. Y. He mar., third, Hannah Mansfield, and fourth, Fannie Blakely. 
He d. 29 Aug., 1873. Carpenter and joiner, afterwards a millwright, 
and later a manufacturer of lumber, shingles, etc. 

624. MARTIN VAN BUREN « {Edward ^^^ and Achsa {Tucker), 
Edicard,^^ Benjamin,^^ Isaac/ George^), b. 26 Oct., 1832, in Wilbra- 
ham, Mass.; mar. Mrs. Sarah Henrietta (Johnson) Holton, 12 Feb., 
1870. She d. 25 Sept., 1887. He mar., second, Mrs. Emma M. Dunk- 
ley Stearns, 13 March, 1890. She was b. 3 May, 1854. Farmer, lives 
in Hinsdale, N. H. 

Child. 

1261. i. Frederick Walter, b. 13 Nov., 1870, in Winchester, N. H. ; mar. 22 
Oct., 1902, Jessie M. Bardwell, of Hinsdale, N. H. Children: i. 
Robert Bardwell, b. 6 June, 1905. 2. Ruth Emily, b. 15 Jan., 1909. 

625. CHARLES PYNCHON « {Edivard^^^ and Achsa {Tucker), 
Edward/'^ Benjamin/^ Isaac/ George^), b. 21 Aug., 1835, in Wilbra- 
ham, Mass. ; mar. Sophia E. Stebbins, of Winchester, N. H., 1 Oct., 
1856. She d. 7 Jan., 1885, in Winchester. For several years of the 
firm of Hawkins and Colton, proprietors of the Hawkins House, Ash- 
uelot, N. H. In 1894 became proprietor of the Ludlow House, Ludlow, 
Vermont. 

Children. 

1262. i- Charles Frank, b. 22 Aug., 1858, in -South Glastenbury, Conn. ; mar. 
Mary Etta Walker, 24 Feb., 1881, in Charlestown, N. H. She was b. 
14 Nov., 1861. 
1263. ii. Nellie Sophia, b. 9 Sept., i860, in Fitzwilliam, Cheshire Co., N. H. ; 
mar. Charles Orleans Eaton, in Keene, N. H., i Oct., 1884. He was 
b. 27 May, 1861, in Winchester. Children both b. in Brimswick, Me.: 
I. Dean Colton, b. 18 June, 1896. 2. Clyde Howard, b. 22 Jan., 1898. 
12 



178 THE COLTON FAMILY. 

\l(i^. iii- Clark Edward, b. 19 Feb., 1863, in Fitzwilliam, N. H.; mar. Agnes 
Augusta Thompson, of Keene, N. H., 23 Dec, 1885, in Marlboro, 
N. H. She was b. 17 July, 1858, in Keene, N. H. He d. 26 June, 
1893. 

1265. iv. William Andrew, b. 25 May, 1866, in Fitzwilliam, X. H. ; mar. Kath- 

erine Elizabeth Cooney, 24 Jan., 1889, in Bellows Falls, Vt. She was 
b. 25 March, 1858, in Waltham, Mass. He d. 5 March, 1894, in 
Bellows Falls, Vt. 

633. ENOCH « {Asa""^^ and Sarah (Warriner), Ephraim,^* Lieut. 
Ep/iraim,-° Ephraim,^ George'^), b. 30 Nov., 1761, in Longmeadow, 
Mass. ; mar. Sarah Colton, dau. of Solomon and Lucy (Cooley) Colton, 
11 Jan., 1788 (see No. 431), while on their way to Vershire, Vt. She 
d. 12 Oct., 1833. He d. 22 June, 1842. He served in the Revolution- 
ary War at different times; 16 May, 1777, in Lieut. Enoch Cooper's 
Co., Col. David Leonard's Regt., discharged 15 July, 1777; in Capt. 
Samuel Burt's Co., Col. Elisha Porter's Regt., 22 July, 1779 tc 25 
Aug., 1779; in Capt. Caleb Keep's Co., Col. Israel Chapin's Regt., 18 
Oct., 1779 to 21 Nov., 1779. His name also appears as receiving a 
warrant dated Boston, 10 May, 1781, " for wages while in captivity." 

Children. 

1266. i- Solomon, b. 10 Dec, 1788; mar. Eunice Titus, of Vershire, Vt., 2 

Dec, 1813. She d. 2 April. 1838. He mar., second, Mrs. Maria 
Sleeper, of West Fairlee, Vt., 31 March, 1839. He d. 19 Dec, 1849. 

1267. ii. Sylvia, b. 15 Dec, 1790; mar. Michael Phillips, 10 Dec, 1812. Chil- 

dren: I. Sophia {three children). 2. Hazen {three children). 3. 
Sylvia. 

1268. iii. Sally, b. 12 March, 1795; d. i Dec, 1830. 

1269. iv. Harvey, b. 17 Sept., 1797; mar. Sarah Bliss, of Vershire, Vt., 4 July, 
1821. She d. in Vershire, 17 June, 1851. He mar., second, Sarah 
Hackett, of Tunbridge, Vt., 15 Nov., 1855. She d — March, 1873. 
He d. in Tunbridge, 5 Feb., 1865. 

1270. V. Lucy, b. 27 Oct., 1802; mar. Isaac Wyman, — Jan., 1S23. A'^ children. 

1271. vi. Almira, b. 30 Oct, 1806; mar. Joseph Titus, of Wolcott, Vt, 24 

June, 1827. Children: i. Orlando Emulus, b. 9 Dec, 1833; mar. 
Rowenna Cummings, of Hingham, Mass. 2. Ophelia S., b. 25 Nov., 
1835 ; mar. Elmore J. Hall, of Morrisville, Vt. 3. Isaac Pennock, 
b. 10 June, 1839; mar. Ella F. Holton, of Wells River, Vt, 17 April, 
1874. 4. Lavinia A., b. 10 Aug., 1845 ; mar. James Buswell, of 
Boston, Mass. 



SIXTH GENERATION. 179 

634. ASA« [Asa^^^- and Sarah Willard {Warriner), Ephraim,''' 
Lieut. Ephraim^^ Ephraim^ George^), b. 5 Sept., 1763, in Long- 
meadow, Mass. ; mar. Abigail Bliss, dau. of Ebenezer and Abigail 
(Cooley) Bliss, of Longmeadow, 13 June, 1793. She was b. 27 May, 
1769, and d. 13 Aug., 1842. He d. 7 May, 1847. 

Children all b. in Longmeadow. 

1272. i. Justin, b. 24 March, 1794; d. 12 March, 1798. 
J273. ii. Newton, b. 17 Sept., 1795; mar. Naomi Robinson, dau. of John and 
Naomi Robinson, of Granville, Mass., 21 Oct., 1823. She was b. 
24 Oct., 1799, and d. 7 Dec, 1879. He d. 20 Aug., 1858. 

1274. iii. Abigail, b. 25 Feb., 1797; d. 9 May, 1854; did not marry. 

1275. iv. Sarah, b. 23 June, 1798; mar. Loammi Simmons, 14 Dec, 1824. She 

d. 8 April, 1872. Children: i. Clarinda Colton, b. 2 Aug., 1827; 
mar. Edwin Sikes, 20 Oct, 1852; d. 21 Feb., 1867, in Buffalo, N. Y. 
2. Simeon Baldwin, b. 30 Oct., 1829 ; mar. Kate Leonard, 2 Aug., 
1853. 3. John Milton, b. 31 May, 1831 ; d. 13 Feb., 1850, in Yale 
Coll., New Haven, Conn. 

1276. V. Clarinda, b. 15 Feb., 1800; d. 11 Oct., 1800. 

1277. vi. Miranda, twin of Clarinda, b. 15 Feb., 1800; d. 31 July, 1851 ; did 

not marry. 
1278. vii. Justin, b. 5 Jan., 1802 ; mar. Emeline Phelps, of Torrington, Litch- 
field Co., Conn. She d. 30 Aug., 1832, and he mar., second, Sophia 
Field Colton, dau. of Dimond and Lydia (Rogers) Colton, 19 
June, 1833 (see No. 1221). He d. 12 Sept., 1852. 

1279. viii. Simeon, b. 10 Sept., 1803; d. 29 Sept., 1805. 

1280. ix. Moses, b. 3 Aug., 1805; d. 17 July. iSiS; did not marry. 

635. DANIEL, Lieut. « {Asa^^^ and Sarah Willard {Warriner), 
Ephraim^"^ Lieut. Ephraifn,-^ Ephraim,^ George'^), b. 13 April, 1765, 
in Longmeadow; mar. Thankful Dennison, of Straiford, Yt., 10 Jan., 
1792. Lived in Vershire, Vt., but afterwards removed to Jericho, Vt. 
She d. 4 Nov., 1793, and he mar., second, Sarah Church, of \'ershire, 
12 March. 1795. She d. 1 Feb., 1798, and he mar., third, Sarah Larvey, 
of Barnard, Vt., 13 March, 1799. She d. 8 Oct., 1847. He d. in West 
Bolton, Vt., 25 June, 1849. 

Child by second tcife Sarah (Church). 

1281. i. Clara, b. 13 June, 1796; d. spring of 1814. 



180 THE COLTON FAMILY. 

Children by third wife Sarah (Larvey). 

1282. ii- Moses Lakvey, b. 10 Oct., 1800, in Vershire, Vt. ; mar. Susan Pond, 
of Jericho, \ t., 25 Dec, 1822; d. 30 Sept., 1872. 
1283. iii. Fanny, b. 3 Aug., 1802, in Vershire, Vt. ; mar. Edward Fay Hutchins, 

of Jericho, \'t., , 1820; moved to Hebron, Jefferson Co., Wis., 

where he d. , 1855. She d. in Winnebago City, Wis., — 

Nov., 1876. Children : I. John, b. ; mar. Clara Porter, in 

Hebron, Wis.; d. , 1849. 2. Bailey, mar. Susan S. Parker, of 

Hebron, Wis. He died in Andersonville Military Prison, 1864. 
Child: Olive M., b. 8 Feb., 1855; mar. Walter S. Westphall, 27 
Oct., 1878. Children: (a) Elvira, b. 30 Sept., 1879; mar. William 
Kutz, March, 1905. Children: (ai) Laurel, b. 29 Sept., 1906. 
(a 2) Olive, b. 15 March, 1908. (a 3) Karl, b. 13 Sept., 1909. (b) 
Evie, b. 13 Nov.. 18S3. (c) Victor Hailey, b. 29 July, 1886. (d) 
Lura, b. 22 Aug., 1888. 3. Edward Harrison, D. 12 March, 1838, 
in Jericho, Vt. ; mar. Jane E. Hatch, in Jericho, Vt., 11 March, 1859. 

1284. iv. Daniel, b. 5 Nov., 1805; mar. Elizabeth P. Church, 17 March, 1831 ; 
d. in Lowell, Dodge Co., Wis., 23 June, 1863. She d. 14 Dec, 1893. 

I'jSs. v. Ethan, b. 27 Oct.. 1808, in Jericho, Vt. ; mar. Melinda M. A. Pharis, 
14 Sept., 1839. He d. 27 June, 1.S67. Lived in Covington, La. 

1286. vi. Harmon Walkek, b. 28 July, 1820; mar. Rhoda A. Mauzer, of Swan- 
ton Falls, Vt., 4 July, 1840. She was b. 23 Jan., 1822. He d. 26 
Oct., 1886, in Fairmont, Minn. 

0:50. LUCIUS" { A sa''''^ and Sarah Willard {Warrincr) , Ephraim,"' 
Lieut. Ephraim,'^ Ephraim;^ Georf^e^), h. 5 April, 1767, in Long- 
meadow, Mass.; mar. Rebecca Martin, in Sheldon, Vt., , 1792. 

She wa.s b. 15 Der., 1772, and d. 1 May, 1848. He d. 27 Jan., 1852. 

Children a/l b. in Sheldon, I't. 

1287. i. LuciNDA. b. 15 Dec, 1793; d. — Feb., 1875; did not marry. 
1288. ii- ADoi.rjius. b. 20 March, 1801 ; mar. Sally Fish, 20 Jan., 1825. She 

was b. 22 June, 1S02; and d. I March, 1868. He d. 20 Aug., 1881. 
1280. iii. Ei.ECTA. b. 10 June, 1803; mar. Gedadiah Deming, 12 Sept., 1825. 

She d. 19 July, 1844. Children: i. Gedadiah, b. 1827. 2. Andrew 

C, b. 1829. 3. Selah, b. 1830; d. in California. 4. Lucius C, b. 

1832; d. in California. 5. Electa, b. 1835; d. young. 6. Dexter, 

b. 1838; d. 1858. 
1390. iv. Polly, b. 14 Jan., 1805; mar. George Start, , 1830. Children: 

I. George Oilman, b. 7 May, 1833. 2. Mary Ann, b. 17 Dec, 

1835. 3. Asa Albert, b. 7 May. 1837. 4. ^L^ria Jane, b. 7 May, 

1840. 5;. Clara Ella, b. 2 April, 1846. 



SIXTH GENERATION. 181 

I29I. V. Lucius, b. 22 Nov., 1808; mar. Elizabeth Burt, i March, 1838. She 
was b. 26 July, 1813. He d. 16 May, 1874, in Franklin Falls, Vt. 

1292. vi. Asa, b. i Jan., 1811; mar. Sibyl Chamberlin. No children. 

1293. vii. Louisa, b. 14 Jan., 1814; mar. Willard Chamberlain. Children: i. 

Rebecca, mar. Charles Waite. 2. Desire, mar. Zelah Shed. 3. 
Henry, d. in Libby Military Prison, Richmond, Va., during the 
war. 4. Asa, b. ; mar. . 

638. WILLARD « {Asa~^^- and Sarah Willard (Warriner), Eph- 
rai7n,^'' Lieut. Ephraim,-^ Ephraim^ George^), b. 27 Sept., 1770, in 
Longmeadow, Mass.; mar. Mrs. Molly (Joy) Richardson, widow of 

Dr. W. Richardson, of Jericho, Vt., , 1798. She was b. in 

Plainlield, Mass., , 1767. He d. in Stockholm, N. Y. 

Children all h. in Jericho, Vt. 

1294. i. Lucy, b. 28 Nov., 1800; mar. A. Cadwell. He d. . Child: 

Anson, b. . She mar., second, William Staples, — Sept., 

1828; d. I June, 1883. Children: I. Mary L., b. 24 Nov., 1830; d. 

8 May, 1838. 2. Corenlia L., b. 15 Sept., 1832; mar. Wesley Hub- 
burd, I Jan., 1855. Child: Willis W., b. 11 Sept., 1862. 3. Oliver, b. 

9 June, 1834; d. 17 Sept., 1849. 4. Delia S., b. 15 Oct., 1837; d. 
8 April, 1839. 5. Henry A., b. 8 Sept., 1840. 

1295. ii. Lois, b. , 1805 ; mar. Calvin Marsh, of Jericho. She d. 23 Feb., 

1845. Child: Sophronia, b. 25 Feb., 184 1 ; mar. Asa Church, 23 
Feb., 1865, in Williston, Vt. 

1296. iii. William, b. , 1808 ; mar. Delia Hotchkiss. No children. 

1297. iv. Electa, b. , 1810; mar. William Munson, , 1835. Chil- 

dren: Frank, Lucy, Wesley. 

1298. V. Wells Richardson, b. , 1812; d. , 1843; did not marry. 

1299. vi. Ebenezer Kingsbury, b. 27 Nov., 1813; mar. Jane Tripp, 14 June, 

1847. She was b. in Hogansburg. N. Y., 14 Jan., 1826, and d. 26 
Oct., 1896. He d. IS May, 1894. 

Note. — Besides the above Mrs. Willard Colton (Mrs. Richardson) had a 

daughter by her first husband, Anna, b. , 1797; mar. Samuel Culver. , 

1828; d. in Normal, 111.. 1875. 

643. GIDEON « {Eli^"'' and Meriha {Warner), Ephraim^' Lieut. 
Ephraim,'^ Ephraim^ George'^), b. 28 Aug., 1761; mar. Rhoda 
Fowler, of Borodino, Onondaga Co., N. Y. He d. in Borodino. 10 
Sept., 1832. She d. in same place, 9 April, 1842. Farmer. 



182 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

Children. 

1300. i. Harriet, b. 2 Dec, 181 1; mar. Henry Ida, of Borodino, 2 June, 1830; 
d. 13 Jan., 1871. Children all b. in Borodino: I. Mary Jane, b. 22 
May, 1831; mar. Rev. John Kenyon, 19 Jan., i860. 2. Harriet 
Louisa, b. 21 Oct., 1833; d. 12 Oct., 1838. 3. Hortense, b. 11 June, 
1836; mar. Otis Cross, of Baldwinsville, N. Y., 21 Jan. 1863. 4. 
Francis, b. 29 Sept., 1837; mar. Mary Jane Olmsted, of Borodino, i 
Jan., i860. 5. Henry, Jr., b. 30 June, 1839; mar. Jeanette Rathbone, 
of Marietta, N. Y., 21 Jan., 1863. 
I30I. "• Alanson E., b. 13 Oct., 1813; mar. Charity Ida, 10 Dec, 1835. 

644. ELI« (£/i295 and Meriba {Warner), Ephraimr Liriit. Eph- 

raim/'^ Ephraim/ George'^), b. , 1763; mar. Lovisa Warner, 

pub. 18 April, 1795, in Rowe, Mass. He d. 19 Oct., 1798. She mar., 
second, John William, in Rowe, 30 March, 1801. 

Children. 

1302. i. Zebixa, b. 17 March, 1796. 

1303. ii. Clarissa, b. 23 April. 1798; d. 16 Jan., 1803. 

647. SILAS" (£://2»=^ and Meriba {Warner), Ephraim^'' Lieut. 
Ephraim?^ Ephraim,^ George '), b. 23 April. 1768; mar. Mary Hines, 
— Nov., 1796. She was b. in England, 15 Nov., 1775, and d. in Rowe, 
Mass., 16 April, 1818. In March, 1819, he removed with his family 
from Rowe to Vermont. He d. in Sherburne, Vt., 20 March, 1826. 

Children all b. in Rowe. 

1304. i. Nancy, b. ii July, 1797; mar. Thomas W. Estabrook, of Sherburne, 

Vt., 6 Dec, 1821. Ha was b. in Sherburne, i May, 1793. Chil- 
dren: I. Andrew F.. b. 20 Nov., 1822; mar. Augusta Barr, of 
Stockbridge, Vt., 16 June, 1853. 2. Alphonso W., b. i July, 1825; 
mar. Cornelia Williams, of Keene, N. H., 12 March, 1855. 3. 
Alonzo T., b. 7 Aug., 1827; mar. Rebecca Holland, of Stockbridge, 
Vt., 6 April, 1853. 4. Ambrose D., b. 13 Aug., 1829; mar. Lydia 
Wheeler, of Mt. Holly, Vt.. i Jan., 1852. 5. Meriba N.. b. 16 
May, 1833; mar. George Kent, of Manchester. Vt., 6 Feb, 1853. 
6. Oilman L., b. 12 Dec, 1837; mar. Marcia A. Hastings, of Sher- 
burne. Vt.. 27 Dae, i860. 
J305. "• Silas b. 27 Jan.. 1799; mar. Olive Simmons, 8 Oct., 1829. She was 



SIXTH GENERATION. 185 

b. 5 Dec, 1809, in Woodstock, Vt., and d. 7 Oct., 1869. He d. 6 
May, 1882. 

1306. iii- Hiram, b. 2 Dec, 1800; mar. Lucy F. Baker, in Pittsfield, Vt., 24 

Aug., 1826. He d. in Sherburne, Vt., 3 June, 1871. She d. 22 
Feb., 1847. 

1307. iv. Gideon, b. 6 Nov., 1802 ; mar. Mary Dean, i June, 1830. He d. in 

Sherburne, Vt, 21 Sept., 1879. She d. 11 Feb., 1881. 
1308. V. Dorcas, b. i July, 1804; mar. Richard Estabrook, 12 March, 1823, 
in Sherburne, Vt. Children: i. Douglas S., b. 12 Dec, 1823; mar. 
Linda Walker. 2. Eli D., b. 2 Oct., 1825. 3. Aaron Dennis, b. 14 
Feb., 1827; mar. Miriam Walker. 4. Richard D., b. 31 Dec, 1828; 
mar. Eunice Whitcomb. 5. Danford M., b. 13 Dec, 1830. 6. 
Luther D., b. 26 Feb., 1832. 7. Hannah A., b. 10 Oct., 1834; mar. 
Dr. David C. Moore. 8. Harriet Fay, b. 18 Dec, 1836; mar. Rev. 
John S. Smith. 9. Marcus M., b. 29 July, 1839; mar. Emma Paul. 
10. Merrick, b. 28 Feb., 1842; d. 20 Nov. 11. Clara Ann, b. 14 
Dec, 1846; mar. William A. Somers ; d. 3 March, 1879. 12. Merrick 
Gay, b. 12 April, 1849. 
1309. vi. Aaron, b. 21 Feb., 1806; mar. Nancy Baker, in Pittsfield, Vt., 8 
Aug., 1818; moved to Buffalo, N. ¥., in 1847, and from thence in 
i860 to Sycamore, 111. 

1310. vii. Polly, b. 23 March, 1808; d. 6 Oct., 181 1. 

1311. viii. Eli^ b. 28 Jan., 1810; d. 15 Oct., 1811. 

1312. ix. David, b. 23 Jan., 1812; lived in Sherburne, Vt, and d. there, 14 

Sept., 1886; did not marry. 

1313. X. Elisha W., Col., b. 4 Sept, 1813 ; mar. Martha M. Hastings, in 

Sherburne, Vt., 10 Dec, 1839. She was b. 11 Nov., 1820. He d. 9 
Aug., 1883. 

1314. xi. Jonathan, b. 23 Jan., 1815; mar. Amanda M. Pratt, in Stockbridge, 

Vt, 4 Oct, 1847. He d. 23 June, 1888. 
1315. xii. Mary, b. 20 March, 1818; mar. Asahel Gore, 23 March, 1837; lived 
Readsboro, Vt Children: i. Emily J., b. 25 Nov., 1839; mar. 
Francis W. Parker, 14 Sept., 1862; d. 5 Dec, 1868. 2. Almina M., 
b. 7 July, 1849; mar. Frank Crosier, 5 Dec, 1864. 3. Ashael W., 
b. 18 Oct., 185s ; mar, Mary Robertson, 4 Feb., 1876. 

Note. — The above dates are compiled from the several family records. They 
differ from some of the town records in Rowe, because those were very incomplete, 
and in some cases contradictory, whereas these are full and consistent with each 
other.— G. W. C. 

651. DAVID 6 {David ""^^ and Dolly (Powers), Satmiel,^"^ Lieut. 
Ephraim,^^ Ephraim^ George'^), b. about 1781, in Rupert, Benning- 
ton Co.. Vt. : mar. Mary (Patty) Noble, dau. of Luke and Mary (Mc- 



184 THE COLTON FAMILY. 

Cleary) Noble, , 1804, in Rupert. Luke Noble served as a 

soldier in the Revolutionary War. She was b. 26 Dec, 1784. Soon 
after the birth of their first child, they removed to Cato, Cayuga Co., 
N. Y., where they both d. — July, 1810. 

Children. 

1316. i. Fidelia, b. 5 Sept., 1806; mar. Peleg Sherman, in Greenwich, Wash- 
ington Co., N. Y., 16 July, 1842, as his second wife. She d. 7 Oct., 
1875. He d. 18 Nov., 1862, both in Greenwich. Child: Jane Field- 
ing, b. 12 Aug., 1844, in Greenwich, N. Y. ; mar. Reuben Stewart, 
28 Jan., 1869, in Greenwich, N. Y. Children b. in Battenville, N. Y.: 
(a) Mildred Frances, b. 2 June, 1870. (b) Maud Colton, b. 27 
Aug., 1871. (c) Robert Gray, b. 7 March, 1873. (d) Charles Neale, 
b. 8 Jan.. 1878. 
I317. ii. Reube.v Powers, b. 18 Oct., 1808, in Cato, N. Y. ; mar. Jane Macdonald, 
— Feb., 1840. She d. — Nov., 1845. He mar., second, Catharine 
Auchinvale, — May, 1850. She d. — Oct., 1862. 

654. SAMUEL. Captain « (Davicn'"' and Dolly (Poicwrs), Sam- 
uel/''^ Lieut. Ephraimr'' Ephraim,^ George ^ ) , b. in Rupert, Vt., 20 
Feb., 1788; mar. Prudence Thomp-son, in Rupert, 5 Jan., 1815. She 
was b. 22 Jan., 1795. He was b. 22 Jan., 1 793. He was a farmer, lived 
in Rupert, and d. there 25 Feb., 1818. She mar., second, Justus Nel- 
son, 2 April, 1821. His mother was an older sister of her first husband 
(see No. 650). He was b. 24 Feb., 1802, and d. in Cuba, 111., 7 Sept., 
1872. She d. 18 May, 1874, in Cuba, 111. 

Children both b. in Rupert, Vt. 

1318. i. Mi.NEKVA Dolly b. 3 Oct., 1815; mar. Oliver N. Bennett, 23 Aug., 1838. 
He was b. in Richland, N. Y.. 18 Aug.. 1813. and d. 30 Dec, 1S74. 
She d. II April. 1886. Children all b. in Albion, N. Y.: i. Euthan- 
asia, b. II Jan., 1840; mar. George P. Gurley, i Feb.. 1866, in Chi- 
cago. 111.; d. 17 Nov.. 1873. He d. 3 Sept.. 1893. Child: Raymond 
Bennett, b. 5 Oct., 1873. 2. Rosalie H., b. 22 Nov., 1843; mar. 
Charles C. Brown, of South Mountain, Canada, 21 Dec, 1865. She 
has been a very successful teacher, especially of young children, and 
has written much, both prose and poetry. 3. Betsy P., b. 30 Ajiril, 
1849; mar. Lyman Robbins, of Pulaski, Oswego Co., N. Y., 22 June, 
1881. Children: (a) Roy Bennett, b. 27 June, 1883, near Pulaski, 
(b) Albert Scott, b. 18 Feb.. 1886. near Syracuse, N. Y. 4. Win- 
field Scott, M. D.. b. 13 Aug., 1851 ; grad. from \. Y. University 



SIXTH GENERATION. 185 

Medical School, April, 1886 ; mar. Josephine Eugenie Terry, of 
Patchogue, L. I., N. Y., 5 Oct., 1886. Children: (a) Bertie Terry, 
b. 23 June, 1889; d. 27 July, 1890. (b) Joh Winfield, b. 18 March, 
1893. (c) Mary Josephine, b. 10 July, 1896. 
1319. ii. Almira Prudence, b. 3 March, 1818 ; mar. Jonathan Edwards Rob- 
inson, in Pulaski, Oswego Co., N. Y., 13 Jan., 1836. He d. 14 Oct., 
1872, in New Haven, N. Y. She d. in , 25 Dec, 1899. Chil- 
dren: I. Mary Elizabeth, b. 25 Aug., 1837, in Richland, N. Y. ; 
mar. Leroy Clarke, in New Haven, N. Y., 19 May, 1870. Children: 
(a) Ward, Rev. (b) Rhoda. (c) Anna, (d) Myra. 2. Ann Eliza, 
b. 23 May, 1839, iii Richland, N. Y. ; d. 11 Dec, 1862. 3. Edward 
Weeks, b. 22 Sept., 1841 ; mar. Sophie McKinney, in Richland, 19 
Sept., 1865. He was Corporal in Co. E., iioth Regt., N. Y. Vol. 
Enlisted 11 Aug., 1862, was wounded at Port Hudson, June, 1863; 
discharged 28 Aug., 1865. Children: (a) Charles, (b) Rev. Henry 
Ward. He enlisted as a private in Co. E., ist Wis. Vol., 24 June, 
1898; d. 22 Oct., 1898. (c) Flora, (d) Carrie, (e) Anna Belle. 
4. Anna, b. in Richland, N. Y., 16 Feb., 1844; d. 14 Nov., 1862. 5. 
James Richards, Rev., b. 10 June, 1846, in Richland; mar. Mary 
Lydia Forbes, in Oswego, N. Y., i Aug., 1871. Children: (a) 
Rev. James Forbes, (b) Lizzie Forbes, (c) Mary Hunting, (d) 
John Alden. (e) Ruth, (f) Ralph. 6. Emilj', b. 12 July, 1849, 
in Richland ; mar. Smith A. Howard, in New Haven, N. Y., 4 
Jan., 1870; d. 14 March, 1872, in Cherokee, Iowa. 7. Flora Adel, 
b. 17 Oct., 1851, in Richland; d. in New Haven, N. Y., i Dec, 1862. 
8. Martha, b. 19 April, 1854, in New Haven, N. Y. ; mar. Marston 
Lyon, 25 Oct., 1876. 9. Myra Lauretta, b. i May, 1856, in New 
Haven, N. Y. ; grad. at Oswego Normal School, Nov., 1877; mar. 
Philip W. TuthiU, 29 Dec, 1878. 10. Henry Ward B., b. 7 July, 
1858, in New Haven, N. Y. ; d. in New Haven, 14 May, 1863. 11. 
Lucie Minerva, b. 6 April, 1861 ; mar. David P. Morehouse, in 
Mattituck, L. L, N. Y., 6 May, 1880. 

Note. — By Prudence (Thompson) Colton's second marriage (to Justus Nelson) 
there were seven children : i. Charlotte Louisa, b. 2 Aug., 1822 ; mar. Merrit 
Herriman. Children: (a) Justin, (b) Charles. 2. Maria B., b. 15 April, 1824; 
mar. Robert Tracy, 18 Dec, 1843. He d. 17 March, 1891, in Palatine, 111. Chil- 
dren: (a) Lestina L., b. 22 Aug., 1844. (b) Lorenzo H., b. 8 Dec, 1846. (c) 
Lemar, b. 15 April, 1849. (d) Emogene, b. 14 June, 1852. 3. Julia Jennett, b. 2 
Nov., 1827; mar. Lindsey Porter. She d. 14 Sept., 1891, in Plainview, Minn. 
Children: (a) Lornza. (b) Amanda (Minnie). 4. Darius H., b. 7 April, 1830; 
mar. Fannie Cheever. He enlisted in Co. E., 52d 111. Vol., in 1861. Children: 
(a) John, (b) Harriet. 5. Manning H., b. 23 July, 1832; mar. Harriet Medon. 
He enlisted in Co. E., 113th 111. Vol., and d. 28 Dec, 1862, in Memphis, Tenn., 



186 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

while serving the U. S. in the Civil War. Child: Carrie, b. 24 July, 1857. 6. 
Vestina B., b. 20 July, 1835; mar. Lester Daniels. Children: (a) Carrie, (b) 

Frank, (c) Eva. 7. Henry O., b. 31 Oct., 1838; mar. . Children: (a) 

James M., b. 29 Dec, 1864. (b) John C, b. 9 Nov., 1866. 

655, CHARLES « {David -^^ and Dolly {Powers), Samuel,'-''^ Lieut. 
Ephraim/'^ Ephraim^ George''-), b. about 1790, in Rupert, Vt. ; mar. 
twice and had several children, among them. 

1320. i. LoRETTA, b. in Vermont. She mar. and had a large family. 

1321. ii. Madison Gillispie, died an infant of but a few months. 

1322. iii. Adwson Porter, Rev., twin of Madison G. He was a clergyman, 

settled in Kentucky. 

Nothing further has been learned of this family. 

663. J0SP:PH" {Ephraim^''^ and Anna {Roberts), Samuel,^'^^ 
Lieut. Epliraivi,-^ Ephraim.^ George^), h. 13 Nov., 1789, in Rupert, 

Vt. ; mar. Lucy Christine Merritt, , 1810, in Cato, N. Y. He d. 

in Cato, 21 June, 1815. She was b. 15 Nov., 1796, and d. in Salina, 
N. Y., 21 Sept., 1834. Farmer. 

Children all b. in Cato, N. Y. 

1323. i. Lucy A., b. 3 Sept., 1812; mar. Joseph P. Patterson, 3 July, 1834, in 

Oswego, N. Y. He was b. 29 April, 1806, in Rupert, Vt., and d. 14 
Jan., 1856, in New York City. Children: i. Joseph Henry, b. 21 
April, 1835, in Syracuse, N. Y. ; mar. Harriet A. Pierce, in New 
York, 29 June, 1856. 2. Oliver Curtis, b. 20 Jan., 1838, in CoUins- 
ville. Conn.; mar. Henrietta M. Youngs, 6 May, 1861. 3. Cornelia 
Amanda, b. 23 Aug., 1840, in New York City; d. 28 April, 1842. 4. 
Hester Amanda, b. 22 March, 1843 ; mar. Thomas E. Oakes, 26 
April, 1866. 

1324. ii. Minerva, b. 12 Feb., 1814; mar. James A. Vandine, 28 March, 1840, 

in New York City; d. 13 Nov., 1847, in St. Louis. Mo. Children: 

I. Christine, b. , 1845. 2. Unnamed son, b. and d. , 

1847. 

1325. iii. Joseph, b. 15 Nov., 1815. 

665. JULIUS « {Epliraim^"^ and Anna {Roberts), Samuel,^''^ 
Lieut. Ephraim.-^ Ephraim,^ George'^), b. 29 Nov., 1795, in Rupert, 
Vt. ; mar. Abigail Bunnell, in Sterling, N. Y. She d. in Hannibal, 



SIXTH GENERATION. 187 

Oswego Co., N. Y., , 1835. He mai., second, Nancy Crawford, 

in Hannibal, N. Y., , 1836. She d. in Fort Scott, Kansas, 

, 1871- He d. in Columbia Co., Wis., 25 Dec, 1851. Farmer. 

Children by first wife, Abigail, all b. in Hannibal, N . Y . 

1326. i- Ephraim, b. 28 Feb., 182 1 ; mar. Jane Delahunty, , 1856, in 

Australia; d. in Fort Scott, Kan., 5 Feb., 1879. 

1327. ii. Miles Royal, b. 11 April, 1823; mar. Elizabeth Henry, in Geneva, 

N. Y., 15 May, 1850; d. 2 Nov., 1889, in Dayton, Wash. 

1328. iii. RosiNA, b. , 1825 ; d. . 

1329. iv. Charlotte, b. , 1827; d. in Geneva, N. Y., , 1836. 

1330. v. Lemuel, b. ii July, 1830; mar. Freelove A. Spicer, in Portage City, 

Wis., I Jan., 1854. No children. 

1331. vi. William, b. , 1832 ; d. , 1848, in Kenosha, Wis. 

Child by second wife Nancy. 

1332. vii. Cephas, b. , 1837, in Racine, Wis. ; mar. Laura B. Haydon, 

14 Jan., 1871, in Fort Scott, Kan. 

667. JOHN MILTON « {Ephraim^''^ and Anna {Roberts), Sam- 
uel,^^"^ Lieut. Ephraim,'^ Ephraim,^ George^), b. 29 Sept., 1801, in 
Rupert, Vt. ; mar. Mary Chapman, in Victory, Cayuga Co., N. Y., 
3 June, 1824. Woolen manufacturer, in 1880 lived in Kalamazoo, 
Mich. He d. about 1891. 

Children. 

1333. i. Ann Eliza, b. i Feb., 1827, in Sterling, Cayuga Co., N. Y. ; mar. 

Robert Blackett, in Kalamazoo, Mich., 11 Sept., 1849. She d. in 
Fort Scott, Kan., 13 Nov., 1861. He d. 20 April, 1876. Children: 
I. Mary Elizabeth, b. 21 Aug., 1851, in Kalamazoo, Mich.; d. in 
San Francisco, Cal., 8 Oct., 1876. 2. Jennie Cornelia, b. 16 May, 
1856; mar., 1876, Frank G. Satterer. Children: (a) Helen Kate, 
b. 27 Jan., 1878. She mar. William Love, of Branson, Kan. Child: 
William Robert, b. 3 May, 1906. (b) Julia Allier, b. i Oct., 1880. 
(c) Cornelia, b. 10 Oct., 1882. She mar. Frank Pfieffer. Child: 
Francis, b. Jan., 1908. (d) Robert Rufus. b. 1886. 3. Kate Eliza, 
b. 16 Aug., 1858, in Kalamazoo; mar. Mr. Chatt. 4. Milton Ervin, 
b. 4 March, i860, in Fort Scott, Kan.; d. in Fort Scott, 21 Oct., 1868. 

1334. ii. Mariette, b. 11 May, 1829, in Maryville, Chautauqua Co., N. Y. ; mar. 

Joseph S. Davison, — July, 1853. No children. 

1335. iii. William, b. 9 June, 1832, in Waterloo, N. Y. ; went to California in 



188 THE COLTON FAMILY. 

1861 ; where last heard from, 1865, was in Idaho. Supposed to be 
dead. 

1336. iv. John Milton, b. 22 Feb., 1834, in Waterloo, N. Y. ; d. 15 Sept., 1847. 

1337. V. Alfred, b. 10 June, 1837, in Waterloo, N. Y. ; d. 16 Nov., 1869, in 

Baxter Springs, Kansas. 

670. SAMUEL" {Samuen^^ and Anne G. {IVarriner), Samuel,^'"' 
Samuel,-^ Ephraim,^ George'^), b. 20 April, 1801, in Longmeadow, 
Mass.; mar. Delia Jencks, in West Springfield, Mass., 16 July, 1834. 
She was b. 4 Sept., 1815, and d. 17 May, 1836. He mar., second, Alice 
(Ellis) M. Spelman, in West Granville, Mass., 20 Feb., 1840. She 
was b. 21 July, 1817. He learned the jeweler's trade in Springfield, 
Mass., and about 1825 was engaged in that business in Georgetown, 
S. C, where he remained a few years. Recovering from a severe illness, 
he made the acquaintance of a West India Sea Captain, and with him 
made voyages to southern ports, returning after a time to Longmeadow, 
in which place and in Springfield he followed his early trade ; later, he 
removed to West Granville, Mass., and in partnership with John Kent, 
engaged in the manufacture of spectacles, etc., which he continued till 
about 1860. He removed to Springfield in 1863, and entered the em- 
ploy of W. H. Wilkinson, continuing with his successor, A. F. Ball, in 
the manufacture of harness and saddlery goods. 

Child by first wife Delia. 

1338. i. Edgar Jencks, b. 12 Nov., 1S33, in Longmeadow, Mass. He enlisted 

at the breaking out of the war in the ist Regt., Mass. Cav.^lry ; was 
shot through the shoulder in the engagement at Aldia, Virginia, 
from the effect of which he never recovered. He d. in Springfield, 
Mass., ID May, 1865 ; unmarried. 

Children by second wife, Alice M., all b. in Jl'est Granville, Mass. 

1339. ii. Flavia Ann, b. 25 April. 1841 ; mar. Edwin Augustus Potter, of 

Plymouth, Conn., in Springfield, Mass., 18 July, 1864; d. 17 March, 
1891. He was b. 18 Aug., 1832, in Plymouth, Litchfield Co., Conn. 
Children: I. Frank, b. 14 Oct., 1867. 2. Frederick, b. 24 March, 
1873; d. 9 March, 1876. 3. May, b. 2 May, 1876. 

1340. iii. Susan Spelman, b. 21 Aug., 1843; mar. James Burns Maready, of 

Thompsonville, Conn., in West Granville, Mass., 20 Aug., 1862; d. 
I Feb., 1892. He was b. i Feb., 1840. Children: i. Charles Albert, 
b. 24 July, 1864; mar. Annie Willard Kirby, 4 Aug., 1891. She 



SIXTH GENERATION. 189 

was b. 15 Aug., 1864, in Harpers Ferry, W. Va. Children: (a) 
James Clinton, b. 11 Dec, 1892. (b) Ruth Elizabeth, b. 31 Oct., 
1894. (c) Ralph Wallace, b. 12 May, 1897. 2. Agnes Lillian, b. 28 
Nov., 1876. 

1341. iv. Mary Elizabeth, b. 21 Sept., 1846; d. 7 May, 1864. 

1342. V. Edwin Frank, b. 8 Oct., 1849; d. 21 June, 1851. 

1343. vi. Frank Edward, b. i Feb., 1853; d. 17 Sept., 1867. 

1344. vii. Frederick Henry, b. 11 July, 1855; mar. Mary Jane Meyrick, 16 
Sept., 1882. 

674. MOSES SHEPARD« {Lemuel ^^^ and Lydia (Shepard), 
Josiah,'^^'^ Josiah,^'^ Ephraim,^ George'^), b. 6 Aug., 1798, in Grantham, 

N. H.; mar. Arvilla Coates, in Norwich, Vt., , 1825. She d. 

in Belvidere, La Moille Co., Vt., 15 Nov., 1832. In 1839 emigrated 
to Russell, Geauga Co., Ohio, taking his mother and his children with 
him. In 1843 again moved and settled in Otsego, Steuben Co., Indiana, 
where he remained till he d. 6 March, 1868. Farmer. For forty 
years he taught school during the winter months of every year. 

Children all b. in Belvidere, Vermont. 

1345. i. Carseldana Arvila, b. 30 April, 1826; mar. William Potter, in Rus- 

sell, Ohio, , 1842 ; mar. second, Hiram Wallis Holdridge, in 

Otsego, Steuben Co., Ind., , 1848. She d. 9 June, 1852, in 

York, Steuben Co., Ind. He d. in Chicago, 111., , 1854. Child: 

Abner C, b. , 1850. 

1346. ii. Betsy Verona, b. 14 March. 1828; mar. Seth Jaqua, q Oct.. l8c;3. in 

Otsego, Steuben Co., Ind. She d. in same place 22 Nov., 1872. 
Children: I. Carlos, b. 22 Feb., 1856; d. 7 March, 1856. 2. Sarah 

Evaline, b. 10 Feb., 1858 ; mar. Marcellus Claypool, in Union City, 
Mich., 21 July, 1876. 

1347. ^^" Lyman Shepard, Rev., b. 17 Aug., 1830; mar. Nancy Whisler, 21 Feb., 

1859, in Jamestown, Steuben Co., Ind. She was b. 14 Feb., 1841, 
in Pike, Starke Co., Ohio. 

675. LEMUEL « {Lemuel ^^^ and Lydia {Shepard), J osiah, '■'>'' 
Josiah,-* Ephraim,^ George'^), b. 30 April, 1800, in New Gr.mtham, 
N. H. ; mar. Matilda Irwin, in Otsego, Steuben Co., Ind., 26 Dec, 
1847. She was b. in New York City, 28 Sept., 1818, and d. 24 Feb., 
1883. Lived in Pleasant Lake, Steuben Co., Ind., and d. there 3 June, 
1890. In early manhood was a .school teacher and, later, a farmer. 



190 'l^HE COLTON FAMILY. 

Child. 

1348. i- Lemuel C, b. 30 Maj', 1849; mar. Martha Crampton. 19 Oct., 1S72. 
She was b. 4 April, 1856, in Steuben, Steuben Co.. Ind. He mar., 
second, Martha L. Harris, of Cass Co., Mich., 26 March, 1889. No 
Children. 

676. ZEBINA*' {Lemuel "^^ and Lydia {SheparJ). Josiah,^'''' 
Josiah,-* Ephrahn,^ George'^), b. 28 May, 1802, in Grantham, N. H. ; 
mar. Lois Buck, 7 Feb., 1831. He d. in Pierrepont, N. Y., 6 Nov., 
1855. She d. in same place 1 May, 1859. Farmer. 

Chisdren. 

1349. i. Curtis, b. 26 Feb., 1832, in Norwich, Vt. ; d. i May. 1858. 

1350. ii. C.\RLOS, b. 5 April. 1834, in Hanover, N. H. ; d. 7 June, 1907; mar. 

Hannah Smith, in Hopkinton, N. Y., i May, i860. She was b. 27 
Nov., 1832, and d. 23 Feb., 1870. A'o children. He mar., second, 
Ella H. Leach, in Hopkinton, 20 May, 1891. She was b. 31 March. 
1845. Farmer, resides in Colton, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y. 

135 1. iii. Ellen, b. 5 May, 1838, in Norwich, Vt. ; mar. John Church, in South 

Canton, N. Y., 9 May, 1867. He was b. 24 April, 1840, near Crary's 
Mills, N. Y. Children both b. in Crary's Mills: i. Lelia C, b. 20 
July, 1872. 2. Lola E., b. 29 May, 1880. 

681. ELI« {Ithainar^-* and Alinda (Wells), Rev. Eli,''* Rev. 
Benjainin,-^ Ephraim,^ George'), b. 25 Nov., 1769, in Granby, Conn.; 
settled in Erie Co., Penn., in 1797 ; mar. Elizabeth Deitz, in Elk Creek, 
Erie Co., Penn., 3 May, 1801. She was b. in Hagerstown, Washington 
Co., Md., 28 Feb., 1784, and d. in Elk Creek, 11 Aug., 1867. He d. in 
Elk Creek, 14 March, 1851. He was a man of sturdy individuality, an 
excellent farmer, and took a prominent part in pul)lic affairs, liut though 
offered him, he never held office. 

Children all b. in Elk Creek, Penn. 

1352. i. Elizabeth, b. 12 April, 1802; mar. Hiram Bradley, in Elk Cr., 19 

April, 1826. She d. 13 Feb., 1877, in Crawford Co., Penn. Chi{ 
dren all b. in Cassawago Tp.. Craw} or d Co., Penn.: I. Justin 
Bassett, b. 28 Dec, 1826; mar. Naomi Susan Cook, 15 Jan., 1852. 
2. Edwin, b. 2 Aug.. 1828; d. 24 Feb., 1829. 3. Infant son, un- 
named, b. and d. 12 Jan., 1830. 4. Cynthia Maria, b. 28 Dec, 
1831; mar. William H. Vandyke, 25 Dec, 1851 ; d. 12 Nov.. 1853. 



SIXTH GENERATION. 191 

5. Edwin Colton, b. 21 Dec, 1833; mar. Marian Whiting, 23 Dec, 
1864. 6. Henry Stratton, b. 12 June, 1836; d. 20 Sept., 1850. 7. 
Elizabeth Chloe, b. and d. 18 Dec, 1838. 8. George W., b. 30 
Aug., 1841 ; d. 25 Sept., 1850. 9. Hiram James, b. i May, 1844; 
d. 15 Sept., 1850. 
1353. ii. Theron, b. 7 Oct., 1803 ; mar. Lydia Ann Coon, in Elk Creek, Penn., 
21 April, 1831. She was b. i Feb., 1812. He d. 21 Feb., 1887. 
1354. iii. Melinda, b. 21 July, 1805; mar. John Hastier Brindle, in Elk Creek, 
Penn., 16 Oct., 1828. She d. 3 July, 1889. He was b. in Eanons- 
burg, Penn., 4 Aug., 1800, and d. in Springfield, Penn., 29 May, 
1852. Children all b. in Springfield, Erie Co., Penn.: I. Elizabeth 
Harriet, b. 4 Oct., 1829; d. 25 Nov., 1829. 2. John Hastier, b. 28 
Oct., 1830; d. 24 Nov., 1830. 3. Cordelia Charlotte, b. 2 Oct., 
183 1 ; mar. Henry Jackson McFarland, in Painesville, O., 7 June, 
1857. He was b. 28 Jan., 1830, in Dover, O. Children: (a) 
Frank Henry, b. 26 May, 1858. (b) Halbert Jackson, b. 6 May, 
1861; d. 26 July, 1861. (c) George Brindle, b. 30 Oct., 1862. (d) 
Charles Cummings, b. 24 Jan., 1864. (e) Henry Jackson, b. 26 
Nov., 1866. (f) Ruble Jewell, b. 14 July, 1871. (g) May Cor- 
delia, b. 22 May, 1S73. 4. Caroline Emeline, b. 11 Oct., 1833; mar. 
John George ilazeltine, in Springfield, Penn., I Feb., 1855. He 
was b. 10 Nov., 1828, in Conneaut, O. Children: (a) Mary M., 
b. 3 Nov., 1857. (b) William H., b. 27 July, 1859; d. 12 Jan., 
i860. 5. William Harrison, b. 15 Sept., 1836; mar. Harriet Matilda 
Frank, in Kirtland, O., 25 Dec, 1867. He d. 16 July, 1890. She 
was b. in Amherst, O., 19 Jan.. 1843. Children: (a) Unnamed 
son, b. and d. — Aug., 1868. (b) Frank, b. 31 Oct., 1869. (c) 
Lulu, b. 12 Sept., 1871. (d) William H., b. 18 Sept., 1873. (e) 
Perry M., b. 3 Jan., 1876; d. 12 Jan., 1888. (f) Arthur, b. 16 
Dec, 1878. 6. Henry Jefferson, b. i March, 1839; d. 8 Nov., 1889. 
7. James Madison, b. 21 June, 1S41. 8. Mathias Colton, b. 29 Oct., 
1846 ; mar. Anna Jenkins, in Percival, Fremont Co., O., 24 Dec, 
1872. She was b. 15 Feb., 1851, in Frankfort, Ky. Children: 
(a) Henry T., b. 4 Feb., 1874; d. 18 Sept., 1875. (b) Ruble J., 
b. 2 Dec, 1875. (c) Edwin C, b. 15 Jan., 1878; d. 27 Jan., 1890. 
(d) Jesse E., b. 6 Aug., 1880. (e) George L., b. 27 Sept., 1882; 
d. 12 March, 1887. (f) Rupert C, b. 28 July, 1884; d. 8 March, 
1887. (g) Unnamed, b. 28 July, 1884; d. 2 Aug.. 1884. (h) Corra 
C, b. 10 Sept., 1886. 9. George Washington, b. 23 March, 1849; 
mar. Portia Cleveland, 20 Oct.. 1870. She was b. 27 April, 1848, 
in Elkhart. Ind. He d. 2 Dec, 1887. Child: Lillian Maude, b. 10 
Sept., 1876. 10. Mary Melinda, b. 21 March, 1851; mar. Ogilvie 
Albert Williams, in Chester, Lake Co., O., 29 March, 1871. He 
was b. 2 March, 185 1, in Kirtland, O. Children: (a) Charles A., 



192 THE COLTON FAMILY. 

b. 29 Oct., 1872. (b) Jesse M., b. 8 Feb., 1873. (c) Delia A., b. 

7 Jan., 1885. 

1355. iv. Eli, b. 21 Feb., 1807; d. 3 July, 1807. 

1356. V. Martha Randall, b. 5 May, 1809; mar. Greenlief Stephen Warren, 

in Elk Cr., Penn., 15 Oct., 1835; d. 17 April, 1883, in Erie, Penn. 
He was b. 26 March, 1803, in Vermont, and d. in Philadelphia, 
Penn., 9 Feb., 1852. Children: I. Jane Elizabeth, b. 3 July, 1836, 
in Illinois; mar. George Washington Hayberger, in Erie, Penn., 

15 Oct., 1863. He was b. 18 Sept., 1836, in Mill Cr., Erie Co., 
Penn. 2. Adilia Maria, b. 6 July, 1838. in Geneva, Wis. 3. Mary 
Ann, b. 23 Feb., 1840, in Geneva, Wis. ; mar. Charles Mather Sher- 
wood, in Erie, Penn., 2 Nov., 1858. He was b. 2 July, 1837. 4. 
Martha Ellen, b. 25 May, 1842, in Geneva, Wis. 5. Henry Green- 
lief, b. 21 July, 1844; mar. Anah May Cummins, in Erie, Penn., 
26 Dec, 1866. He d. 9 March, 1897, in Tacoma, Wash. She was 
b. 10 June, 1846, in Erie, and d. 30 Oct., 1880. 

1357- iv. Daughter, b. and d. 15 Oct., 1810. 

1358. vii. Fidelia, b. 26 May, 1812; mar. Ebenezer Matthews, in Elk Cr., 
Penn., 3 May, 1839. She d. 13 Jan., 1898. He was b. 23 Sept., 
1801, in Oakland, Can. Children all b. in Elk Cr.: I. Eli Thomas, 
b. 26 Nov., 1841 ; d. 28 Jan., 1842. 2. George Washington, b. 3 
Sept., 1843; mar. Jennie Landphire, in Albion, Erie Co., Penn., 

16 Feb., 1864. 3. William Henry, twin of Geo. Washington, b. 3 
Sept., 1843; mar. Annie M. Prescott, in Elk Cr., 18 Oct., 1864. 4. 
Marcus Dietz, b. 12 Dec, 1846; mar. Leonora Church, in Albion, 
Penn., 10 June, 1867. 5. Perry Brownell, b. 26 Jan., 1849; d. 11 
May, 1850. 6. Charles Eleazer, b. 12 April, 185 1 ; mar. Inez Rich- 
ardson, in Paw Paw, Mich., 6 Feb., 1874. 

1359* ^"^* Arnestus Deitz, b. 9 June, 1814; mar. Caroline E. Holcomb, in Wd- 
worth Co., Wis., 18 Nov., 1841. She was b. 8 Sept., 1818, in Hart- 
ford, Conn., and d. in Geneva, Wis., 14 Feb., 1846. He mar., 
second, Annah E. Booth, in Geneva, Wis., 18 Oct., 1848. He d. 

8 March, 1894. 

1360. ix. Hassannah, b. 5 March, 1816; d. 15 March, 1816. 

1361. x- Eli. b. 23 Oct., 1817; mar. Fanny Kelley, in Erie Co., Penn., 23 Oct., 

1847. She was b. 29 Oct., 1822, in Lockport, N. Y. He d. 9 Oct., 
1884. 

1362. xi. George Washington, b. 3 Dec, 1819; mar. Mrs. Adela Stuart 

(Shepard) Benedict, in Girard, Erie Co., Penn., 11 May, 1853. She 
d. in Harrisburg, Penn., 8 Feb., 1878; he mar., second, Mrs. Mary 
Hoster {nee Brennerman), 5 Dec, 1889. She d. in Erie, Penn., 
28 July, 1894. 
1363. xii. Maria Susanna, b. 10 March, 1822; mar. Wheeler D. Matthews, in 
Elk Cr., Penn., 4 Jan.,. 1847. He was b. i Feb., 1822, in Burford, 



SIXTH GENERATION. I93 

Oxford Co., Ontario, Can. Children: i. Delia Elizabeth, b. 29 
Oct., 1847; mar. Robert Corrigan Hamilton, 21 Dec, 1864, in 
Hamilton, Ont. He was b. 26 Nov., 1843. Children: (a) Ellie 
Rozelle, died, (b) Lillian Maud, b. 7 May, 1874; mar. Walter 
H. Allworth, 31 Jan., 1900. He was b. 20 Jan., 1870. Children: 
(b I) Helene, b. 11 June, 1903. (b 2) Arthur Hamilton, b. 6 July, 

1906. (b3) Russell Edward, b. 7 Feb., 1909. (c) Arthur Matt- 
hews, died, (d) Nora Eileen, b. 9 Feb., 1886; mar. 18 June, 1908, 
John Charles Webster. He was b. 6 Nov., 1880. Child: Moyna 
Eileen, b. 20 Jan., 1910. 2. Wilmot Deloui, b. 29 Aug., 1852; mar. 
Annie Jane Love, 29 Aug., 1872. Children: (a) Wilmot Love, b. 

; mar. 27 Aug., 1903, Annabel M. Osier. Children: (a i) 

Donald, b. 2 July, 1906. (a 2) Ethel Anne F., b. Sept., 1904. (b) 
Ethel Adine, mar. 29 Jan., 1902, J. K. L. Ross. Children: (b i) 
James, b. 10 Jan., 1903. (b 2) Hylda, b. — May, 1905. (c) Ina 
Beatrice, b. 5 Feb., 1886. (d) Arnold Colton, b. 9 Sept., 1889. 3. 
Ella Rogene, b. 29 Aug., 1852; mar. John Alexander Paterson, 15 
June, 1875. He was b. 27 Nov., 1851 ; d. i Feb., 1909. She d. 20 
March, 1891. Children: (a) Wilmot Matthews, b. 30 April, 1876; 
mar. Louise Ely Button, 18 Oct., 1904. She was b. 11 July, 1876. 
Children: (a i) Eugenie Louise, b. 5 Sept., 1905. (a 2) Anna 
Ely, b. 24 May, 1907. (b) John Alexander, b. 26 July, 1877; mar. 
Louise Marguerite Baird, 25 Oct., 1905. She was b. 26 April, 
1876. Child: John Alexander, Jr., b. 26 April, 1910. (c) Douglas 
Campbell, b. 11 Nov., 1881 ; mar Grace Eugenie Taylor, 29 Jan., 

1907. She was b. 5 Aug., 1882. Child: Douglas Campbell, Jr., 
b. 16 May, 1909. (d) Gordon K., b. 7 May, 1883 ; mar. Edna Kate 
Simon, 28 April, 1906. She was b. 8 June, 1887. (e) Ella 
Rogene, b. — , Sept., 1889; d. — Oct., 1890. 4. Marion Rozelle, b. 
25 July, 1854; mar. Edward Rogerson, 3 July, 1873, in Toronto. 
Children: (a) Marion, b. 30 May, 1874; mar. 11 Oct., 1898, George 
M. Tuttle. Children: (a i) Marion, b. 10 July, 1900. (a 2) Winni- 
fred, b. 25 Nov., 1903. (a 3) Gertrude, b. 26 Sept., 1905. (b) 
Edward A., b. 21 Dec, 1879; mar. Clara Torrey, 26 Nov., 1903. 
Children: (b i) Winnifred, b. 3 Oct., 1904. (b 2) Edward, b. 3 
June, 1909. (b3) Susanne, h. 11 Aug., 1910. (c) Vida, b. 19 
March, 1882. (d) Wheeler, b. 2 April, 1886. 

1364. xiii. Eleazer Wells, b. 9 Dec, 1824; mar. Matilda Williams, 19 Feb., 

1850, in Erie Co., Penn. He d. in California, 17 Sept., 185 1. 

1365. xiv. Marcus Fayette, b. 25 Oct., 1826; mar. Laura L. Whelpley, 12 

March, 1852, in Ashtabula Co., Ohio. She d. 22 Nov., 1897, in 
New York City. 

1366. XV. Oscar Henry, b. 20 May, 1832; mar. Roselle McNulty, 26 Jan., 

i860, in Erie Co., Penn. She d. 9 Aug., 1868, in Elk Cr., and he 
mar. second, Elmina H. Wood, 6 Nov., 1883 
13 



194 THE COLTON FAMILY. 

683. THERON'^ {Ithamar^^-^ and Alinda {Wells), Rev. Eli,^^* 
Rev. Benjamin,-^ Ephraim,^ George^), b. 6 May, 1773, in Granby, 
Conn.- mar. Elizabeth Clark, in Cornwall, Litchfield, Conn., 14 June, 
1798. She was b. in Cornwall, 22 June, 1779, and d. 21 Jan., 1S64, in 
Nelson, Ohio. He learned the blacksmith's trade near his old home 
and in New York City, and then established himself in that business 
in Cornwall, Conn., where he remained till 1814, when he went with 
his family to Danby, Livingston Co., N. Y. There he left them while 
he went on foot to Nelson, Portage Co., Ohio, in which place he 
bought a farm. He then returned to Danby, and in the spring of 1815 
took his family to Nelson, where he established a home and the firrt 
blacksmith shop in that neighborhood. He d. there 8 Aug., 1851. 

Children x and xi b. in Nelson, Ohio, all the others in Cormvall, Conn. 

1367. i. Nancy, b. 25 April, 1799; d. 4 June, 1820; unmarried. 

1368. ii. Unnamed Daughter, b. 4 Aug., 1800; d. in infancy. 

1369. "'• Eli, b. 15 Sept., 1801 ; mar. Charlotte Wadsworth, i Jan., 1824; d. 
8 Jan., 1873. She d. 18 Feb., 1875. 
1370. iv. Eliza, b. 11 Nov., 1803; mar. Marsh Smith, in Nelson, Portage Co., 
Ohio, 28 Oct., 1823. She d. 30 Sept., 1884. He was b. 18 Aug., 
1799, in Manchester, and d. — Sept., 1887. Children all b. in Park- 
man. Geauga Co., Ohio: I. John Marsh, b. 10 Aug., 1824; d. 10 
Aug., 1825. 2. Hannah Beardsley, b. 20 Aug., 1826; mar. Peter R. 
Bates, in Parkman, Ohio, 16 Oct., 1845. 3. Elizabeth Clark, b. 7 
April, 1829; mar. Joseph G. Durfee, 2 July, 1851, in Chardon, O. 

: 4. Henry Kenton, b. 10 Aug., 1832; mar. Harmony G. Stocking, 

22 Feb., 1854, in Parkman, O. He has been Probate Judge of 
Geauga Co. for the past forty-six years. Resigned and retired 
from active work Feb., igio. Children: (a) One died in infancy, 
(b) Stuart S., b. 24 April, 1857; mar. Nov., 1883, Clara Heecher. 

I Children: (b l) Murray S. (b 2) Marie V. He mar., second. 2 

April, 1891, Mary E. Thrasher. Child: Maxim, (c) Halbert D. 
Smith, b. 22 May, 1866 ; mar. Sarah Jane Wilson, 24 Sept., 1896. 
Child: Wilson W.. b. about 1902. 5. Theron Colton, b. 12 April, 1835 ; 
mar. Lovinia Hopkins, 12 April, 1859, in Chardon, O. 6. Newell 
Robert, b. 12 Feb., 1838; mar. Bettie M. Dunn, 24 March, 1864, in 
Parkman, O. She d. 5 Jan., 1871. 7. Nancy Marilla, b. 10 Dec, 
1840; d. 8 .Sept., 1847, in Parkman, O. 8. Marsh, b. 24 July, 1844; 
mar. Joseph Halcomb, 20 Dec, 1865, in Parkman. 9. Eliza 
Marilla, b. 26 Jan., 1849; mar. John Brooks, 16 March, 1871, in 

; Troy, Geauga Co., O. 



SIXTH GENERATION. 195 

1371. V. Clarissa, b. 27 July, 1802 ; d. 28 Sept., 1870, in Jefferson, Ashta- 
bula Co., O. ; did not marry. 
1372. vi. David Clark, b. 5 Aug., 1807 ; mar. Matilda Harrington, 22 Nov., 

1840, in Garrettsville, O. He d. 3 July, 1890, in Easton, Ionia Co., 

Mich. She d. in Easton, 7 Oct., 1899. 
1373. vii. Theron Wells, b. 3 March, 1810. He was a wagon maker by trade 

and also a farmer. Resided in Nelson, O., the greater part of his 

life, and d. there 6 Aug., 1863 ; unmarried. 
l^'jj^. viii. John Belden, b. 27 Nov., 181 1; mar. Mary Lucretia Tilden, 20 

Sept., 1847, in Nelson, O. She d. 23 Dec, 1891. He d. 18 June, 

1895, both in Nelson, O. 

1375. ix. Mary Elizabeth, b. 26 Dec, 1813; mar. William H. Linzee, 4 July, 

1833, in Nelson, O. She d. about 1904. He was a blacksmith by 
trade. He entered the Union Army in the Civil War, and never 
returned. His fate is unknown. Children all h. in Nelson: I 
Belden Colton, b. 20 Sept., 1834; mar. Eliza D. Ellinwood, 20 Oct. 
1855, in Hiram, Portage Co., O. She d. 10 Aug., 1859, in Nelson 
He mar., second, Jane Tillotson, 17 Sept., 1862, in Nelson. 2 
Mary Ann, b. 12 Feb., 1837; d. 6 Feb., 1873, in Jefferson, O. 3 
Eliza Jane, b. 21 June, 1839; mar. John Pritchard, 28 May, 1857 
in Ravenna, Portage Co., O. 4. Frances, b. 25 Sept., 1841. 5 
Charlotte Amelia, b. 15 March, 1843; rnar. Allen Gooddale, 30 
July, 1876, in Jefferson, O. 

1376. X. Catharine Ann, b. 14 Oct., 1816; mar. Sylvester Taylor, 18 Oct., 

1838, in Nelson, from which place they removed to Ionia, Mich., in 
1858. She d. in Ionia, 19 Dec, 1880. He was b. in Berkshire Co., 
Mass., 7 April, 1814 and d. in Ionia, 7 Feb., 1897. Children: i. 
John Clark, b. i July, 1840, in Nelson; mar. Mary Lucy Taylor, 
9 Oct., 1867, in Ionia, Mich. He served three years in the war of 
the Rebellion, to its close, in the 2isf Regt., Mich. Inf. Children: 
(a) Carl Reed, b. 27 July, 1868 ; mar. Charlotte Angelique Ar- 
rivee, 25 May, 1900. (b) Katharine, b. i July, 1870. (c) Richard 
Llewellyn, b. 15 April, 1875. (d) Jean, b. i Feb., 1879. (e) Flor- 
ence, b. I Feb., 1881. (f) Alice, b. 7 May, 1883. (g) Martha, b. 
17 April, 1890. 2. Henry Paret, b. 29 June, 1845, in Garrettsville, 
O. ; mar. Louise Amelia Goodrich, 10 Oct., 1867, in Ionia. She 
d. 30 April, 1893, in Duluth, Minn. Children: (a) Mabel Louise, 
b. 6 Nov., 1868; mar. Harry L. King; d. 27 May, 1897. Child: 
Edward S. King, (b) Frederick S., b. i Dec, 1871 ; d. 10 Aug., 
1872. (c) Abbie, b. 6 Sept., 1873; d. 2 July, 1874. (d) Louis P., 
b. 15 Feb., 1876; d. 22 Feb., 1895. 3. Charles Howell, b. I Nov., 
1850, in Nelson. 4. George Arthur, b. 25 April, 1854, in Garretts- 
ville, O. ; mar. Mary Jane Mason, 6 Feb., 1875, in Lansing, Mich.; 
d. 24 April, 1876, in Ionia. 



196 THE COLTON FAMILY. 

1377. xi. Nanxy Belinda, b. 6 May, 1822 ; d. 3 Feb., 1848, in Nelson. O. ; did 

not marry. 

689. LEMUEL" {Lemuel^'''' and Achsa {Sheldon), Rev. Eli,^"-*^ 
Rev. Benjamin,-'^ Ephraim,^ George'^), b. 21 March, 1786, in Granby, 
Conn.; mar. Polly Watson, 15 Feb., 1815. She was b. 15 Dec, 1794. 
He d. in Granby, 25 Sept., 1858. Farmer. 

Children all b. in Granby, Conn. 

1378. i. Eliza Ann, b. 11 Dec, 1818; mar. Jeremiah Emmons, 12 Oct., 1836. 

He d. 27 Dec, 1888. Children: i. Irene E., b. 5 Jan., 1839; mar. 
Geo. W. Emmons. She d. 17 Nov., 1863. 2. Orlando J., b. 27 
March, 1842; mar. Etta L. Lawton. He d. 22 Nov., 1872. 
j5^g. ii. Watson Lemuel, b. 15 May, 1817; mar. Minerva A. Adams, of 
Beeket, Mass., 31 Dec, 1840. She d. — Dec, 1865. He mar., 
second, Carrie T. Adams, sister of his first wife, 5 Nov., 1866. She 
d. 14 April, 1878. He d. 4 Aug., 1880. 

1380. iii. Almira Hannah, b. 3 Dec, 1818; mar. Darius Emmons, 20 Nov., 

1839. He d. 12 May, 1864, and she mar., second, Watson Gibbons, 
14 Nov., 1882. Children: I. Almeron A., b. 5 May, 1842; mar. 
Emma Harrington. 2. Almira A., twin of Almeron A., b. 5 May, 
1842; mar. Wesley A. Miller. 3. Irving D., b. 17 March, 1845; 
mar. Sarah J. Cone. 4. Mary J., b. 22 Nov., 1848. 5. Arthur L., 
b. 22 Aug., 1859; d. 8 Sept., 1S63. 

1381. iv. Maryett, b. 18 Dec, 1820; d. 14 Feb., 1823. 

1382. V. Polly A., b. 3 Aug., 1822 ; mar. Edwin P. Stevens, 28 Dec, 1852. He 

was b. 15 June, 1808, and d. 19 Aug., 1878. No children. 

1383. vi. Mariett H., b. 23 Jan.. 1825; mar. Joseph C. Haley, 18 Oct., 1849. 

He d. 6 April, 1880, in Blandford, Mass. Children: i. Alfred L., 
b. 28 June, 1850; mar. 30 May, 1885, Clara Rp.wson. He d. 14 
Dec, 1904. Children: (a) Frederick G., b. 9 Sept., 1886; mar. 
20 March, 1908, Grace Lyford. of New Hampshire, (b) Annie, 
b. 27 May, 1890. (c) Raymond, b. 2 July, 1895. 2. Mary A., b. 
29 Dec, 1853; mar. Harvey Blair. 3. Edwin N., b. 24 April, 1862; 
mar. Etta Webb, Nov., 1889. 

I3S4. vii. Harmon S., b. 15 April, 1827; mar. Eliza V. Marvin, 28 March, 
1849; d. 2 Dec, 1853. 

1385. v"i- Marshall A., b. 6 May, 1830; mar. Emma C. Wilcox, 8 April, 1862. 
1386. ix. Newton M., b. i Feb., 1834; d. 30 Aug., 1852. 

691. SAMUEL « [Samuen''^ and Lois {Brown), Rev. Eli,''''*' Rev. 
Benjamin,-'^ Ephraim,^ George''), b. 18 June, 1780, in Windsor, 



SIXTH GENERATION. 197 

Conn.; mar. Martha Filley, 10 Sept., 1805. He d. 9 June, 1847, in 
Bloomfield, Conn. Carpenter and joiner. 

Children all b. in Bloomfield, then Windsor, Conn. 

1387. i- George, b. 18 July, 1806; mar. Laura Bartholomew, 25 March, 1828; 
d. 21 Oct., 1846. 
1388. ii. Martha, b. 5 April, 1809; d. 29 April, 181 1. 

1389. iii- Samuel Hart, b. 12 March, 1812; mar. Almira Brockway, 22 Dec, 

1840. She was b. 12 Dec, 1821 ; d. 15 April, 1890. He d. i March, 
1890, in Denmark, Lee Co., Iowa. 

1390. iv. Sidney Brown, b. 18 May, 1815 ; mar. Julia A. Bidwell, 8 Jan., 1837. 

1391. V. Simeon Edwards, b. 2 Sept., 1818; mar. Rebecca Bartlett, of Shutes- 

bury, Mass., 29 Jan., 1845. He d. 6 June, 1875. 

1392. vi. Horatio, b. 15 Nov., 1823; mar. Sarah E. Bidwell, 26 March, 1845. 

He d. 31 Dec, 1897. 

694. MOSES « {Samuen^^ and Lois {Brown), Rev. Eli,'^^^ Rev. 
Benjamin,-^ Ephraim,^ George ^), b. 25 Oct., 1787, in Windsor, Conn. ; 
mar. Celestia Chidsey, of Avon, Conn. He d. in Bloomfield, Conn., 
3 June, 1849. 

Children. 

1393. i. Abraham Moses, bap. 10 Sept., 1820. 

1394. ii. Eunice Celestia, bap. 23 March, 1822. 

1395. iii. Miranda, bap. 8 Feb., 1824. 

1396. iv. Lamira, b. ; mar. Shumway. 

1397. V. Sarepta. 

Besides the above there were two other children who d. in infancy. 

698. LESTER « {Samuel ^^^ and Lois {Broivn), Rev. Eli,^^'^ Rev. 
Benjamin^^ Ephraim,^ George'^), b. 5 Feb., 1802, in Windsor, Conn.; 
mar. Roxanna W. Welch, 23 Nov., 1825. She was b. in Lebanon, 
Conn., 15 Jan., 1802. and d. 15 Nov.. 1877. He d. 9 May, 1846, in 
Manchester, Conn. 

Child. 

1398. i. Eliza Chase, b. 12 Oct., 1828; mar. Halsey H. Fuller, 26 Feb., 1851. 

She d. in Hartford, Conn., 7 March, 1890. Child: Lester Colton, 
b. 25 Feb., 1852; d. 4 April, 1859. 



198 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

699. JOSEPH*' {Joseph ^^^ and Esther {Bcldcn), Benjamin,''^' 
Rev. Beiijaynin,-^ Ephraun,^ George'-), b. 15 Nov., 1776, in West 
Hartford, Conn.; mar. Sabrina HoAve, of Ashford, Conn., 25 Jan., 

1801. He d. in West Hartford, , 1837. She d. in Hartford, 

Conn., 12 March, 1866. 

Children all b. in West Hartford, Conn. 

1399. i. Mary Brooks, b. 19 Feb., 1802; mar. Dr. Edward Brace, of West 

Hartford. She d. i May, 187 1. He d. Thanksgiving day, — Nov., 
1879. Child: John Mason Good, b. 16 Feb., 1834; mar. Mary A. 
Crane, dau. of Warren S. and Mary (Crampton) Crane, 24 Jan., 

1857. 

1400. ii. Melancthon Howe, b. 3 April, 1805; d. 1886. Was a farmer; did 

not marry. 

1401. iii- Charles Ale.xander, b. 11 April, 1807; mar. Mary R. Grant, of 

Stafford, Conn., 5 Nov., 1833. She was b. 18 July, 1808, and d. 6 
Oct., 1834. He mar., second, Ruth B. Winship, of Hartford, Conn., 
8 May, 1838. She was b. 17 Aug., 1812. He d. in Pittsburg, Penn., 
12 Feb., 1881. 

1402. iv. Nehemiah Howe, b. 8 Nov., 1812; mar. Harriet Atkins Leach, of 

Castine, Maine, 22 Feb., 1844. She was b. in Penobscot, Maine, S 
April, 1822, and d. in Bangor, Maine, 23 Feb., 1848. He d. 27 
Sept., 1893, i° Orono, Maine. 

1403. V. Joseph Franklin, b. 18 Feb., 1819; d. 8 April, 1831. 

708. BENJAMIN « {Joseph ^^"^ and Esther {Belden), Benjamin,^^'' 
Rev. Benjamin;-'' Ephraim,^ George '), b. 30 Oct., 1794, in West Hart- 
ford, Conn.; mar. Jerusha W. Porter, of Hadley, Mass. She d. 27 
Feb., 1825. He d. 21 April, 1856. 

Children all b. in Woodbury, Conn. 

1404. i. Julia Maria, b. 2 March, 1819; mar. Theodore Judson, of Woodbury, 

Conn., II March, 1852. He was b. 7 Feb., 1818, and d. 30 May, 
1896. She d. 10 Jan., 1900, in Woodbury. A'^ children. 

1405. ii. Harriet, b. 5 March, 1820; mar. Henry Lambert, of Woodbury, 

Conn., 15 Feb., 1844. She d. 30 Nov., 1852. He d. 4 Dec, 1878, 
both in Woodbury. Children: I. Wilbur Colton, b. 18 Dec, 1846; 
mar. Annie M. Clasey, of Hartford, Conn., 16 June, 1874. Children: 
(a) Frances Anna, b. 20 Jan.. 1877. (b) Margarette Emilie, b. 30 
June, 1878, both b. in Hartford, Conn. 2. Margaret Emily, b. 2 



SIXTH GENERATION. 199 

March, 1851; mar. Nathaniel M. Strong, 12 Sept., 1875, in Wood- 
bury; d. 12 March, 1876, in Woodbury. No issue. 
1406. iii. Benjamin Augustine, b. 2 April, 1821; mar. Catharine Williams, of 
New Haven, Conn., 9 Jan., 185 1. He d. 8 Feb., 1887. He enlisted 
5 Jan., 1864, in Co. F., ist Conn. Heavy Artillery; discharged at 
close of the war, 25 Sept., 1865. No children. 
1407. iv. Frederick Pierrepont, b. 26 April, 1823 ; mar. Ann Maria Austin, of 
East Hartford, Conn., 22 Oct., 1845 ; d. 5 Aug., 1872, in Hartford, 
Conn. 



715. THERON GAYLORD, Rev.« {Rev. George ^^'' and Lucy 
{Cowles), Dea. Abijah,^'^'^ Rev. Benjamin,^^ Ephraim,^ George'^), b. 
31 July, 1820; grad. at Yale Coll., 1844; mar. Jennie Elizabeth Har- 
wood, of Lockport, N. Y., 13 Sept., 1849. She was dau. of Ezra and 
Mary Worthington Harwood, formerly of Berkshire Co., Mass. She 
d. 6 April, 1900. After grad. from the Theological Seminary, he 
taught school for two years; was then called to North Haven, Conn., 
and in 1853 to Ware, Mass. In 1855 he went to Monson, Mass., 
where he remained twelve years ; removed to Whitewater, Mass., in 
1867, and from thence in 1875 to Hudson, Mich. Nine years there- 
after went to Rootstown, Ohio, where he remained eight years, and 
then retired from pastoral work, moving back to Hudson, Mich., where 
he d. 21 March, 1896. 

Children. 

1408. i. Mary Worthington^ b. 23 Sept., 1850, in North Haddam, Conn. ; mar. 

Hon. John Keep Boise, of Hudson, Mich., 26 Aug., 1875 ; d. in 
Hudson, 10 Sept., 1888. Child: Bessie, b. 5 April, 1880. 

1409. ii. George Harwood, b. 22 Feb., 1854, in Ware, Mass. ; d. 7 Feb., 1858. 

1410. iii. Abbie Amelia, b. 2 Sept., 1857, in Monson, Mass.; mar. Francis 

Marion Childs, 22 Aug., 1883. Children: i. Mary Boise, b. 19 June, 

1885 ; d. . 2. Theron Walstien, b. 28 April, 1887, in Hudson, 

Mich. 3. Frances Marion, b. 16 Sept., 1891. 

1411. iv. Alfred Ely, Rev., b. 9 Nov., 1859, in Monson, Mass. ; mar. Clara 

Porter Smith, 15 July 1881, in Oberlin, Ohio. 

1412. V. Herbert Gaylord, b. 15 June, 1863, in Monson, Mass.; mar. Gene- 

vieve George, in Portland, Oregon, 13 Dec, 1893. 
1413. vi. Walter Safford, b. 26 Oct., 1867, in Whitewater, Mass., connected with 
the " Hudson Gazette," Hudson, Mich. 



200 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

717. HENRY MARTYN, Rev.*^ {Rev. George^^" and Lucy 
{Cowles), Dea. Abijah,'^-^ Rev. Benjamin,-'^ Ephraim,^ George'^), b. 
15 Nov., 1826, in Royalton, N. Y. ; grad. at Yale Coll., 1848; mar. 
Lucy Tuttle, third dau. of Ezra Tuttle, of New Haven, Conn., 25 
Oct., 1852. She was b. 28 Sept., 1826, and d. in Waltham, Mass., 20 
Aug., 1897. He was pastor of the Congregational Church in Wood- 
stock, Conn., from 1852 to 1855, and of that in Avon, Conn., from 
1855 to 1857, in which latter year he removed to Middletown, Conn., 
and established a Boys' School preparatory to college. In 1869 he 
settled in New York City, where he d. 2 June, 1872. 

Children. 

1414. i. John Owen, b. 9 Jan., 1854, in Woodstock, Conn.; d. 30 Jan., 1855. 

1415. ii. Gertrude, b. 15 Nov., 1856, in Avon, Conn.; mar. Dr. Edward Gray, 

of California, in London, England, 31 Aug., 1876. She d. in Fort 
Gaston, Hoopa Valley, Cal. Children: i. Henry Colton, b. 13 April, 
1878, in San Francisco, Cal. 2. Samuel Herbert, b. 29 June, 1879, 
in Benicia, Cal. 3. Theodore Woolsey, b. i March, 1S81, in Cherokee, 
Cal. ; d. in Fort Gaston, 5 March, 1882. 4. Percival, b. 6 March, 
1883, in Fort Gaston; drowned at Benicia, Cal., 13 Aug., 1892. 

1416. iii. Bektha, b. 5 Feb., 1859, in Middletown, Conn.; mar. Henry Horace 

Williams, in Yonkers, N. Y., 10 June, 1891. He was b. 16 Aug., 
1858, in Sunbury, Gates Co., N. C. Is professor of Philosophy, 
Psychology, Logic and Ethics in the University of N. Car., in 
Chapel Hill, N. C. 

1417. iv. Jessie Tuttle, b. 2 June, 1862, in Middletown, Conn. 

1418. V. Lucy, b. 31 Aug., 1865, in Middletown, Conn.; mar. Rev. Hubert Wet- 

more Wells, in New York City, 25 Dec, 1890. He was b. in Orange, 
Wis., 29 Dec, 1866, grad. from Yale Coll. and Yale Theological 
Sem., followed by two years' special study under Bishops Potter 
and Brooks; became Rector of Christ's Church, Waltham, Mass.; 
now Rector of St. Andrew's Church, Wilmington, DeL Chil- 
dren: I. Colton Wetmore, b. 6 Aug., 1891, in Westville, Conn.; d. in 
New York City. 27 April, 1894. 2. Margaret Colton, b. 5 Oct., 1893, 
in New York City. 3. John Colton. b. 23 Nov., 1896, in Waltham, 
Mass. 

718. WILLIS STRONG, Rev.« {Rev. Georgc^^'^ and Lucy 
{Cowles), Dea. Ahijah,'^^'^ Rev. Benjamin,^^ Ephraim.^ George'^), b. 
25 June, 1828, in Royalton, N. Y. ; grad. at Yale Coll., 1850; mar. 



SIXTH GENERATION. 201 

Lucy Parsons Gibson, 22 May, 1857. She was b. 17 Nov., 1838, in 
Wellsboro, Penn. His early life to the age of ten years was spent in 
the towns of Royalton, Elba and Wyoming, in Western New York, 
in all of which places his father. Rev. George Colton (No. 335), was 
a Presbyterian minister. On the death of his mother in 1838 he went 
to live with his brother, I. C. Colton, in Lockport, and remained there 
most of the time till 1844, when he went to Phillips Academy, Exeter, 
N. H., and fitted for Yale Coll., which he entered in 1846, graduating 
in 1850, and delivered the Salutatory Oration, the second honor of the 
class at the commencement. In 1850-51 he taught an academy in Old 
Saybrook, Conn., and in 1851-52 a private school in the family of Hon. 
C. M. Clay, near Richmond, Ky. From 1852 to 1856 he was a tutor in 
various branches in Yale Coll., at same time pursuing his Theological 
studies in the Yale Theological Seminary. He was ordained 17 Sept., 
1856, and installed pastor of the Congregational Church in Wethers- 
field, Conn., which charge he occupied for ten years, when he resigned 
and accepted a call to the Congregational Church in Washington, 
Conn., where he was installed 25 July, 1866. In Jan., 1877, he re- 
signed this pastorate and went to Warren, Conn., as pastor of the Con- 
gregational Church in that place, remaining in the active service of 
that society eleven years. In May, 1888, he received and accepted a 
call to the Congregational Church in Wayne, Mich., officiating also at 
a second service in East Nankin, six miles distant. These relations 
continued till 1 June, 1893, since which time he has lived in Toledo, 
Ohio, occasionally supplying pulpits in that city and in adjacent towns. 
He d. 1908. 

Children. 

1419. i. Emelyn Amelia, b. i July, 1858, in Wethersfield. Conn. ; mar. E. P. 

Hickox, of Toledo, Ohio, 26 Oct., 1882. Children: I. Laura Colton, 
b. 7 Sept., 1883. 2. Lewis Grant, b. 19 Nov., 1884. 3. Margery 
Gibson, b. 18 Nov., 1886. Graduate of Damrosch's Musical Acad- 
emy, Boston. 4. Marian Lucy, b. 9 Jan., 1891 ; in class of 1913, 
Wells College. 

1420. ii. Laura Marple, b. 14 May, i860, in Wethersfield, Conn. ; d. 19 Oct., 

1865. 
1421. iii- George Benjamin, b. 4 June, 1862, in Wethersfield, Conn. ; mar. 
Lillian Crans, 29 April, 1896, in Toledo, Ohio. 



202 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

1422. iv. Ada Gibson, b. 5 Nov., 1864, in Wethersfield, Conn. ; mar. Wm. G. 

Brinsmade. Children: i. Dau., b. and d. 11 Oct., 1886. 2. Doro- 
thy, b. 15 Nov., 1892. Vassar College, class of 1914. 

1423. V. Arthur Willis, b. 22 May, 1S68, in Washington, Conn. Living in 

New York. An author and writer of note. He fitted for college 
at the "Gunnery," the well-known school in Washington, Conn.; 
graduated from Yale in 1890, and spent the three following years 
in post-graduate study in literature, taking the Ph. D. degree in 
1893 ; was appointed Instructor and taught English literature in the 
Academic Dept. two years. In 1895 gave up teaching and devoted 
himself to literary work. Several of his short sketches and stories 
have been published in " The Century " and " Scribners." 

1424. vi. Lewis Gibson, b. 20 April, 1870, in Washington Conn. ; mar. 1901, 

Helen J. Brown, dau. of Rev. Geo. D. Brown, of Toledo, Ohio. 

1425. \i\. M.iBEL S., b. 15 Sept., 1873, in Washington, Conn.; d. 1896, in Ashe- 

ville, N. C. 

720. CHESTER FAXON" {Rev. Chester''^-' and Elizabeth 
{Faxon), Dca. Abijah,^"^^ Rev. Befijamin,-'^ Ephraim,^ George'^), b. 
17 June, 1820, in Brentwood, N. H. ; mar. Laura C. Wing, in Marys- 
ville, Cal., 20 April, 1858. She was dau. of Alonzo and Emeline Wing, 
b. 10 Feb., 1841, in Marysville, Cal. He was a druggist and resided 
for some years in Rocklin, Placer Co., Cal., and afterwards in San 
Francisco. He d. 15 Aug., 1890, in San Francisco, Cal. 

Children both b. in Marysville, Cal. 

1426. i. Emm.\ Faxon, b. 5 March, 1859; mar. Don Zemona Ilackett, of Sac- 

ramento, Cal., 6 Aug., 1882, in . He was b. 4 March, 1857; 

d. 18 Jan., 1898. She d. 8 June, 1889, in . Children both b. 

in Rocklin, Cal.: I. Laura Evelyn, b. 15 June, 1883. 2. Ray Edna, 
b. 26 Sept., 1886. 

1427. ii. Evelyn Wing, b. 16 July, 1861. She is a teacher; resides in San Fran- 

cisco, Cal. 

723. CHESTER " {Roderick ^^"^ and Nancy {Faxon), Dca. Abi- 
jah,^-" Rev. Benjamin,^'' Ephraim,^ George'^), b. 3 Nov., 1819, in 
West Hartford, Conn. : mar. Mary A. Griswold, 14 Oct., 1846. She 
was dau. of Josiah W. and Mary A. Griswold, of West Hartford. She 
d. 23 Aug., 1849. He mar., second, Julia M. Butler, of Hartford, 
Conn., 4 Jan., 1865. She was b. in Cheshire, Conn. Lived in West 



SIXTH GENERATION. 203 

Hartford till 1885, and then removed to Hartford; m 1889 removed 
thence to Brooklyn, N. Y., and in 1896 to Chester Park, Queens, N. Y., 
where he d. 20 May, 1898. In early life he taught school. His tastes 
were always scholarly and pure. In late life he paid much attention to 
classic languages, especially to the study of Hebrew, for the purpose 
of a better understanding of the Sacred Scriptures, which were a con- 
stant and never failing source of delight to him. 

ChiJdren by first tvife, Mary A., all b. in West Hartford. 

1428. i. Jane Estelle, b. 10 Nov., 1847; mar. Leonard A. McNeil, 22 Jan., 

1867; d. 23 March, 1880. Children all b. in West Hartford: i. 
Gretna Colton, b. 14 June, 1867. 2. Edward Archibald, b. 30 June, 
1868. 3. Florence Faxon, b. 6 Sept., 1869. 

1429. ii. Florence Arabella, b. 27 Dec, 1848; mar. Lucian V. Wells, of West 

Hartford, Conn., 15 April, 1875. He d. — Nov., 1892. Children: 
I. Ralph Colton, b. 26 May, 1876. 2. Albert Allen, b. 12 July, 1880. 
3. Frederick Lucian, b. 7 Dec, 1882. 4. Eunice May, b. 14 Sept., 
1885 ; d. 4 May, 1886. 5. Florence Angeline, b. 4 May, 1887. 

Children by second ivije, Julia M., all b. in West Hartford. 

1430. iii. Alfred Faxon, b. 7 Nov., 1865. 

1431. iv. Maude Munson, b. 31 Oct., 1866. 

1432. v. Cecil Frederick, name legally changed Nov., 1898, from Frederick 

Whitman, b. 27 Nov., 1869; mar. i Feb., 1911, Adelaide Belle 
Search, niece of Mr. and Mrs. William H. H. Rogers, New York. 

1433. vi. Bertel Butler, b. 8 Jan., 1872 ; d. 24 March, 1872. 

1434. vii. Chester Pitkin, b. 29 Nov., 1873. 

728. DANIEL « {John^"^ and Jane {Hotise), Zenas,^"""^ Daniel,''^ 
Ephraim,^ George^), b. 12 Oct., 1802, in Clarenceville, Que., Can.; 
mar. Hannah Curtis, 29 Oct., 1826. He d. 22 Feb., 1877. She d. 10 
Feb., 1887, in Clarenceville, Que., Can. 

Children. 

1435. i. William Henry, b. 26 Sept., 1827; d. 28 June, 1900; resided in Clar- 

enceville ; did not marry. 
1436. ii- Hiram Curtis, b. 10 Sept., 1832; mar. Adeline Beerwort, — May, 
1862. She d. Aug., 1895, in Oshawa, Ont. 
1437. iii. Edna Jane, b. 23 Oct., 1835 ; mar. Frederick U. Derick, 2 Jan., 1861, 
in Clarenceville. Children: i. Carrie, b. 14 Jan., 1862. 2. Louise, b. 
29 Feb., 1864. 3. Edna Jane, b. 15 Sept., 1866, all teachers in the 
college, Montreal. 



204 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

730. HENRY ^ {John^^^ and Jane {House), Zenas,^-^ Daniel,-^ Eph- 
raim,^ George'^), b. 15 July, 1S05, in Clarenceville, Que., Can.; mar. 
Mehitable Derby, — Jan., 1833. He d. 8 Aug., 1870. She d. 14 Dec, 
1882. 

Children all b. in Clarenceville, Que., Can. 

1438. i. Eliza, b. 24 Jan., 1834; d. 2 Dec, 1852. 

1439. ii- Mekitt, b. 24 March, 1837; mar. Katherine E. Johnson, 5 Feb., 1861. 

She d. 24 May, 1S65. He mar., second, Martha M. Derick. She 

d. 17 April, 1883. He mar., third, Hannah M. Longeway, 20 Jan., 
1885. He d. 13 July, 1896, in Dunham, Que., Can. 

1440. iii. Delilah Maria, b. 15 Feb., 1839; mar. Tyler B. Curtis, i Jan., i86a. 

Children: I. Efiie Lavonia. b. 30 Jan., 1863; mar. E. E. Philbrick, 
4 June, 1889, in Danville, Que., Can. Children: (a) Dale Everett, 
b. 20 March, 1891. (b) Ruby Alice, b. 28 June, 1894. 2. Almon 
Henry, b. 31 March, 1865; d. I Dec, 1871. 3. Geniver Tyler, b. 26 
July, 1870; mar. M. Rose Stockwell, in Danville, Que., Can., 14 
March, 1891. Child: Alden Stockwell, b. 12 Dec, 1895. 4. Hettie 
Eliza, b. 8 Aug., 1872. 5. Delilah May, b. 31 July, 1S74; mar. 
Austin W. Fetter, 20 Dec, 1893, in Knowlton, Que., Can. Child: 
Jerry Curtis, b. 18 June, 1896. 6. Lena Maud, b. 21 July, 1878. 

1441. iv. Euketta Rosetta. b. 15 March. 1841; mar. Stephen B. Derick, 4 Jan., 

1870. Children: I. Florrie Ethel, b. 26 May, 1874; mar. Merrill M. 
Dean, 4 Sept., 1895. Child: Donald Derick. b. 23 July. 1900, in 
Alburg, Vt. 2. Stanley Ross, b. 4 Aug., 1878. 

1442. V. Martha Lois, b. 14 Dec, 1843 ; mar. Charles St. John, in Clarenceville, 

Que., Can. 

1443. vi. Mary Naomi, b. 24 Feb., 1848; mar. Napoleon Jubert, 1868. 

731. LAWRENCE « {John 8*'' and Jane {House), Zetias.'-* Daniel,'^ 
Ephraim,^ George^), b. 25 April. 1807, in Clarenceville, Que., Can.; 
mar. Hannah Moore, widow of Hi.x .Sails, 1 Jan., 1837. She d. 2 Aug., 
1880. 

Children. 

1444. i. Theres-SA. b. 22 Jan., 1838; mar. Adolphus Fournival, 10 Sept., 1855. 

He was b. 10 Feb., 1836. Both d. from accident, S Nov. 1890. Chil- 
dren all b. in Clarence-^'ille, Can.: 1. Josephine, b. 10 April, 1856; d. 
14 July, 1858. 2. Florence, b. 12 Dec, 1857. 3. Henry, b. 10 Sept., 
1863; d. 6 Aug., 1866. 4. Eugene, b. 19 Jan., 1862. 5. Rosabell, b. 
4 July, 1866. 6. .\ugusta, b. I Sept., 1868; mar. Edmund Beerwort. 



SIXTH GENERATION. 205 

Child: Lena, b. 7 July, 1891. 7. Alice, b. 10 April, 1871. 8. Har- 
riet, b. 18 April, 1873; mar. Bert McCullough, 3 Nov. 1894. Chil- 
dren: (a) Eugene T., b. 28 June, 1895. (b) Keneth Clayton, b. 27 
July, 1896. (c) George Courtland, b. 26 Nov., 1897. 9. Morris, b. 
18 Jan., 1876. 10. Louise, b. 12 Aug., 1878. 11. Edna, b. 18 June, 
1881. 
1445. ii. Henry William, b. 10 June, 1840; mar. Augusta Wilcox, in Malone, 
N. Y., 12 May, 1869. She was b. 16 May, 1848. 

734. JOHN « {John 3" and Jane {House), Zenas,^^* Daniel,^^ Eph- 
raim,^ George^), b. 24 May, 1813, in Clarenceville, Quebec, Canada; 
mar. Julia Curtis, in Clarenceville, 25 Sept., 1839. She was b. 1 April, 
1820. They left Clarenceville, and went to Illinois in 1858, where he 
d. 15 Feb., 1879. 

Children, all excepting v, b. in Clarenceville, Que., Can. 

1446. i. Admiral Nelson, b. 17 Nov., 1841. 

1447- ii. Mary Phidelia, b. 27 March, 1843, in ; mar. William Russell, 

4 May, 1861; d. 30 Nov., 1866. Children: i. George W., b. 23 Feb., 

1862. 2. Arthur J., b. 22 Oct., 1865. 
1448. iii. Edwin Hall, b. 5 Aug., 1845 ; mar. Ella Williams, 28 Jan., 1869. 
1449. iv. Harriet Matilda, b. 30 March, 1848; mar. Joseph Rhinehart, 4 

May, 1867. Children: i. Eva Bell, b. 4 Feb., 1870. 2. Clara Irene, 

b. — April, 1879. 
1450. V. Orville Chester, b. 24 Dec. i860, in Lawrence, McHenry Co., 111.; 

mar. Rebecca Rosebaum, 6 April 1865. She d. 9 Oct., 1888. He 

mar., second, Anna E. Haenig, 15 Nov., 1892. 

736. REUBEN" {John^'^ and Jane {House), Zenas,^^^ Daniel,''^ 
Ephraim,^ George^), b. 7 March, 1815, in Clarenceville, Quebec, Can- 
ada; mar. Elizabeth Ann Foster, 6 Feb., 1845. She was dau. of Cyril 
and Louise Adams Foster, of Eastern Virginia, and b. there 15 Oct., 
1826. He lived on the home farm till eighteen years of age, and then 
came to New York City, where for four years he was employed in Hy- 
draulic Cement work; from there he went to Mississippi, where for 
the greater part of his life he followed the business of saw milling. He 
was a most ingenious man, and able to turn his hand to any kind of 
wood or metal work. For the last few years of his life he was a suc- 
cessful farmer. Active in church work, superintendent of the local 



206 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

Sunday School for twenty years, for a still longer time leader of the 
church choir, and universally respected as a sterling man in every rela- 
tion of life. He d. 4 Nov., 1S89. 

Children. 

1451. i. Louisa Jaxe, b. 4 Jan., 1846; d. 13 May, i860. 

1452. ii. Olivia Ann, b. in Holmes Co., Miss., iq Jan., 1847; d. — Aug., 1866. 

1453. iii. Unnamed Son, b. and d. 1848. 

1454. iv. Martha Adelaide, b. 22 Nov., 1.S40, in Montgomery Co., Miss. ; mar. 

Robert Loundes Randle, 25 Feb., 1869, in Carroll Co., Miss. He 
was b. 21 Nov., 1849. Children: I. Mary Etta, b. 14 April, 1871. 
2. Elizabeth Jane, b. 6 Nov., 1872 ; mar. Leo Ferguson, 24 Feb., 
1892; d. 22 June, 1896. Child: Lillian, M., b. 17 Dec, 1S92. 3. 
John Wyatt, b. 9 July, 1875; mar. Leola Stinson, 6 Nov., 1896. 4. 
Lillian Inez, b. 29 Sept., 1877. 5. Ernest Guion, b. 8 Feb., 1882. 

6. Erie Otis, b. 22 July, 1886. 7. Nellie Irene, b. 22 Jan., 1890. 
8. Jennie Lee, b. 18 June, 1896; d. 23 Oct., 1896. 

1455. V. Frances Rosalie, b. 24 Sept., 1851; mar. Francis Marion Wingate, 

5 Dec, 1869. She d. 21 June, 1891. Children: i. Orlie Adalaide, 
b. 9 Sept., 1870; mar. Cliles G. Holman, 9 Nov., 1889. Child: 
Rosalie, b. 21 May, 181)4. 2. Myra Lillian, b. 21 March, 1873; 
mar. Leonard Luther L. Holmes, 24 Dec, 1890. Children: (a) 
Lamar, b. 19 Jan., 1893. (b) Loid Ansel, b. 9 Sept., 1897. 3. 
Leo Applewhite, b. 8 Jan., 1876. 4. Alma Ina, b. 5 Aug., 1878. 
5. Reuben Guy, b. 15 Jan., 1880. 6. Dessie Lou, b. 13 Nov., 1883. 

7. May Edith, b. 18 May, 1886. 8. Ney Ernie, b. 26 Aug.. 1889. 

1456. vi. John Cyril, b. 20 Sept., 1853; d. 8 Sept., 1854. 

1457. vii. William Reiuen, b. 14 Dec, 1855; mar. Martha Jane Riley, in 

Denver, Col., 30 May, 1885. She was b. 11 March. 1867. in St. 
Joseph, Mo. 

1458. viii. Mary Ella, b. 11 Nov., 1858, in Choctaw Co., Mass.; mur. Prof. 

Millard Fillmore Williams, in Montgomery Co., Miss., 27 Dec, 

1877. He was b. 19 Dec, 1852; and d. . He was principal 

of the High School in Salis, Attala Co., Miss. Children: I. Blanche 
Colton, b. 10 Feb., 1879, in Attala Co. 2. Wirt Alfred, b. 21 July, 
1882, in Attala Co. 3. Sidney Colton, b. 24 .^pril, 1885, in Attala 
Co. 4. Lulu L'pton. b. 18 Aug., 1893, in Kosciusko, Miss. She 
mar., second, Mr. C. L. Deckerson. 

1459. ix. Arthur Melville, b. 11 Feb., 1861 ; unmarried. 

1460. X. Edwin Eugene, b. 23 Feb., 1S63; unmarried. 

1461. xi. Margaret Lucretia. b. 25 Oct.. 1865; mar. William O. Randle. 11 

Jan., 1891. He d. 21 June, 1892. She mar., second. John Lee 



SIXTH GENERATION. 207 

Young, of Kilmichael, Miss., 8 Oct., 1893. Children: i. James 
Reuben, b. 8 Sept., 1894. 2. Charles Lee, b. 4 May, 1896. 

1462. xii. Charles Christopher, b. 12 Nov., 1870; unmarried. 

737. PETER*' {John^^^ and Jane {House), Zenas,^-^ Daniel,''^ 
Ephraim,^ George^), b. 17 March, 1817, in Clarenceville, Quebec, 
Can.; mar. Martha S. Brown, in Malone, N. Y., — Oct., 1845. She 
was b. , 1824, and d. — July, 1891. He d. — Aug., 1872. 

Children. 

1463. i. Florence, b. , 1848; d. 1878. 

1464. ii. George, b. , 1857; d. , 1884. 

739. ISAAC « {John 3" and Jane {House), Zenas,"-^^ Daniel,^^ Eph- 
raim,^ George^), b. 9 July, 1821, in Clarenceville, Quebec, Can.; 
mar. Ellen S. Smith, in Moriah, N. Y., 12 Nov., 1847. He d. 4 Dec, 
1876. 

Children all b. in Moriah, N. Y. 

1465. i. Charles I., b. i Aug., 1848; d. 10 Sept., 1849. 

1466. ii. George E., b. 16 June, 1850; d. 9 Oct., 1868. 

1467. iii. Charles F., b. 10 Feb., 1853; d. 15 Feb., 1853. 

1468. iv. Nellie M., b. 20 Aug., 1858; d. — June, 1907. 

751. CLINTON « {Reuben ^'^ afid Rhoda {Law), Moses,''''^ Isaac,^'' 
Ephraim,^ George'^), b. in Hartford, Washington Co., N. Y., 9 Feb., 
1797; mar. Polly Buck, in Lansing, N. Y., 24 Feb., 1820. She was b. 
in Great Bend, Penn., 18 Jan., 1787, and d. in Grove, Alleghany Co., 
N. Y., 25 Sept., 1876. He mar., second, Mrs. Independence Burton, 1 
Jan., 1877. She was b. 4 July, 1804. He d. 6 Feb., 1894. Lived in 
Nunda, N. Y. Farmer. 

Children. 

1469- i. Elmira, b. in Groton, N. Y., 12 Aug., 1821 ; mar. Harrison W. Swift, 
in New Hudson, N. Y., 8 Sept., 1844. He was b. in Manlius, N. Y., 
19 Dec, 1823, and d. in Buffalo, N. Y., 18 Jan., 1874. Children 
all b. in Yorkshire, N. Y.: i. Zenas Martin, b. 17 Oct., 1845; mar. 
Mary Euseba Salsbury, 6 March, 1867. 2. Addison Monroe, b. 
12 Aug., 1848; mar. Kittie E. Ryan, 25 July, 1869. 3. Marquis 



208 THE COLTON FAMILY. 

LaFayette, b. 28 Aug., 1854; d. 28 Feb., 1857. 4. C. Clarence, b. 
26 Nov., 1856. 5. Lillian Adell, b. 30 Aug., 1858; mar. Theodore 
Graether, in Rochester, N. Y., 30 Oct., 1879. She d. in Detroit, 
Mich., 23 Oct., 1897. He was b. in Germany, 17 Dec, 1859. Chil- 
dren: (a) Clarence Arnold, b. in Rochester, N. Y., 10 Oct., 1880. 
(b) Arthur Swift, b. in Rochester, N. Y., 14 July, 1882. (c) 
Myrtle Adell, b. in Detroit, 30 Sept., 1884. (d) Alma Ester, b. in 
Detroit, 27 April, 1891. (e) Theodore Hubert, b. in Detroit, 19 
Dec, 1893. (f) Marion Lois, b. in Detroit, 22 Feb., 1895. 

1470. "• Elonzo, b. 6 Jan., 1823, in Groton, X. Y. ; mar. Martha Swift, in 
New Hudson, Alleghany Co., N. Y., 9 June, 1844. She was b. 
in Manlius, N. Y., 25 Jan., 1826, and d. in Swain, N. Y., 3 April, 
1877. He mar., second, Mrs. Sarah J. Lane, 24 Dec, 1882, in 
Rochester, N. Y. She was b. in Rochester, 10 Oct., 1835. Farmer. 
1471. iii. LoviN.v, b. 30 Aug., 1824, in Lansing, N. Y. ; mar. Honeyman Stone, 
in New Hudson, N. Y., 8 Sept., 1844. She d. 28 Oct., 1883. Child: 
Mary Maria, b. 11 Jan., 1847; mar. John Wilber White, 2 Sept., 
1866, in Genesee Falls, N. Y. He was b. 23 June, 1838, and d. 20 
Feb., 1897. Children both b. in Sherman, Mich.: (a) Lloyd Joseph, 
b. 24 March, 1868; mar. Bernice G. Wright, 23 Sept., 1891. (b) 
Arthur Clyde, b. i Nov., 1871. 

1472. iv. Joseph Buck, b. 20 March, 1826, in Lansing, Mich. ; mar. Abbie M. 
Winegard, in Rochester, N. Y., 22 Oct., 1856. 

1473* ^'" R^^LiBEN, b. 7 Jan., 1828, in Groton, Tompkins Co., N. Y. ; mar. 
Fidelia B. Wood, in Attica, N. Y., 26 April, 1849. She was b. in 
Attica, 6 Dec, 1831. 

1474. vi. Miles, b. 19 June, 1830, in Lansing, N. Y. ; mar. Lois Elvira Worden, 

19 June, 1853, in Arcade, Wyoming Co., N. Y. 

1475. vii. Daniel, b. 21 May, 1832, in New Hudson, N. Y. ; d. 28 May, 1832. 

1476. viii. Rhoda J., b. 3 Feb., 1834, in New Hudson, Now Haight, N. Y. ; 

mar. Richard B. Southwell, in Buffalo, N. Y., I Aug., 1881. He d. 
in Detroit, Mich., 19 Aug., 1896. Lives in Detroit, Mich. 

754. MARTIN" {Reuben'''^ and Rhoda {Law), Moses,^-" Isaac,^"" 
Ephraim.^ George'^), b. 13 Aug., 1802, in Lansing, N. Y. ; mar. Sally 
Loveland, 12 Jan., 1826. She was b. 26 July, 1803, in Franklin, Dela- 
ware Co., N. Y. He d. in Corry, Penn., 21 May, 1873. By trade a 
cabinet maker. 

Children. 

1477. i. Angeline, b. 14 May, 1827, in Lansing, N. Y. ; mar. James King, of 

Clymer, N. Y., 7 July, 1850. Children all b. in Clymer: I. Amelia, 
b. 30 Sept., 185 1. 2. Addison, b. 21 Aug., 1853. 3. Byron, b. 14 June, 



SIXTH GENERATION. 209 

1855. 4. Alton, b. 21 May, 1862. 5. Albert, b. 8 Aug., 1864. 6. 
Charles P., b. 4 March, 1868. 7. Elmer, b. 13 Nov., 1870. 
1478. ii- Chester L., b. 10 June, 1830, in Dryden, N. Y. ; mar. Eveline M. 
Metcalf, in Sardinia, N. Y., 14 Jan., 1857. She was b. in South. 
Trenton, N. Y., 21 Feb., 1835. 

756. WILLIAM ^ {Reuben ^^^ and Rhoda {Law), Moses,^^^ Isaac,^"^ 
Ephraim,^ George'^), b. 4 Oct., 1811, in Lansing, Tompkins Co., N, 
Y. ; mar. Lucinda Emery, in Dryden, N. Y., 3 Aug., 1837; moved to 
Kane Co., 111., in 1846, and from thence in 1850 to Waterman, De 
Kalb Co., 111. Farmer. He d. 25 Aug., 1905. She d. 28 Jan., 1906. 

Children. 

1479. i. Mary Lovina, b. 6 Dec, 1839 ; unmarried. 

1480. ii. Sarah Ann^ b. 5 Dec, 1842, in Dryden, Tompkins Co., N. Y. ; mar. 

Charles C. Mosher, — Feb., 1864. Children all b. in Clinton, De 
Kalb Co., III.: i. William, b. 28 June, 1865. 2. Alice Lucinda, b. 
3 July, 1870; mar. J. Lewis Winter. Three children. 3. Ida 
Rose, b. 29 July, 1872; d. 28 Oct., 1908; mar. S. L. Shuster. Two 
daughters. 

1481. iii. Alice Maria^ b. 6 Jan., 1845, in Dryden, N. Y. ; mar. Charles W. 

Breed, 12 Dec, 1861. She mar., second, G. P. Brooking, of 
Tekama, Neb., — June, 1879. Children: i. Alta May, b. 11 May, 
1865, in Clinton, 111. 2. Albert Wesley, b. 4 Feb., 1871, in Tekama, 
Neb. ; and by second marriage, all b. in Tekama. 3. Alice, b. 19 
Sept., 1880. 4. Frank, b. i Dec, 1882. 5. Mary, b. 19 Feb., 1884. 

1482. iv. Frank Benjamin, b. 3 Feb., 1848, in Sugar Grove, Kane Co., 111.; 

mar. Annie M. Johnson, 6 May, 1875 ; d. 8 Nov., 1897, in Cedar 
Rapids, Iowa. 

1483. V. William Luther, b. 6 May, 1849, in Sugar Grove, 111.; mar. Nancy 

Smith, 12 Feb., 1875. 

1484. vi. Samuel Chapman, b. 6 April, 1855 ; d. 12 Nov., 1871. 

1485. vii. Carrie Lucinda, b. 20 Oct., 1858, in Waterman, 111. ; mar. Irving A. 

Elmer, 14 Jan., 1880. Children all b. in Kansas City, Mo.: i. Alice 
Celestia, b. 6 Jan., 1881. 2. Irving Wesley, b. 3 Feb., 1883. 3. 
Bert Lee, b. 18 Dec, 1884. 4. Alta May, b. 9 Dec, 1886. 
i486, viii. Charles Wesley, b. 18 Sept., i860; mar. Helen Isabel Burr, of 
Portland, Maine, in Chicago, 3 Oct., 1881. 

758. WALTER*' {Aaron^^^ and Thankful {Hitchcock), Moses,'-''^ 
Isaac,^^ Ephraim,^ George'^), b. 25 Jan., 1792, in Fort Ann, Washing- 
ton Co., N. Y. ; mar. Hulda Chapin, in Fort Ann, 6 Feb., 1817. She 
14 



210 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

was b. 24 Sept., 1798, and d. 13 Dec, 1852. He mar., second, Mrs. 
Rachel Hoverman, in Theresa, N. Y., 16 Aug., 1855. Farmer; resided 
in Philadelphia, N. Y., and d. there 16 July, 1885; served as soldier in 
the War of 1812. 

Children. 

1487. i- Luther, b. 7 Dec, 1818, in Fort Ann, N. Y. ; mar. Roxy Jane Ham- 

blin, 4 July, 1844; d. 21 Aug., 1864. 

1488. ii- HiR.\M, b. 24 Feb., 1820, in Antwerp, N. Y. ; mar. Lydia Van Zant, 

in Antwerp, 6 Feb., 1840. She d. — July, 1854. He mar., second, 
Minerva Jane Moore, in Moscow, Hillsdale Co., Mich., 25 May, 
1855. He d. 10 Dec, 1892, in St. Charles, Iowa. 

1489. iii. Unnamed Son, b. in Antwerp, N. Y., 28 June, 1821 ; d. 29 June, 1821. 

1490. iv. Henry, b. 5 June, 1823, in Antwerp; d. 25 June, 1845. 

I49I. V. Walter, b. 18 May, 1825, in Antwerp ; mar. Sarah Jane Dumming, 
in Antwerp, 26 Oct., 1852 ; d. 28 Oct., 1862, in U. S. Army Hospital, 
Washington, D. C. 

1492. vi. Margaret, b. 25 June, 1827, in Antwerp; d. 16 Feb., 1829. 

1493. vii. Thankful, b. 24 July, 1829, in Antwerp; d. 24 Feb., 1831. 

1494. viii. Laura Ann, b. 19 July, 1832, in Antwerp; mar. William H. Blodget, 

II Nov., 1862. He d. 26 April, 1883. Child: Oscar Merriam, b. 
17 Aug., 1870, in Copenhagen, Lewis Co., N. Y. ; d. 3 Oct., 1870. 

1495. ix. Eveline F., b. 7 Dec, 1835, in Antwerp; mar. William S. Ellis, il 

Nov., 1862. She d. 3 April, 1897. No children. 
1406. f- FRANris DiiANF., h. "fci Sept.. 184J. in PhilaHelDhin. N. Y. : mar. 
Clara Etta Nash, 6 Dec, 1873. 

76'-i. LORIN" {Aaron ^^'^ and Thankful {Hitchcock), Moses,"^ 
Jsaac,^" Ephraim,^ George^), b. 3 March, 1799, in Fort Ann, N. Y. ; 
mar. first, Matilda Grover; mar., second, Alvina Scofield, in Antwerp, 
N. Y., 11 Feb., 1849. She was b. 15 Oct., 1825, and d. in Watertown. 
N. Y., 2 Sept., 1896. He d. in Pamelia, Jefferson Co., N. Y., 8 March, 
1890. Farmer. No children by first marriage. 

Children by second wife Alvina Scofield. 

1497. i. Edwin, b. 30 Nov., 1849, in Russell, N. Y. ; d. in Antwerp, N. Y., — 

April, 1881. 

1498. ii. Lewis, b. 20 Aug., 1851, in Russell, N. Y. ; d. in Watertown, N. Y., 8 

April, 1894. 
1499. iii- Charles, b. 2 June, 1853, in Fowler, N. Y. ; mar. Abigail Fidelia 
Phillips, 17 Nov., 1895. Lives in Pillar Point, N. Y. 



SIXTH GENERATION. 211 

1500. iv. Frederick, b. 10 June, 1855, in Fowler, N. Y. ; mar. Flora Adella 
Barrett, 19 Feb., 1879, in Woodville, Jefferson Co., N. Y. 
1501. V. William, b. 31 May, i860, in Antwerp, N. Y. ; mar. Anna Brooks, 17 
July, 1893, in Brownsville, Jefferson Co., N. Y. She d. 11 Dec, 
1897. 



764. LATHROP'' {Aaroji-*^ and Thankful {Hitchcock), Moses,^^"* 
Isaac, ^"^ Ephraim,^ George^), b. 20 July, 1802, in Fort Ann, Wash- 
ington Co., N. Y. ; mar. Rachel Calkins, in Hartford, Washington Co., 
N. Y., 1 Sept., 1823. She was b. in Hartford, 12 Sept., 1799. He d. 

23 March, 1849. She mar., second, Orin Chase, , 1856. She d. 

3 Dec, 1886. 

Children. 

1502. i. William Greenleaf, b. 23 Nov., 1824, in Antwerp, N. Y. ; mar. 

Polly Stockwell, 12 Nov., 1848. She was b. 9 May, 1823, in 
Canada. 

1503. ii. Alonzo, b. 25 July, 1826, in Fowler, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y. ; mar. 

Rachel P. Chase, 20 Feb., 1850, in Russell, N. Y. She was b. 30 
March, 1828, in Gill, Franklin Co., Mass. He d. 28 March, 1869. 

1504. iii. Aaron, b. 10 March, 1828, in Fowler, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y. ; mar. 

Maria Cassada, in Russell, N. Y., 3 March, 185 1. She was b. 18 
Aug., 1836. 
1505- iv- Daniel, b. 17 July, 1830, in Antwerp, Jefferson Co., N. Y. ; mar. 
Susan A. Chase, in Russell, N. Y., i Jan., 1852. She d. 29 Nov., 
1885, and he mar., second, Abbie E. Bevill, 6 April, 1887, in Gou- 
verneur, N. Y. 

1506. V. George, b. 12 Feb., 1833, in Russell, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y. ; d. 3 

July, 1849. 

1507. iv. Thankful, b. 21 Jan., 1835, in Antwerp; mar. Charles Murray, in 

Russell, 7 Aug., 1853. He was b. 12 Oct., 1833, in Stockholm, 
N. Y., and d. 3 March, 1870, in Russell. She mar., second. Rev. 
Daniel B. Avery, 12 March, 1874. Children: i. Oresmus V., b. 
20 June, 1854, in Russell ; mar. Mary Gibbons, 27 Nov., 1877. 2. 
Norman W., b. 25 Feb., 1856, in Stockholm, N. Y. 3. Caroline E., 
b. 3 Nov., i860, in Russell. 4. Marshal C, b. 23 Dec, '1862, in 
Russell. 5. Aaron L., b. 12 Nov., 1866, in Russell. 6. Diantha 
L. J., b. 4 Jan., 1870, in Russell. Child by second marriage: 7. 
Jessie R. Avery, b. 14 July, 1875, in Russell. 
1508. vii. James, b. 24 Oct., 1836, in Antwerp; mar. Elizabeth Robinson, 24 
Oct., 186 1, in Ogdensburg, N. Y. 



212 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

1509. viii. Joseph Lynx, b. 24 March, 1839, in Antwerp ; mar. Diana Robinson, 
in Baltimore, Md., — Feb., 1863, 

1510. ix. Elizabeth, b. 19 Aug., 1841, in Antwerp; mar. George Murray, in 

Stockholm, N. Y., 13 Jan., 1857. Children: i. Julius E., b. 21 
July, 1858, in Matilda, Canada. 2. Frances F., b. 26 Sept., 1867; 
d. 16 Oct., 1870. 3. Theodore, b. 13 July, 1871, in Russell, N. Y. 
4. Lottie E., b. 16 Feb., 1873, in Russell ; mar. William Albert Gil- 
bert, 10 Feb., 1895. 5. Walter Eugene, b. 24 May, 1884. 

ri^O. REUEL« {Aaron^"^ and Thankful {Hitchcock), Moses,^-^ 
Isaac,^" Ephraim,'' George^), b. 6 Feb., 1804, in Fort Ann, Wash- 
ington Co., N. Y. ; mar. Harriet Griffin, 13 Feb., 1827, in Antwerp, 
Jefferson Co., N. Y. She was b. 6 Sept., 1805, and d. 25 Dec, 1889, 
in Watertown, Jefferson Co., N. Y. He d. in same place 2 Dec, 1891. 
Was a farmer, and resided in Black River, Jefferson Co., N. Y. 

Children all b. in Antwerp, N. Y. 

151 1. i. Reuben, b. 13 Dec, 1827; d. 29 Oct., 1852. 

1512. ii. Camilla G., b. 15 March. 1829; mar. Ozias Towns, 14 Feb., 1861. 

He d. 5 Jan., 1863. Child: Charles O., b. 14 July, 1863. in Antwerp. 

1513. iii. Florilla L., b. 24 June, 183 1 ; mar. Vivalda O. Thomas, 23 Dec, 

1856, in Antwerp. Children: I. Cyrus L., b. 18 Dec, i860, in 
Pinkney, Lewis Co., N. Y. 2. Viola E., b. 17 Feb., 1866, in Water- 
town, N. Y. 
1514. iv. Harvey Vincent, b. 26 Jan., 1836; mar. A. B. Victoria A. E. Crippen, 
26 Jan., 1867, in Washington, D. C. He d 27 March, 1910. 

1515. V. Enoch, b. 10 Jan., 1840; unmarried; resided in Junction City, Davis 

Co., Kan. 

1516. vi. LuciNDA E., b. 29 March, 1846; mar. S. H. Lewis, 23 Dec, 1880. 

No children. 

151 7. vii. MiRANPA H., b. 30 Nov., 1848; mar. Eugene Parman, 20 Nov., 1890. 

No children. 



766. SIDNEY" [Aaron''*'' and Thankful {Hitchcock), Moses,^""^ 
Jsauc,^'' Ephraim,^ George^), b. 19 Jan., 1806. in Fort Ann, Washing- 
ton Co., N. Y. ; mar. Matilda Macomb, in Fowler, N. Y., 5 May, 1834. 
She was b. 7 Dec, 1816, and d. 2 Jan., 1839. He mar., second, Eliza 
Shippa, 5 May, 1842. She was b. 2 Dec, 1813, and d. 23 June, 1866. 
He d. 6 Aug., 1852. He was a farmer and preacher. 



SIXTH GENERATION. 213 

Children by first wije, Matilda, both b. in Fowler, St. Lawrence Co., 

N. Y. 

1518. i. Mary, b. 17 March, 1835; mar. Ira Bemis, in Fine, St. Lawrence Co., 

N. Y., 15 Oct., 1855; d. 2 April, 1866, in Grover, Stark Co., Ind. 
Children all b. in Fine: i. Orman Lester, b. i July, 1856. 2. Elsie 
Eldora, b. 27 Sept., 1857; mar. Jacob Boughman, 30 May, 1875, in 
Warsaw, Ind. 3. Alvin Arthur, b. 6 July, 1859. 5. Aaron Almeron, 
b. 26 Sept., 1861. 

1519. ii. Matilda, b. 27 Dec, 1838; mar. Franklin Hill, 12 Sept., 1853, in 

Fine, N. Y. ; d. 6 Oct., 1865, in Grover, Ind. Children all b. in Fine: 
I. Nancy Eglia, b. i Sept., 1855; mar. Samuel J. Fosdick, 14 Oct., 
1874, in La Porte, Ind. 2. Reuben Dennison, b. 17 Sept., 1857; d. 17 
March, 1866, in Grover, Ind. 3. Permelia Adaline, b. 14 Oct., 1861. 
4. Mary Eleanor, b. 3 Jan., 1865; d. 28 Sept., 1865. 5. Eliza 
Elnora, b. 3 Jan., 1865 ; d. 24 July, 1865, both in Grover, Ind. 

Children by second wife Eliza. 

1520. iii. Ezra, b. 28 Jan., 1844, in Fowler, N. Y. ; mar. Mary Ward, 13 March, 

1866, in Russell, N. Y. 

1521. iv. Seth, b. 28 Feb., 1846, in Fine, N. Y. ; mar. Emma Chase, 5 April, 

1878, in Fowler; d. in Fine, 10 Dec, 1891. 

1522. V. Susan, b. 8 Sept., 1849, in Fine ; d. 3 Aug., 1862. 

1523. vi. Eleanor, b. 23 Sept., 1851; mar. Webster Parttow, 25 Aug., 1874, in 

Gouverneur, N. Y. Children: i. Clara Grace, b. i June, 1877, in 
Fine. 2. Howard Webster, b. 2 July, 1884. 

768. EZRA« {Isaac ^^^ and Elizabeth {Calkins) , St cphen,^^^ Isaac, ^"^ 
Ephraim,^ George^), b. 5 Aug., 1784, in Wilbraham, Mass.; mar. 
Matilda Snow, of Monson, Mass.; pub. 1 Nov., 1806. He lived at one 
time in Pittsfield, Mass.; d. in Montreal, Can., in 1811. 

Child. 

1524. i. Arondine, b. , 1808; mar. Jose Merrick Colton, 10 April, 1828 

(see No. 919). She d. in Waterville, N. Y., 19 Nov., 1841. 

769. RICHARD « {Isaac '^^^ and Elizabeth {Calkins), Stephen,"-"^ 
Isaac,'''' Ephraim,^ George i), b. 16 April, 1787, in Wilbraham, Mass.; 
mar. Betsey Hale, dau. of Eli and Eleanor Hale, 18 Dec, 1808, in 
Enfield, Conn. She was b. 24 April, 1791, in Enfield, and d. 2 Nov., 
1865, in Northfield, Mass. He d. 6 Aug., 1872, in Northfield. He 



214 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

settled in Northfield in May, 1811, and established himself in his trade 
of a plow and wagon maker. He was also skilled as a surveyor, and 
held positions of public trust, being Representative in the Legislature 
in 1827. Captain in Northfield Artillery Co., Deputy Sheriff many 
years, and Justice of the Peace; also County Commissioner, Selectman,, 
etc. He was Master of Harmony Lodge, A. F. and A. M., from 1817 
to 1821, and from 1829 to 1856. In the intense anti-masonic manifes- 
tations of that period, fearing that the charter of the lodge might be 
stolen and destroyed, he hid it in the hollow of an old oak tree till the 
excitement abated. This valuable document bears the signature of Paul 
Revere, 15 June, 1796. 

Children. 

1525. i" Eli Hale, b. 21 Feb., 1809, in Enfield, Conn.; mar. Cynthia Terry, of 
Enfield, 21 Nov., 1838. He d. 17 July, 1882. She d. 28 Nov., 1889, 
in Northfield, Mass. 

1526. ii. Eliza, b. 12 June, 1811, in Springfield, Mass.; mar. George Ale.xander, 

of Northfield, Mass., 30 April, 1834. He was b. in Northfield, 8 
May, 1805, and d. 9 Nov., 1887. She d. 22 July, 1891, in Northfield. 
Children all b. in Northfield: i. Dwight Morelle, b. 25 Jan., 1835; 
d. 2 May, 1835. 2. Elisha, b. 6 July, 1836; mar. Ellen F. Camp, of 
Upton, Mass., 15 Oct., 1857. He d. 8 Feb., 1888. 3. Charles, b. 17 
Oct., 1838; d. 30 April, 1841. 

1527. iii. Amanda M., b. 10 March, 1814, in Northfield, Mass.; mar. Charles 

Alexander, 30 April, 1845, in Northfield. He was b. in Northfield, 
17 June, 1810. She d. 18 March, 1899, in Northfield, Mass. Chil- 
dren both b. in Northfield: I. Charles Morelle, b. 5 June, 1848; d. 
23 July, 1848. 2. Edda, b. 2 Nov., 1851; d. I May, 1862. 

1528. iv. Alonzo, b. 28 Jan., 1816, in Northfield; mar. Sophronia Brewster, of 

South Hanson, Mass., 28 Jan., 1852. She was b. 27 Aug., 1821, in 
Hanson. Resided in Hanson, Pljonouth Co., Mass., where he d. 7 
May, 1890. No children. 
1529.. V. Edwin Williams, b. 15 Feb., 1831, in Northfield; mar. Mary S. New- 
ton, of Northfield, 15 Feb., i860. He d. in Northfield, 24 May, 
1862. No children. 
1530. vi- Edward Wells, twin of Edwin Williams, b. 15 Feb., 1831 ; mar. Susan 
Maxwell Heard, of Boston, Mass., 21 Aug., 1861. She d. in North- 
field, 24 July, 1874. He mar., second, Fanny Matilda Warriner, of 
Brattleboro, Vt., 18 Oct., 1877. He d. in Northfield, Mass., 2 Dec, 
1887. 



SIXTH GENERATION. 215 

775. DANIEL « {Isaac ^^^ and Elizabeth {Calkins), Stephen,^^^ 
Isaac,^^ Ephraim,^ George'^), b. 15 April, 1801, in Vemon, Conn.; 
mar. Almira Miller, of Northfield, Mass., 30 March, 1826. She was 
b. 1 Sept., 1804, in Northfield, and d. 11 Oct., 1877. Wheelwright. 
Lived the latter part of his life in Springfield, Mass., where he d. 12 
Nov., 1886. 

Children. 

1531. i. George Spencer^ b. 20 April, 1829; mar. Jane D. Gates, of Ware, 

Mass., 8 July, 1849. No children. 

1532. ii. Sarah Miller, b. 13 Nov., 1832; mar. Anson E. Barber, of Windsor- 

ville, Conn., 16 May, 1850. 

776. CHARLES RUMSEY « {Lorenzo^^^ and Pamelia {Walker), 
Moses,'"'^ Noah,^^ Ephraim,^ George^), b. 23 March, 1818, in White- 
water, Jefferson Co., N. Y. ; mar. Phebe Orilia Dean, 30 July, 1855. 
She was b. 16 Aug., 1834, in Clarendon, Rutland Co., Vt. He moved 
to the west in 1849, and was soon after followed by his father and 
mother. 

Children b. in Palmyra, Jefferson Co., Wis. 

1533. i. Lorenzo, b. 9 April, 1856 ; unmarried. 

1534. ii. Lura May, b. 10 May, 1859; d. , 1864. 

783. MOSES WINCHESTERS {Lorenzo ^^^ and Pamelia 
{Walker), Moses,^"^ Noah,^* Ephraim,^ George^), b. 18 March, 1827, 
in Hubbardton, Vt. ; mar. Betsey Jane Perry, in Castleton, Vt., 27 July, 
1853. She was b. 20 July, 1827, in Castleton, Vt. He d. 16 Oct., 1888, 
in Campton, 111. He learned the shoe-making trade, and for a time 
followed that business in Worcester, Mass. In 1857 he visited Illinois, 
but after a sojourn of about a year, went to Marshall, Mich., and later 
to Richland, Kalamazoo Co., in same state. In 1863 he returned to 
Illinois, where he bought the farm in St. Charles, 111., where he passed 
the remainder of his days. Like many others of the Colton name he was 
naturally fond of music and cultivated it in vocal and in instrumental 
lines, performing well upon several instruments. He taught singing 
and was leader of the church choir in St. Charles for many years, and 



216 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

a popular conductor of musical societies. He was a Deacon in the Con- 
gregational Church, a member of the I. O. O. F., a School Trustee, 
and always took a full share in everything promising good for the 
conununity. He was greatly esteemed and received many tokens of 
public appreciation. 

Children all b. in St. Charles, III. 

1535. i. Carroll W., b. 14 Oct., 1865; d. 19 Dec, 1865. 

1536. ii. Elizabeth Frances, b. 5 July, 1867; mar. Charles King Brooks, 26 

June, 1889. He was b. 20 July, 1867, in Geneva, 111. She d. and 
he mar. her cousin, Inez Pauline. No children. 

1537. iii. Paulina, b. 8 Feb., 1869; d. 13 Sept., 1869. 

784. HENRY EARL '^ {Lorenzo ^'^'^ and Pamelia {Walker), 
Moses,'"'^ Noah,^* Ephraim,^ George ^), b. 22 Nov., 1831, in Hubbard- 
ton, Vt. ; mar. Mary Matilda Carr, in Sycamore, 111., 3 March, 1860. 
She was b. 29 Dec, 1837, in Farmington, Penn. He went west with 
his parents about 1849, and settled in St. Charles, 111. In 1853 he 
bought a farm near De Kalb, 111., where he lived until 1895, when he 
removed into the town. He d. there 23 Dec, 1897. 

Children all b. in Dc Kalb. 

1538. i. Inez Pauline, b. 7 Dec, i860; mar. Dr. Leslie Mason Hoyt, 25 Nov., 

1885, in De Kalb. He graduated in 1883 from Rush Medical Col- 
lege, and was a successful practicing physician in Sycamore, 111. 
No children. He d. and she married Charles King Brooks, widower. 

1539. ii. Elva, b. 20 Nov., 1865 ; mar. Henry Herman Hoyt, 6 Oct., 1887, in 

De Kalb. He was b. 25 July, 1856. Manufacturer of paints, etc., 
Chicago, 111. Children: i. Harry Herman, b. in Sycamore, 111., 
27 May, 1889. 2. Charles Maltby, b. 25 Aug., 1893, in Chicago. 

1540. iii. Charles Henry, b. 25 May, 1869; mar. 28 Feb., 1900, Ella Hermann, 

of Elgin, 111. Graduated from the Naperville Business College, 
1890; now of the firm of Colton and Landberg, wholesale dealers 
in tea, coffee, etc., Chicago. 

1541. iv. Minnie Berniece. b. 3 March, 1872; mar. Walter A. Daley, 11 Oct., 

1898, in Sycamore, 111. 

1542. v. Ervin Wallace, b. 29 Nov., 1875. Machinist in employ of the Elgin 

National Watch Co. Enlisted 25 April, 1898, in Co. E., 3d Regt., 
111. Vol., and served in Gen. Brooks' command in Porto Rico. 



SIXTH GENERATION. 217 

786. DANIEL WEBSTER « {Lorenzo^^^ and Patnelia {Walker), 
Moses,^-"^ Noah,^^ Ephraim,^ George ^),h. 30 Nov., 1835, in Hubbard- 
ton, Vt. ; mar. Mary Ann Houghton, 21 March, 1858, in De Kalb, 111. 
She was b. 3 March, 1839, in Canada West. Farmer, Perry, Boone Co., 
Iowa. 

Children. 

1543. i. Unnamed Son, b. and d. 26 Jan., 1859, in De Kalb, 111. 

1544. ii. Evangeline, b. 12 May, i860, in De Kalb, 111.; d. 5 Sept., i860. 

1545. iii. Elroy, b. 7 Oct., 1861, in De Kalb, 111.; d. 28 Oct., 1861. 

1546. iv. Unnamed Son, b. and d. 15 Dec, 1862, in De Kalb, 111. 

1547. V. Daniel Webster, b. 8 Oct., 1869, in Perry, Iowa; d. 30 March, 1870. 

1548. vi. Alice May, b. 14 Dec, 1870, in Perry, Iowa; d. 16 March, 1871. 

1549. vii. Burton Lorenzo, b. 18 Feb., 1874, in Perry, Iowa. Member of Co. 

B., S2d Regt., Iowa Vol. Inf. 

1550. viii. Walter Leighton, b. 22 Sept., 1876, in Perry, Iowa. 

1551. ix. Webster, b. 3 June, 1878, in Perry, Iowa; d. 10 Aug., 1878. 



788. HENRY PORTERS {Porter ^^^ and Keziah {Walker), 
Moses,^*^ Noah^^ Ephraim,^ George^), b. 18 April, 1825, in Hub- 
bardton, Vt. ; mar. Savona Electa Westcott, 21 Aug., 1849, in Hub- 
bardton, Vt. She was b. 20 June, 1827, in Hubbardton. At the age 
of fourteen he was apprenticed to the blacksmithing trade. In 1847 
settled in Stoughton, Wis.; removed to Manitowoc Co., Wis., in 1856; 
enlisted Aug., 1861, in Co. D., 7th Wis. Vol., as a private and rose to a 
captaincy; was discharged for disability in 1862 ; lived for two years in 
Illinois, and then returned to Stoughton, and in 1869 removed to Iowa, 
living successively in Adel, Dallas Co. ; Bloomfield, Davis Co., and Cin- 
cinnati, Appanoose Co., his present home. 

Children both b. in Stoughton, Wis. 

1552. i- Guy Walker, b. 13 April, 1857; mar. Susan Kinman, 31 March, 
1878, in Davis Co., Iowa. 
1553. ii. Clara Keziah, b. 18 Feb., 1867; mar. Isaac L. Morgan, 7 June, 1885, 
in Cincinnati, Iowa. Children: I. Minnie, b. I March, 1886. 2. 
Frederick, b. 7 April, 1888. 3. Cl>de, b. 17 Jan., 1872. 4. Earl, b. 
17 Jan., 1895. 



2 1 8 THE COLT ON FA MIL Y. 

793. ALVAH« {Thomas^'^ and Hannah (Bliss), Thomas,^^^ 
Thomas,'^^ Capt. Thomas,^ George'^), b. 13 Oct., 1796, in Longmeadow, 
Mass.; mar. Lois Work, of Wilbraham, Mass., 31 Dec, 1822. She 
d. 28 Feb., 1836, and he mar., second, Sarah Davis, 8 Nov., 1837. She 
was b. 17 June, 1797, in Stafford, Conn., and J. 24 April, 1869. He 
was a farmer; lived in Longmeadow, and d. there 13 Feb., 1868. 

Children all b. in Longmeadow. 

1554. i. Thomas F. W., b. 14 June, 1824. 

1555. ii. Alvah, b. 28 March, 1826; mar. Sarah A. Coomes, of Longmeadow, 

27 March, 1861. Farmer. No children. 

1556. iii. John Dudley, b. 20 April, 1828. 

1557. iv. Olhtr Buss, b. 20 Dec, 1830. 

1558. V. Emerett, b. 9 June, 1833. 

794b. JEREMIAH ° {Thankful,'''^ Thomas,''^^ Ensign Thomas*'' 
Capt. Thomas,^ George'^), b. in Longmeadow, Mass., 12 Sept., 1791; 
mar. Lucy Lusk, of Wethersfield, Conn., 29 May, 1814. She was dau. 
of Maj.-Gen. Levi Lusk, who served as a General all through the Revo- 
lutionary War, and afterwards in the War of 1812. Jeremiah Colton, 
with his wife and five children, emigrated from Wethersfield to Free- 
dom, Ohio, then called North Rootstown, in 1825, starting in Feb- 
ruary in wagons and, after enduring many hardships, reached his desti- 
nation in the following April. He was a man of enlightened mind and 
sound discriminating judgment, a clear-headed thinker and logical 
reasoner. He took a strong position in all the reforms of the day, 
where to do so was to sacrifice and risk much. He d. May, 1866. She 
d. . 

Children all b. in Wethersfield, Conn. 

1559. i. Levi Lusk, b. 10 May, 1816; mar. Juliaette Thomson, of Shalersville, 

Ohio, I Jan., 1845; d. 27 April, 1861. His widow mar., second, J. 
F. Whitney, of Ravenna, Ohio. No children. 

1560. ii. Juliet, b. , 1817; d. 22 Sept.. 1835. 

1561. iii. Lucy, b. , 1819; d. 10 Sept., 1841. 

1562. iv. Jeremiah, b. , 1821 ; mar. Adelia Lacy; d. 14 June, 1853. She 

d. , 1896. No children. 

1563. V. Prudence D., b. 11 Jan., 1824; mar. John R. James, 31 May, 1854; d. 

2 April, 1895, in Freedom, Ohio. Children: i and 2 d. in infancy. 



SIXTH GENERATION. 219 

3. Etta Mary, b. 9 June, 1856. 4. Willys Colton, b. 6 Dec, 1857. 5. 
Lucy Juliet, b. 15 Feb., 1862; mar. George Roush, of Akron, Ohio, 
21 July, 1890. Children: (a) Prudence, b. 21 July, 1891. (b) 
Galin, b. 7 June, 1892. (c) Esther, b. 10 May, 1894. (d) Marian, 
b. 3 April, 1896. 6. Flora Irene, b. 15 June, 1864; mar. B. B. 
CoUyer, of Beloit, Wis., 15 June, 1895. 

794c. ALANSON « {Thankful,^''^ Tkomas,^^^ Ensign Thomas,^'^ 
Capt. Thomas,^ George'^), b. in Longmeadow, Mass., 5 Sept., 1798; 
mar. Lucy Deming, 30 Oct., 1821. She was b. in Wethersfield, Conn., 
25 March, 1800, and d. in Bazetta, Trumbull Co., Ohio, 28 May, 1869. 
He d. — Oct., 1855. He went with his family to Rootstown, Portage 
Co., Ohio, in 1828, and led a pioneer life of hardships — log cabin with- 
out windows or doors, and with only the barest necessities of life ob- 
tainable. In character strong and self-reliant, he was of the kind fitted 
by nature for pioneer life. He was a natural leader and made himself 
prominent in the reforms of the day, and in all the public affairs of the 
community in which he lived. 

Children i, ii and in b. in Connecticut, iv-ix b. in Rootstotvn, Ohio. 

1564. i. Mary Jane, b. 18 March, 1823; d. , 1888, in Mecca, O. She 

mar. twice, but left no children. 

1565. ii. Joseph Deming, b. 4 June, 1824; d. young. 

1566. iii- Lorenzo Dow, b. 21 Dec, 1825; mar. Saraph Messenger, 11 Oct., 
1848; d. 13 Aug., 1856, in Hardin Co., Ohio. She d. 24 Aug., 1891. 

1567. iv. Laura, b. 3 Feb., 1828; d. May, 1828. 

1568. V. Albert, b. 28 April, 1829; d. young. 

1569. vi. Juliette, b. 28 April, 1831, in Rootstown, Portage Co., Ohio; mar. 

George Slough, 11 Nov., 1852, in Mecca, Trumbull Co., O. Child: 
Ira Grant, b. 15 May, 1863; d. 17 Oct., 1894; mar. Hattie Hayes, 
5 Dec, 1883. She d. 2 June, 1888. 

1570. vii. Claudius, b. , 1832; d. young. 

1571. viii. Marcia Antoinette, b. 9 Oct., 1834; d. 29 April, 1844, in Bazetta. 

1572. ix. Martin Luther, b. 25 Sept., 1836; d. 18 Jan., 1854. 

1573. X. Horace Francis, b. 8 Sept., 1838, in Johnsonville, Trumbull Co., 

Ohio; mar. Sarah A. Murphy, of Champion, Trumbull Co., O., 9 
July, 1868, in Cortland, Ohio. No children. 
I574« ^^- Simon, b. 16 Oct., 1843, in Bazetta, Ohio; mar. Eliza M. Ulp, 24 
Jan., 1869. She d. 22 Feb., 1895. He mar., second, Emma P. 
Bacon, 12 June, 1897. 



220 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

798. AARON « {Israel^^'' and Martha {Wright), Dca. Aaron,^''^ 
Williayn,"'' Capt. Thomas,^ George^), b. 16 Oct., 1782, in Springfield, 
Mass.; mar. Elizabeth Field, 4 Sept., 1804. She was b. 19 IMarch, 
1784, and d. in Conway, Mass., 3 Sept., 1859. He was a mechanic and 
fanner. About the time of his marriage he moved from Longmeadow 
to Conway, where he lived until his death, 7 Aug., 1863. 

Children all b. in Conway, Mass. 

1575. i. M1RAND.4, b. 21 June, 1805; mar. Larnard Rice, 2 April, 1829. She d. 
in Pittsfield, Mass., 6 May, 1874. Children: i. Lovisa Merrick, b. 
20 March, 1830; d. 29 April, 1874. 2. Juliette Augusta, b. 22 
Dec, 1832; d. 12 Nov., 1834. 3. Lucelia Diantha, b. 17 March, 
1838; mar. John De Graff, of Seneca Castle, N. Y., 5 June, 1878. 
He was b. 25 April, 1825, and d. 7 Jan., 1S93. She d. 5 May, 1884, 
in Seneca Castle, N. Y. 4. William Kingsley, b. i Jan., 1840; mar. 
Carrie R. Sturtivant, of Pittsfield, Mass., 20 Oct., 1874. Children: 
(a) Mabel Agnes, b. 14 Nov., 1875. (b) Edith Colton, b. 7 Jan., 
1877. (c) Carrie Winiford, b. 17 Dec, 1878. (d) Florence Ethel, 
b. 25 April, 1882. 

1575. ii. Elizabeth, b. 10 Dec, 1808; d. 25 April, 1836, in Conway. 
1577' '"• Aaron, Doctor, b. 14 April, 1818; mar. Henrietta Lyman, 4 Sept., 
1844. She was b. 21 Feb., 1820, and d. 12 Nov., 1867. He mar., 
second, Mrs. Emma Bedurtha, 4 Nov., 1869. He d. 14 July, 1894, 
in Great Barrington, Mass. 

799. HORACE, Deacon" {Israt-n'*' and Martha {Wright), Dca. 
Aaron,^^^ William,*'' Capt. Thomas/- George^), b. 30 Sept., 1784, in 
Springfield, Mass.; mar. Mary Hyde, 24 Dec, 1817. She was dau. of 
Abijah and Mary (Leffingwell) Hyde, of Norwich, Conn., where she 
was b. 21 May, 1796. He was a cabinet maker and dealer in furniture; 
settled in Norwich, Conn., about 1815, and remained there till his 
decease, 3 Dec, 1862. He was an earnest friend and supporter of the 
Sunday School, and from its first establishment was active in its con- 
duct. He had a sweet and cultivated voice, and for a long series of 
years he was the leader of the church choir and of the singing in social 
meetings. 

Children all b. in Norwich, Conn. 

1578. ii. Harriet Lathrop, b. 28 Oct., 1818; d. in Norwich, 14 Sept., 1840. 

1579. ii. Marian, b. 9 June, 1822; mar. James Lane, 24 Dec, 1851 ; d. in Phila- 



SIXTH GENERATION. 221 

delphia, Penn., 8 Sept., 1870. Child: Harriet, b. 13 June, 1856; d. 
8 Oct., 1870. 

1580. iii. Edward Horace, b. 5 Sept., 1826; d. in Norwich, Conn., 19 July, 1831. 

1581. iv. Edward Horace^ b. 14 Aug., 1831; d. in Norwich, Conn., 28 Oct., 1833. 

801. WARHAM « {Israel^^- and Martha [Wright), Dea. Aaron,^^^ 
Williain,^^ Capt. Thotnas,^ George ^), b. 1 Sept., 1788, in Longmeadow, 
Mass.; mar. Ruth Nims, of Conway, Mass., 1 Nov., 1814. She was 
b. 10 June, 1789, and d. 23 Nov., 1818. He mar., second, Fidelia 
Kingsley, dau. of Noah and Electa (Parsons) Kingsley, of North- 
ampton, Mass., 25 Jan., 1825. She w^as b. in Westhampton, Mass., 2 
Feb., 1797, and d. 12 Jan., 1872, in Longmeadow^ Mass. He d. in 
Longmeadow, 2 March, 1866. Business, flour and feed, his grist mill 
in Springfield. He was active in church work, and his unusually sweet 
voice led the church choir and the music in other religious meetings 
for many years. 

Children by first luife, Ruth, both b. in Longmeadow. 

1582. i- George Gilbert, b. 2 Oct., 1815; mar. Jeanette S. Griswold, 11 Sept., 
1854. He d. in Odebolt, Iowa, 25 March, 1894. 
1583. ii. Ruth Nims, b. 15 Nov., 1818; d. 16 Nov., 1818. 

Children by second luife, Fidelia, both b. in Longmeadow. 

1584. iii- Edwin Kingsley, b. 15 June, 1827; mar. Lucinda Eliza Reynolds, 10 
Jan., 1849. She was b. 3 Feb., 1828. Both d. 19 Dec, 1893. 

1585. iv. Susan Electa, b. 6 April, 1832; mar. George Allen Meacham, 11 

March, 1856. He was b. 26 Oct., 1828. Child: Josephine Colton, 
b. 20 June, 1858. 

803. WILLIAM MERRICK « [Dea. William ^^^ and Hannah [Cot- 
ton), Dea. Aaron,^^^ William,'^^ Capt. Thomas,^ George'^), b. 22 Aug., 
1778, in Longmeadow, Mass.; mar. Esther Ely, dau. of Judah and 
Anne Ely, of Wilbraham, Mass., 13 Jan., 1808. Lived in Longmeadow. 
He d. 17 Feb., 1823. She d. 21 Nov., 1852. 

Children b. in Longmeadow. 

1586. i. Hannah, b. 17 Oct., 1808. 

1587. ii- William Ely, b. 18 Jan., 1810; mar. Margaret Elizabeth Parington, 
24 May, 1841 ; d. 24 Aug., 1845, in Union, S. C. 



222 THE COLTON FAMILY. 

1588. iii. Chauncey, b. and d. 21 Nov., 181 1. 

1589. iv. Jonathan, b. i Dec, 1812; d. 2 Dec, 1812. 

1590. V. Eleanor Pomeroy, b. 4 May, 1814; d. 16 July, 1814. 

1591. vi. Eleanor Pomeroy, b. 26 June, 1815; mar. Dr. G. Q. Colton, son of 

Dea. Walter and Thankful (Cobb) Colton, 28 Nov., 1839 (see No. 
824). She d. 10 Feb., 1841. Child: Ellen Kathleen, b. 21 Sept., 
1840 (see No. 1635). 

806. RHODOLPHUS" {Dea. William^^^ and Hannah {Colton), 
Dea. Aaron,^^^ William,"'' Capt. Thomas,^ George^), b. 3 Dec, 1784, 
in Longmeadow, Mass.; mar. Love Wells, 16 Dec, 1810. He d. in 
Lenox, Mass., 22 July, 1838. She d. 5 June, 1856, in Beloit, Wiscon- 
sin. He learned the cabinet-maker's trade in Hartford, Conn., settled 
in and spent the greater part of his life in Lenox, Mass. He was an 
earnest Christian man, a sweet-voiced leader of song in the conference 
meetings of the church, and greatly respected in the community in 
which he lived. 

Children all b. in Lenox, Mass. 

1592. i. Wells, b. 8 March, 1S12 ; d. 18 May, 1849; did not marry. He was 

a lawyer of fine abilities, for several years a partner of Hon. David 
Davis, U. S. Senator from Illinois ; removed to St. Louis, Mo., where 
he d. in consequence of injuries received at the great fire in that 
city in 1849. 

1593. ii. Elizabeth, b. 15 July, 1814; mar. Rev. L. W. Curtis, 8 Sept., 1840. 

She d. 6 May, 1848. The whole of their married life was spent in 
Union, S. C, where they established a flourishing Female Seminary. 
Children: I. Frederick Colton, M. D., b. 19 Oct., 1843; grad. at 
Beloit Coll., 1866. 2. Walter Wells, Rev., b. l Oct., 1848; grad. 
Beloit Coll., 1866, and from Union Theological Sem., N. Y., 1869. 
3. William Colton, b. 7 Jan., 1848; d. 24 April, 1848. 

1594. iii. Martha, b. 27 Nov., 1816; mar. Rev. A. L. Chapin, D. D., President 

of Beloit Coll., Wis., 23 Aug., 1843. She d. 12 Dec, 1859. Children 
all b. in Milwaukee, Wis.: I. Wells Colton, b. 20 Sept., 1845; d. 24 
Oct., 1845. 2. Philip, b. 14 Jan., 1847; d. 6 Feb., 1847. 3. Eliza- 
beth Colton, b. 27 Nov., 1848; mar. Rev. Henry D. Porter, mission- 
ary to Tien Tsin, China, 2 April, 1879. 

1595. iv. Rachel, b. 3 Sept., 1819; d. 6 Jan., 1823. 

1596. v. Rachel, b. 13 March, 1823; mar. Lucius George Fisher, 29 Oct., 1851. 

Children all b. in Beloit, Wis-: i. Sarah Barber, b. 6 Nov., 1852; mar. 
William A. Bond, of Chicago, 111. 2. Martha Colton, b. 18 March, 



SIXTH GENERATION. 223 

1858; d. 24 Jan., 1862. 3. Isabella Graham, b. — Nov., 1861 ; d. 6 
Oct., 1864. 

1597. vi. Thomas, b. 13 Feb., 1825 ; d. 22 July, 1838. 

812. NATHAN « {Dea. Aaron ""'■>' and Elizabeth {Olmsted), Dea. 
Aaron,^^^ William,"^ Capt. Thomas,^ George^), b. 29 May, 1799, in 
Hartford, Conn. ; mar. Sarah Baker, dau. of Medad and Sarah C. 
Baker, in Middletown, Conn., 8 Dec, 1830. She was b. 15 Nov., 1805, 
and d. 20 Jan., 1892. He d. 10 Sept., 1874. Through all of the prime 
of his life he was in successful business in Hartford as a manufacturer 
of harness and trunks. In later life he was, on account of his accuracy 
and recognized integrity, often employed with the settlement of estates 
as an executor and administrator. 

Child. 

1598. i. Sarah Elizabeth, b. 15 Oct., 1831, in Hartford, Conn.; mar. George 

Kellogg, of Rockville, Conn., 22 Nov., 1854. He was son of George 
and Elizabeth (Noble) Kellogg, b. in Vernon, Conn., — April, 1821. 
Children: Twins, b. and d. i Sept., 1859, in Rockville, Conn. 

813. HARVEY « [Dea. Walter ^^^ and Thankful {Cobb), Dea. 
Aaron,^^^ William,"^ Capt. Thoinas," George^), b. 26 Oct., 1793, in 
Rutland, Vt. ; mar. Harriet Fairchild, of Georgia, Vt., 1 Sept., 1825. 
She was b. 30 March, 1802, in Georgia, Vt., and d. 14 May, 1881. 
Manufacturer and cloth dresser in Georgia and Milton, Vt., and after- 
wards a farmer in Georgia, where he d. 25 Sept., 1870. He was a 
prominent town officer in Georgia, and for a number of years the lead- 
ing Justice of Peace there ; not one of his decisions was ever reversed by 
a higher court. 

Children all b. in Georgia, Vt. 

1599' '' William Fairchild, b. 7 Aug., 1826; mar. Ellen Harris, 29 June, 
1869, in San Andreas, Cal. ; d. 11 Feb., 1879, in San Andreas, Cala- 
veras Co., Cal. 

1600. ii. Addison Eastman, b. 27 Feb., 1828 ; mar. Alice Cushman Wood, 16 

Dec, 1869, in Georgia, Vt. He d. there 21 Oct., 1877. She d. 22 
Dec, 1889, in Milton, Vt. Farmer. No children. 

1601. iii. Abbie Jane, b. 17 Feb., 1831 ; d. in Georgia, Vt., 30 July. 1855. 



224 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

1602. iv. Harriet Lucretia, b. 4 Jan., 1838; mar. Rev. Charles W. Clark, in 

Georgia, Vt, 23 Oct., 1861. Child: William Colton, Rev., b. 15 Oct., 
1862, in Brighton, Vt., now settled as pastor of the Congregational 
Church in South Hero, Vt. 

815. WALTER, Rev.« {Dea. Walter ^^"^ and Thankful {Cobb), Dea. 
Aaron,^^^ William,*'^ Capt. Thomas,'' George'^), b. 9 May, 1797, in 
Rutland, Vt. ; mar. Cornelia B. Colton, dau. of Oren and Mary B. 
(Baldwin) Colton, 26 June, 1844 (see No. 962). He d. in Phila- 
delphia, Penn., 22 Jan., 1851. (She mar., second, Hon. S. B. Chitten- 
den, of Brooklyn, N. Y.) He graduated from Yale Coll., 1822, and 
from Andover Theological Seminary, 1825 ; Professor of Moral Philos- 
ophy and Belles Letters in Capt. Partridge's Military Academy at Mid- 
dletown, Conn. Co-editor with Jeremiah Evarts of the " American 
Spectator" and "Washington City Chronicle" m 1830; appointed by 
Gen. Jackson a chaplain in the United States Navy in 1830, and in 
1835 was assigned to the chaplaincy of the Naval Station in Charles- 
town, Mass. Was author of several voliunes, among them " Ship and 
Shore," " Constantinople and Athens," " Deck and Port." " Three 
Years in California." Was one of the editors of the Philadelphia 
" North American," 1840-44. In 1845 was ordered to California; was 
Alcalde at Monterey, first by military authority, and afterwards by 
popular election, and was Territorial Governor of the Territory of 
California, 1846-1849. Built the first school-house in California; im- 
paneled the first jury, and established and edited the first newspaper, 
" The Alta Califomian." 

Child. 

1603. i- Waiter Ewing, b. 3 June, 1846, in Philadelphia, Penn.; mar. Eliza 

M. Litchfield, 24 Nov., 1869, in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

816. QUINTIUS CURTIUS, Deacon « [Dea. Walter,^^^ and 
Thankful (Cobb), Dea. Aaron,^^^ William,*^ Capt. Thomas,^ 
George''), b. 22 May, 1799, in Georgia, Vt. ; mar. Abigail Joslin 
(Jocelyn), 2 Jan., 1828. She d. 18 Dec, 1847, and he mar., second, 
Orpha L. Post, of Georgia, Vt., 7 Nov., 1848. She was b. — 1805, 



SIXTH GENERATION. 225 

and d. 24 March, 1897. He d. in Georgia, Vt., 9 April, 1878. An ex- 
tensive and successful farmer in his native town and Deacon in the 
Congregational Church there from early years. 

Children all h. in Georgia, Vt. 

1604. i. Susan, b. 2 Oct., 1828; mar. Andrew J. Fuller, in Woodstock, 111., 28 
June, 1864. He was b. 14 Feb., 1824, in Ferrisburg, Vt. She d. i 
Jan., 1887, in Swan Lake, Iowa. Children all h. in Paw Paw Grove, 
Lee Co., Ill: i. Martha, b. 2 April, 1865 ; mar. George Clark Stevens, 
14 Oct., 1891, in St. Albans, Vt. He is son of Hiram F. and Louise 
(Johnson) Stevens, b. 10 April, 1864, in St. Albans, Vt. No chUdren. 
2. Quintius Colton, b. 29 July, 1867; mar. Florence Laura Guthrie, 
dau. of John C. and Phoebe (Tillson) Guthrie, in Milford, Iowa, 
28 Aug., 1899. She was b. 20 Oct., 1879, in Le Mars, Iowa. Child: 
Laura Lucielle, b. 21 April, 1900, in Milford, Iowa. 3. Laura, b. 
24 March, 1870; d. 29 June, 1877. 
1605. "• John Jay, M. D., b. 12 May, 1830; mar. Czarina Cobum Vamum, in 
Dracut, Mass., 22 Nov., 1856. Practicing physician in Lowell, Mass. 

1606. iii. Martha, b. 6 July, 1832 ; mar. Henry M. Stevens, of St. Albans, Vt., 

14 Jan., 1856, in East Hampton, Mass. She d. 30 Sept., 1877. Chil- 
dren: I. Charles Henry, b. 8 Oct., 1856, in St. Albans, Vt. ; mar. 
Chloe Buck, 7 Oct., 1880. Children: (a) Henry Orange, b. 5 Aug., 
1881. (b) Carl Colton, b. 11 Nov., 1882. (c) Walter Crafts, b. i 
Feb., 1885. 

1607. iv. Mary, b. 10 Jan., 1835 ; mar. Dr. George Dunsmore, 6 Sept., 1858, in 

Stewartsville, Bedford Co., Va. She d. 27 March, 1876, in St. 
Albans, Vt. He mar., second, Abbie Joslin Colton (see No. 1609). 
He d. 30 Dec, 1907. Children: i. Abbie Colton, b. 14 Sept., 1861, 
in Stewartsville, Va. ; d. 9 June, 1884. 2. Roberta, b. 8 Oct., 1863^ 
in Stewartsville, Va. ; d. 12 July, 1880. 3. Mary Colton, b. 16 Dec! 
1865, in Chamblisburg, Va. ; mar. John H. Anderson, 11 Jan., 1905. 
4. George Henry, b. 30 July, 1874, in St. Albans, Vt. ; mar. Ella 
Dora Collins, dau. of Anson B. Collins, 23 May, 1900 in St. Albans, 
Vt. Children: (a) Donald Collins, b. 22 Dec, 1903. (b) Dorothy 
Colton, b. 24 Feb., 1905. (c) Marguerite Roberta, b. i Oct., 1908. 
1608. V. Charles Cephas, b. 18 April, 1837; mar. Alice Candee, dau. of Rev. 
Isaac N. Candee, D. D., 2 Sept., 1867, in Galesburg, 111. She was b. 
20 Feb., 1840, in Belvidere, N. J. He d. of yellow fever in Mobile, 
Ala., 20 Oct., 1873. 
1609. vi. Abbie Joslin, b. i June, 1839; mar. Dr. George Dunsmore, as his 
second wife, 10 Sept., 1877, in Waterbury, Vt. No children 

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226 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

817. WILLIAM « {Dea. Walter^'''' and Thankful {Cobb), Dea. 
Aaron,^^^ William,*^ Capt. Thomas,^ George^), b. 22 March, 1801, in 
Georgia, Vt. ; mar. Anna H. Saunders, a niece of Ex-President James 
Madison, 5 May, 1835. She d. in Virginia, 17 Aug., 1871. He re- 
moved from Vermont to King George Co., Va., about the year 1825 
and lived in that county till 1875, after which he spent his time with 
his children. He d. 19 Feb., 1879, at the residence of his daughter, 
Mrs. Myrick, in Murfreesboro, N. C. He was a merchant and farmer 
and at different periods held the public offices of Deputy Sheriff, Post- 
master, School Commissioner and Assessor of Lands. 

Children all b. in King George C. H., Virginia. 

l6lO. i- Walter, b. 8 Feb., 1837; mar. Mary E. Stone, 23 Jan., 1873, in Wood- 
ville, Md. 

161 1. ii. Emii.y H. (Nina), b. 8 Nov., 1838. 

1612. Hi. Rosalie Waller, b. 22 March, 1840; mar. John Ely Colton, 7 Oct., 

1874 (see No. 2520). Children: i. William Ely. b. 10 Dec, 1876. 
2. Walker, b. 27 Sept., 1878. 3. Nena Perrington, b. 9 Feb.. 1881. 

1613. iv. Ann M.vdison, b. — April, 1843. 

1614- V. Susan Bl.\nche, b. 2 Feb., 1846; mar. Charles E. Myrick, of Mur- 
freesboro, N. C, in St. Marys City, Md., 2 Oct., 1877. Children: 
I. Charles Colton, b. 21 Sept., 1878; d. 30 July, 1879. 2. Julian 
Southall, b. I March, 1880. 3. Thomas Newton, b. 25 Oct., 1881 ; d. 
21 Oct., 1882. 4. Mary Stone, b. 2 July, 1884. 5. Blanche Waller, 
b. 24 April, 1889. Resides in Dobbs Ferry, N. Y. 

818. ADDISON ELY « {Dea. Walter'"''^ and Thankful {Cobb), 
Dea. Aaron,^^^ William,*'' Capt. Thomas,^ George '), b. 2 April, 1803, 
in Georgia, Vt. ; mar. Lucy Brown, in Addison. Vt., 17 March, 1830. 
She was b. 11 May, 1809, in Cornwall, Vt., and d. at the home of her 
daughter, Mrs. Graves, in Castile, N. Y., 28 Sept., 1894. He was a 
tanner and shoemaker in St. Albans, Vt. ; and carried on that business 
for several years in Vergennes, Vt. In 1836 removed to Arcade, Wy- 
oming Co., N. Y., where he d. 25 Jan., 1883. Fanner. 

Children. 

1615. i. Walter Merkick, b. 29 Dec, 1830, in Vergennes, Vt. ; d. 15 Feb., 1832. 

1616. ii. Jane Lucretia, b. 22 April, 1833, in Vergennes ; mar. Willis F. Graves, 



SIXTH GENERATION. 227 

in Arcade, N. Y., 6 July, 1853. Resides in Castile, N. Y. No 
children. 
1617. iii- Walter Addison, b. 27 April, 1835, in Vergennes ; mar. Louisa Cady, 
in Freedom, La Salle Co., 111., 17 Oct., 1864. Farmer, Cabery, 
Kankakee Co., 111. 

1618. iv. John Elliot, b. 23 May, 1841, in Arcade, N. Y. Resides in Pagosa 

Springs, Colorado ; xmmarried. 

820. JOHN COBB, Deacon,^ {Dea. Walter ^""^ and Thankful 
{Cobb), Dea. Aaron,^^^ William,"^ Capt. Thomas,^ George^), b. 24 
July, 1807, in Georgia, Vt. ; mar. Lucretia Brown, in Addison, Vt., 16 
Feb., 1836. She was b. 6 June, 1816, in Addison. He learned the 
trade of cloth manufacture with his eldest brother, Harvey; removed 
to Arcade, Wyoming Co., N. Y., remaining there till 1852; then went 
to Hinsdale, Vt., returning to Arcade in 1853, Avhere he followed his 
trade and fanning. Was Deacon in the Congregational Church for 
many years; d. in Arcade, 7 Sept., 1874. 

Children all b. in Arcade^ N. Y. 

1619. i. Harriet Elizabeth, b. 25 Sept., 1837; mar. Sidney Richardson, in 

Arcade, 26 Aug., 1857. He was b. 31 March, 1835, in China, N. Y. 
Child: Harriet E., b. in Arcade, i Oct., 1859. 

1620. ii. Llxy Ellen, b. 2 April, 1841 ; d. 4 Feb., 1861. 

1621. iii. James, b. and d. 25 Aug., 1844. 

1622. iv. Gardner E., b. 6 Sept., 1854; d. 6 July, 1856. 

831. AARON MERRICK, Rev.^ {Dea. Walter ^^^ and Thankful 
{Cobb), Dea. Aaron,^^^ William,-'^ Capt. Thomas,'^ George^), b. 25 
Aug., 1809, in Georgia, Vt. ; mar. Z. Elizabeth Gould, of Andover, 
Mass., 15 July, 1840. She d. 8 Jan., 1858, and he mar., second, Sarah 
A. Bogue, of St. Albans, Vt., 2 Nov., 1859. He graduated from Yale 
College in 1835 and from Andover Theological Seminary in 1838 ; 
continued further study till 1840, when on 9 June of that year he was 
ordained and installed pastor of the First Congregational Church in 
Amherst, Mass. His pastorate there lasted thirteen years and was in 
every way very successful. In 1853 he received a call from the old 
church in Easthampton and on 2 March he was installed its pastor 
.and so remained till 1 Dec, 1880, when the infirmities of age led him 



228 THE COLT ON lAMILY. 

to resign the active duties of the office; thereafter he led a happy and 
peaceful retired life, keeping at work writing much for publication, 
but only occasionally occupying the pulpit. He was a graceful and 
forceful writer, an earnest and convincing speaker, and always exerted 
a powerful influence in the community. His characterization of Colton 
traits, physical, mental and moral, delivered at the Longmeadow Cen- 
tennial in 1883, as found in the published account gives some idea of 
the happy style and form of much of his literary work. In theology 
he was of the old school, but this was tempered by a kindness of heart 
that endeared him to all. He d. in Easthampton, Mass., 30 April, 
1895. 

Children by first wife, Z. Elizabeth, all b. in Amherst, Mass. 

1623. i- Edward Gould, M. D., b. 3 May, 1841 ; mar. Emma L. Loomis, of 

Sycamore, 111., 3 May, 1870. 

1624. ii- Frederick Cushman, b. 5 Sept., 1844; mar. Alice M. Slade, of New- 

York, I Oct., 1874. 

1625. iii. Mary Brown, b. 14 Nov., 1846; d. 3 March, 1904; studied the piano 

in Munich under Prof. Carl Haermann. 1877-1SS0; mar. Hon. Wil- 
liam Garry Bassett, in Easthampton, Mass., 6 July, 1881. He was 
appointed in 1878 Judge of Probate and Insolvency for Hampshire 
Co., Mass., a life office. 

1626. iv. Anna Gray, b. 24 July, 1848; mar. Washington McClintock, of Pitts- 

burg, Penn., i Oct., 1868. Children: 1. Mary, b. I2 Feb,. 1872, in 
Pittsburg, Penn.; d. 30 Dec, 1891. 2. Alice, b. 29 Nov., 1873, in 
Denver, Col. 3. Anna, b. 5 Oct., 1877, in Denver, Col. 4. Ruth, b. 
6 Nov., 1S83. Resides in Denver, Col. 

1627. V. Elizabeth Sweetzer, b. 7 Aug., 1851. Studied vocal music for two 

years with Frau Forster in Munich, and Madame V. Garcia in Paris, 
and two years with Madame Rudersdorff in Boston. Was teacher 
of vocal music in Miss Porter's School in Farmington, Conn., 1881- 
1895. 

Child of second ^vifc, Sarah A. 

1628. vi. George B., b. 18 April, 1864, in Easthampton ; d. 16 Aug., 1864. 

833. CALVIN" {Dea. JValter^''^ and Thankful (Cobb), Dea. 
Aaron,"-^^ William,*'^ Capt. Thomas,'' George'^), b. 11 Aug., 1811, in 
Georgia, Vt. ; mar. Susan M. Chapin, dau. of Laertes and Lucinda 



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(Merrick) Chapin, of Hartford, Conn.; d. in New York City, 23 Aug., 
1849. He learned the trade of book-binding of Jonathan Leavitt, of 
Andover, Mass., and afterwards established himself in that business in 
New York, where he became the head of the extensive book-binding 
house of Colton and Jenkins. She d. 8 Feb., 1865. 

Children. 

1629. i. Ellen Maria, b. 3 Oct., 1836. 

1630. ii. Edward Chapin, b. 14 Jan., 1840. 

1631. iii. Robert Anson, b. 29 Sept., 1841 ; d. 8 Aug., 1842. 

1632. iv. Alice Cushman, b. i Jan., 1843; d. 30 Nov., 1844. 

1633. V. Charles HexNry, b. 28 April, 1846; mar. Lillian F. Morgan, 19 Nov., 
1895. 
1634. vi. LiLLiE Jane, b. 9 Feb., 1850; mar. George C. Davenport. 8 Jan., 
1883. No children. St. Paul, Minn. 



834. GARDNER QUINCY, M. D.,« baptized as Quincy Gardner 
{Dea. Walter ^^^ and Thankful {Cobb), Dea. Aaron,^^^ William,''^ 
Capt. Thomas,^ George''), b. 7 Feb., 1814, in Georgia, Vt. ; mar. 
Eleanor Pomeroy Colton, dau. of William Merrick and Esther (Ely) 
Colton, of Longmeadow, Mass., 28 Nov., 1839 (see No. 1591). She 
d. 10 Feb., 1841, and he mar., second, Mrs. Emily Blair, 25 July, 
1846. She d. 9 Feb., 1883, in New York City. Graduated from the 
College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, 1844. Was in 
California 1849 to 1853, for some time in the mines and later was 
appointed by Governor Riley the First Justice of the Peace in San Fran- 
cisco, with extraordinary powers, including all civil cases involving 
less than one hundred dollars, duties of Coroner, and passing upon 
land grants, etc. He was the first to practically introduce an an- 
aesthetic to the world — nitrous oxide in surgery — this was in the city 
of Hartford, Conn., 11 Dec, 1844, nearly two years before ether or 
chloroform were used for this purpose. He also made the first electric 
engine ever moved on a track by a stationary galvanic battery ; previous 
applications of the power having been made by batteries on the engine 
itself. He was the originator and head of the Colton Dental Associa- 
tion, which, with its branches in many of the leading cities of the 
United States, uses his discovery of the application of nitrous oxide 



230 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

("Laughing Gas") to painless dental surgery. He d. in Geneva^ 
Switzerland, 10 Aug., 1898. 

Child by first wife, Eleanor P. 

1635. i. Ellen Kathleen, b. 21 Sept., 1840, in Longmeadow, Mass.; mar. 

Mahlon Ballard, in Georgia, Vt., 5 Oct., 1862. Children: i. Walter, 
b. 5 Sept., 1864. 2. William Ely, b. 4 Aug., 1866. 3. Annie Louisa,, 
b. 25 July, 1872. Resides in Georgia, Vt. 

Children by second wife, Emily B. 

1636. ii. Friend Calvin, b. 10 July, 1847; d. , 1848.. 

1637. iii. Gardner Calvin, b. 21 May, 1849; mar. Louisa Thevenay, in Geneva, 

Switzerland, 6 Feb., 1871 ; d. 5 June, 1875. 

1638. iv. Emily Isabelle, b. 10 June, 1855 ; mar. Andrew J. Dam, Jr., 28 Oct., 

1874, in New York. Children: i. Grace Wallaze, b. 15 Aug., 1875. 
2. Charles Gardner, b. 13 April, 1877; d. 22 May, 1878. 3. Andrew 
Colton, b. 18 Aug., 1883. 

827. DAVID, Deacon « {Lievt. Henry ^''^ and Lydia {Booth), 
Henry,''''^ Ebenezer,*'' Capt. Thomas,^ George''), b. 3 Oct., 1803, in 
Longmeadow, Mass. ; mar. Azubah Chapin, of Ludlow, Mass., 23 
April, 1829. She was b. 1 July, 1799, and d. 28 March, 1850, in 
Enfield, Mass. He mar., second, Mrs. Lydia A. (Arnold) Litch, in 
Fitchburg, Mass., 22 Oct., 1851. He d. in Greenwich, Mass., 30 June, 
1868. She mar., second, William Gunn. She was b. 4 July, 1805, in 
Braintree, Mass., and d. 1 Oct.. 1882. He was a mail of puritanic 
sternness and steadfastness of character, and in all questions of his 
time, religious or political, he followed his convictions with unflinching 
fidelity. He was a firm supporter of the temperance cause from its 
inception, and for many years he was the only avowed " Abolitionist " 
in his town. Outspoken and fearless in the advocacy of his conception 
of the right, his purity of motive was recognized and respected by all, 
even by those from whom he most dilfered. 

Children by first toife, Azubah. 

1639. i. Sarah Jane, b. 26 Aug., 1831, in Prescott, Mass.; mar. Harvey D. 

Griggs, 20 Sept., 1866, in Greenwich, Mass. He was b. 29 July, 
1812. in Brimfield, Mass. No children. 



SIXTH GENERATION. 231 

1640. ii. Lucy Maria, b. 9 Aug., 1832, in Prescott, Mass. ; mar. Edwin A. 

Montague, 25 Dec, 1866, in Greenwich, Mass. Children all b. in 
Monson, Mass.: i. Mary Newell, b. 14 Feb., 1869. 2. Harriet 
Chapin, b. 10 Dec, 1870. 3. Henry Colton, b. 19 Sept., 1872. 

1641. iii. Mary Augustina, b. 19 Nov., 1834. 

1642. iv. Henry Chapin, b. 26 May, 1836, in Enfield, Mass. ; mar. Mary Ann 

Ferry, of Belchertown, Mass., 7 May, 1863. She was b. 1838. 

831. JACOB" {Jacob ^''^ and Cynthia {Chandler), Henry,^^^ Ebe- 
nezer,^"^ Capt. Thomas,^ George'^), b. 10 Sept., 1799, in Longmeadow, 
Mass.; mar. Nancy Evarts, 30 Dec, 1823. She was dau. of Edmund 
and Annie (Booth) Evarts, of Longmeadow; b. 31 July, 1801, and 
d. 4 April, 1825. He mar., second, Clarinda Robinson, of Granville, 
Mass., 3 Jan., 1827. She d. 20 June, 1877. He d. in Longmeadow, 
3 July, 1883. He was a silversmith and wholesale manufacturer of 
fine thimbles, spectacles, eye glasses, etc. Factory in Longmeadow. 
He served as Representative in the Massachusetts State Legislature in 
1845. 

Children by second wife, Clarinda, all b. in Longmeadow. 

1643. i. Nancy Evarts, b. 7 Sept., 1828; d. 14 Oct., 1828. 

1644. ii. Nancy Evarts, b. 24 April, 1832. 

1645. iii. Clarinda Robinson, b. 22 Feb., 1834. A principal in the Brooklyn 

Heights Seminary. 

1646. iv. Julia Maria, b. 3 Jan., 1837; mar. William Walton Comstock, of 

Lafayette, Indiana, i Jan., 1861 (see No. 1042). He was b. 15 Feb., 
1834, in Hartford, Conn. Children: i. Clara Louise, b. 5 Dec, 1861, 
in Longmeadow. 2. Elizabeth Peckham, b. 20 March, 1865, in Long- 
meadow ; d. 23 Sept., 1865. 3. Frederick Colton, b. 12 Jan., 1867, 
in Lafayette, Ind. ; mar. Sara Adaline McKenna, 26 Sept., 1900, in 
West Lafayette, Ind. 4. Mary Robinson, b. 20 Aug., 1869, in 
Lafayette; d. 10 Oct., 1871. 5. William Walton, b. 4 Sept., 1871, 
in Lafayette; d. 14 July, 1872. 6. Charles Raymond, b. 20 May, 
1876, in Lafayette. 
1647. ^' Frederick Henry, M. D., b. 24 April, 1839 ; mar. Elizabeth Alice 
Gray, dau. of Prof. Alonzo Gray, Founder and Principal of Brook- 
Ijm Heights Seminar)', Brooklyn, N. Y., 25 Oct., 1865. 

833. DANIEL « {Jacob ^"^ and Cynthia {Chandler), Henry, ''''^ Ebe- 
nezer,^'' Capt. Thomas^ George'^), b. 16 July, 1805, in Longmeadow, 



232 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

Mass.; mar. Emily Bliss, of Longmeadow, 1 Sept., 1830. She d. 22 
Dec, 1862, in Hartford, Conn. He mar., second, Frances E. Rice, 
18 Sept., 1865. She was dau. of Lysander M. and Clarinda W. Rice, 
of Ascutney\'ille, Vt. He d. 14 May, 1878. Lived in Springfield, 
Mass. ; was a wholesale manufacturer and dealer in sashes, doors and 
blinds. His widow mar., second, Henry H. Banks, of Springfield, 3 
June, 1879. He was b. 13 Jan., 1838, in Framingham, Mass., and d. 
22 Dec, 1879, in Springfield, Mass. 

Child. 

1648. i. Hubert D., b. 7 June, 1832; d. 21 Jan., 1893, in Springfield, Mass. 

836. THEODORE S.« (£Ma;? "« and Ruth (Stebbins), Henry,^^^ 
Ebenezer,''' Capt. Thomas,^ George^), b. 15 Jan., 1805, in Spring- 
field, Mass. ; mar. Aurelia Smith, dau. of Ebenezer Smith, of Mason- 
ville, Delaware Co., N. Y., 13 Sept., 1832. She was b. 29 June, 1810, 
and d. at the home of her son Harvey T., in Bijou Hills, So. Dak., 22 
Sept., 1889. Farmer; resided in Palmyra, Jefferson Co., Wis., where 
he d. 9 Nov., 1882. 

Children. 

1649. i. Urania S., b. 15 Aug., 1833, in Earlville, Madison Co., N. Y. ; mar. 

in 1852 Charles Johnson, in Milwaukee, Wis. He d. and she mar., 
second, Robert Sperbeck, 4 July, 1855, in Palmyra, Wis. He was b. 
10 Sept., 1833, in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., N. Y. She d. 25 
Oct., i860, in Palmyra, Wis. Child: Ethan Theodore, b. 5 Oct., 
i860, in Palmyra; d. 23 Feb., 1863. 

1650. ii- Samuel Smith, b. 18 Oct., 1830, in Masonville, N. Y. ; mar. Adaline 

Catharine Schutte, 16 Jan., 1869, in Palmyra, Wis. He d. 14 
March, 1889. 

1651. iii- Har\te:y Theodore, b. 28 Jan., 1841, in Woodhull, Steuben Co., N. Y. ; 

mar. Jane Congdon, in Palmyra, 6 Nov., 1866. 

839. RUFUS« {Ebenezer Chandler*''^ and Phebe {Burton), Capt. 
Ebenezer,'^'- Ebenezer*' Capt. Thomas,^ George "■), b. 24 Aug., 1796, 
in Longmeadow, Mass.; mar. Rebecca Thatcher, 2 Oct., 1824; d. 11 
July, 1870, in Broadalbin, Fulton Co., N. Y. She was b. 6 Oct., 



SIXTH GENERATION. 233 

1805, in Amsterdam, Montgomery Co., N. Y., and d. in Broadalbin, 
26 May, 1871. He went from Mass, to Amsterdam, N. Y., in 1822, 
and there remained five or six years, when he bought a farm in Wa3aie 
Co., near Rochester, and lived on it for eight years. His parents then 
induced him to return to Mass., but he remained there only one year, 
and then went back to Amsterdam. Here he lived twelve years, and 
then he bought the farm in Broadalbin, where he spent the remainder 
of his days. He was an upright man in all the relations of life, active 
in educational and church matters, and an earnest worker in the tem- 
perance and other reforms. 

Children. 

1652. i. Elizabeth, b. 3 April, 1826, in Amsterdam, Montgomery Co., N. Y. ; 

mar. John C. Perry, 27 April, 1868; d. 26 Sept., 1875, in Broad- 
albin. He d. 2 June, 1880. No children. 

1653. ii. Lyman J., b. 15 Feb., 1828, in Ontario, Wayne Co., N. Y. ; mar. 

Martha E. McNutt, 9 March, 1858. She d. 29 Dec, 1883. He d. 
26 May, 1894. Farmer; lived in Broadalbin. No children. 

1654. iii- Andrew Thatcher, b. 15 Aug., 1832, in Ontario, N. Y. ; d. 5 Jan., 

1833, in Ontario, N. Y. 

1655. iv. Phebe Jane, b. 13 Jan., 1834, in Ontario. Was a teacher in Eastern 

New York State, and in Long Island, but for twenty-three years 
has been engaged in Reformatory work as teacher — in the State 
Industrial School, Trenton, N. J,, three years, and as teacher or 
matron in the House of Refuge, New York City, nearly twenty 
years ; now living in Glenville, N Y. 
1656. V. Andrew Thatcher, b. 9 May, 1838, in Amsterdam, N. Y. ; mar. 
Martha J. Hunt, of Lebanon, Ohio, 13 Sept., 1859. 

1657. vi. Hannah Delilah, b. 20 Sept., 1841, in Amsterdam, N. Y. ; mar. 

Philip Frye Cumming, 25 Sept., 1861. She d. in Glenville, N. Y., 
1884. He enlisted in 1862 in the loth N. Y. Cavalry, and d. near 
Alexandria, Va., from a rifle wound, 22 May, 1863. She mar., 
second, Levi Willard Sawyer, 19 Oct., 1865 ; d. 18 July, 1885. 
Child by first marriage: 1. Sarah Maria, b. 2 March, 1862. Chil- 
dren by second marriage all b. in Broadalbin: 2. Charles Thatcher, 
b. 18 May, 1867. 3. Chauncey Colton, b. 20 July, 1868. 4. David 
Alfred, b. 12 Sept., 1870; d. 5 Feb., 1871. 5. David Alfred, b. 11 
Feb., 1872. 

1658. vii. Esther Maria, b. 25 Sept., 1848, in Amsterdam, N. Y. ; mar. William 

Henry Groesbeck, 29 April, 1870. She d. 11 March, 1894, in Glen- 
ville, Schenectady Co., N. Y. N'o children. 



234 THE COLTON FAMILY. 

844. EBENEZER^ {Ehenezer Chandler ^""^ and Phebe {Barton), 
Capt, Ehenezer,^'- Ebenezer," Capt. Thomas,^ George "-), b. 17 Feb., 
1805, in Longmeadow, Mass.; mar. in Agawam, Mass., 26 Dec, 1826, 
Cynthia Whitman, only dau. of Elder Jesse Whitman, Baptist minister 
of Agawam. She was b. 4 July, 1808, and d. 13 Aug., 1848, in West 
Springfield, Mass. He mar., second, Adeline Palmer, dau. of Edmund 
and Ann Palmer, of West Springfield, 5 Sept., 1850. She d. 21 Feb., 
1877. He d. 10 June, 1877, in West Springfield. Builder. 

Children by first wife, Cynthia. 
1659. i. Phebe Mari.a, b. 27 Dec, 1827, in West Springfield; d. 17 Sept., 1849, 

in Springfield. She was a teacher, a fine scholar and writer. 
1660. ii- John Whitman, b. 13 June, 1832, in Agawam, Mass.; mar. Albina 

Saloma Ball, in Chicopee, Mass., 23 Jan., 1862. 

845. JOHN« {Ebenezer Chandler ^''^ and Phebe {Barton), Capt. 
Ebenezcr,^'- Ebenezer,-"' Capt. Thomas,^ George^), b. 2 May, 1807, 
in Longmeadow, Mass. ; mar. Elizabeth Oilman Palmer, dau. of Isaac 
and Mary Palmer, 10 Dec, 1837, in Conneaut, Ashtabula Co., Ohio. 
She was b. 14 April, 1815, in Warner, N. H. She d. 4 July, 1886. 
He d. 29 Sept., 1889, both in Philadelphia, Penn. He was a leading 
wholesale and retail hardware merchant in Philadelphia, and, at the 
same time, had a factory for the manufacture of carpenters' planes, 
from which sources he accumulated a considerable fortune which, in 
large part, he lost in efforts to conduct a large plantation on James 
River, Virginia, by means of overseers. He was a man of distinguished 
probity and business integrity, and was much respected by all who 
knew him. 

Children a// ^. in Philadelphia, Penn. 

1661. i. Mary Elizabeth, b. 27 April, 1839; mar. James Thompson Irvine, 
of Zanesville, O., 29 June, 1865. He was b. 2 Feb., 1835. Is 
editor of the "Zanesville Signal." Children: i. Frank Colton, b. 
14 July. 1866, in Newark. Ohio; mar. Mary Magdalena Sattler, 14 
July, 1892, in Mineral Point, O. Child: Helen Ida, b. 22 June, 
1893. 2. Robert Thompson, b. 13 Jan., 1868, in Zanesville, O. ; mar. 
Agnes Fulton Nes, of York, Penn., dau. of Capt. Nes, U. S. N., 
24 Nov., 1896. Children: (a) Charles Nes, b. 2 Feb., 1900. (b) 



SIXTH GENERATION. 235 

James Thompson, b. 6 July, 1902. (c) Robert Fulton, b. 1903. 
(d) George Colton, b. 23 Feb., 1905. 3. Mary Edith, b. 4 Sept., 

1869, in Zanesville ; mar. Harry L. Nye, 8 June, 1904. Children: 
(a) Irvine H., b. 19 March, 1906, in Los Angeles, Cal. (b) Harry 
SafFord, b. 21 Oct., 1909. Living at Alhambra, Cal. 4. Margaret 
Helen, b. 17 Jan., 1872 in Zanesville. 

1662. ii. John Harrison, b. 12 March, 1841. Lawyer; for many years prac- 

ticed at the Philadelphia Bar. He d. in Soldiers' Home, Hampton, 
Va., 10 Nov., 1899 ; unmarried. 

1663. iii. Amelia Jane, b. 12 Dec, 1843 ; mar. Stokley Daniels, 16 May, 1866, 

in Philadelphia, Penn. ; d. near Clayton, Del., — March, 1882. He 
was b. 16 June, 1842, near Townsend, Del. Children: i. John 
Colton, b. I Oct., 1868, in Philadelphia, Penn. 2. William Wilson, 
b. 9 July, 1870, in Tappahannock, Va. ; d. in same place 20 July, 

1870. 3. Frank Irvine, b. 15 July, 1871, in Philadelphia, Penn.; 
mar. Emma Statesfield Burge, 14 Feb., 1894. Children: (a) Lillian 
T., b. 25 Aug., 1894; d. 25 Sept., 1895. (b) Mamie, b. 29 July, 
1897. 4. Robert Stokley, b. 19 Sept., 1873, near Clayton, Del. ; mar. 
Emma Augusta Knotte, 9 May, 1894. She was b. near Clayton, 
Del. ; d. 7 May, 1875. Child: Amelia Louise, b. 22 March, 1895, 
near Townsend, Del. 5. Charles Palmer, b. 25 Oct., 1875, near 
Clayton, Del. ; d. 7 April, 1873. 6. Edwin Gray, b. 27 Nov., 1877, 
near Clayton, Del. 

1664. iv. Edwin Palmer, b. 18 July, 1845 ; d. 7 July, 1846. 

1665. V. Frank Lyman, b. 12 Sept., 1857; mar. Sarah Eugenia Hayden, in 
Philadelphia, Penn., 4 Jan., 1880. She was b. 25 Dec, 1857, in Ox- 
ford, Penn. 

848. DAVID « {Ebenezer Chandler ^''^ and Phebe {Barton), Capt. 
Ebenezer,^''- Ebenezer,''^ Capt. Thomas,^ George^), b. 10 Aug., 1813, 
in Longmeadow, Mass. ; mar. Sarah McGonigal, in Philadelphia, Penn., 
17 Nov., 1836. She was b. in Philadelphia, 30 Aug., 1812. He d. 
in Philadelphia, 10 Dec, 1880. Manufacturer of Carpenters' planes, 
etc. 

Children both b. in Philadelphia. 

1666. i. David, b. 24 Dec, 1837; d. 24 Dec, 1837. 

1667. ii. Alfred Jones, b. 22 Oct., 1839. Plane manufacturer in Philadelphia. 

850. CHAUNCEY^ {Ebenezer Chandler ^""^ and Phebe {Barton), 
Capt. Ebenezer, '^'^'^ Ebenezer,^'' Capt. Thomas,^ George'^), b. 28 Aug., 



236 ^^^£ COLT ON FAMILY. 

1821, in Longmeadow, Mass.; mar. Betsy M. Havens, of Somers, 
Conn., 10 Oct., 1845 ; d. 3 Aug., 1880, in Vernon, Conn. 

Children. 

i668. i. Ellen M., b. 3 Sept., 1847, in Somers, Conn.; d. 13 Nov., 1849. 

1669. ii. Ella C, b. 12 Nov., 1853, in Hartford, Conn. ; d. 8 Dec, 1883, in East 

Hampton, Conn. ; did not marry. 

1670. iii. George H., b. 9 Jan., 1856, in Hartford, Conn. 

1671. iv. Howard C, b. 6 Sept., 1869, in Springfield. Mass. 

^^%, RICHARD WOOLWORTH« {Erastus^''^ and Cynthia 
{Brewer), Capt. Ebenezer,^'^ Ebenczer*' Capt. Tho?nas,^ George^), 
b. 6 Nov., 1803, in Springfield, Mass. ; mar. Antenette Barnum, 23 
Nov., 1828. He went with his father to New York State in 1806, and 
from thence to Ohio, where he d. 27 April, 1862, in Dover, Cuyahoga 
Co. Farmer. 

Children. 

1672. i- Hikam Weston, b. 30 June, 1839, in York, Ohio.; mar. Sarah M. 
Withernock, 15 Feb., 1865. 
1673. ii. Terressa a., b. 27 June, 1848, in Eaton, O. ; mar. Elmer II. Beardsley, 
25 Dec, 1870. Child: Elida A., b. 13 Oct., 1871, in Dover, O. ; mar. 
James D. Hurst, 2 June, 1891. Children b. in Dover, O.: (a) Leland 
Beardsley, b. 16 Aug., 1892; d. 10 Nov., ^893. (b) Lloyd Norton, 
b. 4 March, 1895. (c) Russell James, b. 28 April, 1896. 

854. BELA BREWERS {Erastus *"'' and Cynthia (Breicur), Capt. 
Ebenezer,'-''^ Ebenczer,*' Capt. Thomas,^ George^), b. 23 Jan., 1808, 
in Pompey, Onondaga Co., N. Y. ; mar. Keturah Randell, of Nor- 
wich, Chenango Co., N. Y., 11 Oct., 1832. She was b. 27 April, 1811, 
in Norwich, N. Y., and d. there 20 May, 1870. He mar., second, Loisa 
S. Marsh, 18 Sept., 1872. She was b. 29 Sept., 1827, in Smithfield, 
N. Y. Farmer till 1860, after which time he was engaged in prac- 
tical hydraulic work. He d. 13 Jan., 1892, in Norwich, Chenango Co., 
N. Y. Courteous in manner and commanding the respect of all he 
associated with ; strictly temperate in his habits of life ; prominent in 
social and public affairs; a devoted Christian, and one of the oldest 



SIXTH GENERATION. 237 

members of the Baptist church in Norwich, in whose work he was 
always an active participant. 



Children all b. in Mansfield^ Cataraugas Co., N. Y. 

1674. i. Charles Randall, b. 9 Oct., 1835 ; d. 12 Oct., 1853, in Norwich. 

1675. ii- George Alfred, b. 3 Nov., 1839; mar. Charlotte M. Mead, in Walton, 

N. Y., II March, 1864. She d. 16 March, 1873. He mar., second, 
Abbie M. Leonard, 6 July, 1876. She d. in Walton, N. Y., 10 Aug., 
1887, and he mar., third, Josephine Baglej^, 7 March, 1895. 

1676. iii- Nathan Randall, b. 14 Oct., 1844; mar. Kittie Garrison, of Syra- 

cuse, N. Y., 7 Feb., 1877. 



S55, CHESTER WOOLWORTH« {Erashfs ^""^ and Cynthia 
(Brewer), Capt. Ehenezer^'"^ Ebenezer" Capt. Thomas,^ George'^), 
b. 14 Aug., 1810, in Pompey, Onondaga Co., N. Y. ; mar. Elizabeth 
Hamilton, 9 Feb., 1832. He d. while in the Union Army, at Sandy 
Hook, Va., 30 Oct., 1862. Farmer. 

Children all b. in Constantia, Oswego Co., N. Y. 

1677. i. Mary Elizabeth, b. 24 June, 1835 ; mar. Amos Hisington, in Central 
Square, Oswego, Co., N. Y., 22 Nov., 1855. She mar., second, D. 
C. Coleman, 29 Aug., 1893, in Pleasanton, Alameda Co., Cal. Re- 
sides in Oakland, Cal. Child: William B., b. 6 Aug., 1857; mar. 
Louise Fritz, 1883. 

1678. ii- Edward William, b. 27 July, 1837; mar. Annie Hollinbeck, 2 March, 

1870. 

1679. iii- Henry Harrison, b. 24 Dec, 1839; mar. Emma S. Swain, 10 May, 

1866. 

1680. iv. George Calvin, b. 5 May, 1850; mar. Emma J. King, 11 March, 1874. 

856. CALVIN « {Erashts "^^ and Cynthia {Brewer), Capt. Ebe- 
nezer^"'"^ Ebenezer," Capt. Thomas,^ George'^), b. 21 Aug., 1813, in 
Pompey, Onondaga Co., N. Y. ; mar. Susan E. Nottingham, 30 June, 
1846. Lived in Pompey till 1841, then removed to Syracuse, N. Y., 
where he still resides. Was a teacher during early manhood, and later 
a lumber merchant and builder, doing business in Syracuse under the 
firm names of Gifford and Colton and Colton and Baker. 



238 THE COLTON FAMILY. 

Child. 

1681. i- Charles Erastus, b. 12 Nov., 1847, in Syracuse, N. Y. ; mar. Anna 

E. Van Buskirk, 17 June, 1867. Architect in Syracuse. 

857. EBENEZER" {Mehar^^^ and Rhoda {Daniels), Capt. Ebe- 
nezer^'''^ Ehenezer,^' Capt. Thomas^ George'^), b. 12 Dec, 1803; mar. 
Elizabeth Cooley, of Manlius, N. Y., about 1830; d. 22 April, 1835, 
in Manlius. She d. 1852. Farmer. 

Children both b. in Manlius, Onondaga Co., N. Y. 

1682. i- Franklin Boardman, b. i April, 1833; mar. Catharine Hill, 17 Aug., 

1859, in Philadelphia, Penn. He d. in Wilmington, Del., S Ma.rch, 
1893. 

1683. ii- Ebenezer 'rainard, b. 2 March, 1835; mar. Mary M. Sandford, in 

Syracuse, N. Y., 11 Oct., 1859. She d. in Philadelphia, Penn., 

1881. He mar., second, Mrs. Louisa H. Skillman, of Philadelphia, 
7 March, 1882. 

863. JOHN SUTHERLAND" {Mehar *'- and Jcnisha {Suther- 
land), Capt. Ebenezer^'- Ebenezer, ^"^ Capt. Thomas^ George'^), b. 
24 March, 1823; mar. Mary Elizabeth Holborn, 10 Oct., 1852. She 
was b. 9 Nov., 1834. He d. 31 Dec, 1859. 

Child. 

1684. i. Abel H., b. 22 April. 1856, in Sylvester, Wis.; mar. Edith M. Ilanna, 
dau. of Geo. W. Hanna, Waterloo, Iowa. Children: i. Philip S., b. 

. 2. Mabel Eugenia, b. ; mar. C. E. Davis. 3. Mary 

Luella, b. ; mar. L. J. Dean. 4. Dewey, b. . 



806. MELZAR" {Melzar*^^ and Jerusha {Sutherland), Capt. Ebc- 
nezer,^''^ Ebenezer,*'' Capt. Thomas,'' George^), h. 7 Dec, 1830, in 

N. Y. ; mar. Melvina Amanda Wheeler, 1 Nov., 1855. She 

was b. 1 Jan., 1827, in Mount Holly, Vt., and d. 18 Sept., 1881, in 
Sylvester, Wis. He mar., second, Hannah Maria Hulbert, 12 Sept., 
1882. She was b. in North Manlius, N. Y., 14 Aug., 1839. He 
taught school in early manhood, afterwards was a farmer. He was 
town superintendent and town clerk, and at different times held other 
local public offices. He d. 3 Oct., 1891, in Albany, Wis. 



SIXTH GENERATION. 239 

Children all b. in Sylvester, Green Co., Wis. 

1685. i- John Edmund, b. 28 March, 1857; mar. Pauline Jane Miller, 28 
Nov., 1878, in Cooksville, Rock Co., Wis., now of Taopi, S. D. 

1686. ii. William Oscar, b. 26 Feb., 1859 ; mar. Ellen Agnes Sylvester, 28 

Feb., 1880, in Albany, Wis. She was b. 8 Sept., 1858, in Athens, 
Ky. He has been a member of the State Legislature So. Dak. No 
children. 

1687. iii. Frederick Melzar, b. 18 March, 1861 ; d. 6 March, 1863. 

1688. iv. Mary Ellen, b. g May, 1864. 

1689. V. Melvina Jerusha, b. 11 May, 1865; mar. Frank E. Tobie, 25 June, 

1890, in Albany, Wis. He was b. 24 Sept., 1863, in East Knox, 
Maine. Children all b. in Fort Berthold, N. Dak.: i. Harvey Elmer, 
b. 23 Feb., 1892. 2. Harriet Edna, b. 16 Jan., 1894. 3. Addie Emma, 
b. 14 Nov., 1895. 4. Harold William, b. 25 Oct., 1896. 

1690. vi. Harriet Louisa, b. 21 Feb., 1868; d. i Feb., 1891. She was a teacher, 

a graduate of the State Normal School, Whitewater, Wis. 



868. ALEXANDER METCALF FISHER « {Rev. Simeon ^^^ and 
Susan {Chapman), Jabez^"^^ Ebenezer,'^'^ Capt. Thomas^ George'^'), 
b. 15 Aug., 1824, in Monson, Mass.; mar. Caroline Kirk, dau. of 
Samuel Kirk, of Morristown, N. J., 7 Nov., 1859. He d. in Chicago, 
111., 13 March, 1896. Established himself as a builder in 1846, in 
Clinton, Miss., and remained there till 1849, when he removed to Chi- 
cago, 111. From 1851 to 1856 conducted the same business in St. 
Louis, Mo., and then returned to Chicago. From 1865 to 1867 was in 
Wilmington, N. C, and in 1868 again went to Chicago, and estab- 
lished himself there as an architect and building contractor. 

Children both b. in Chicago, III. 

1691. i. Samuel Kirk, b. 18 Feb., 1861. 

1692. ii. Simeon C, b. 24 March, 1862. 

873. JAMES HOOPER, Rev. ^ {Rev. Simeon ^^^ and Susan {Chap- 
man), Jabez,^''^ Ebenezer,^'^ Capt. Thomas,^ George'^), b. 22 March, 
1834, in Amherst, Mass. ; graduated with honors at the University of 
North Carolina, 1855 ; mar. Emily Guthrie, dau. of John S. Guthrie, 
of Chatham Co., N. C, 20 July, 1857. She d. 7 Aug., 1859. He mar., 
second, Eloise Avery, dau. of Col. C. Molton Avery, of Morganton, 



240 THE COLTON FAMILY. 

N. C, 20 Oct., 1870. She was b. 5 April, 1846. He d. in Burkesville, 
Ky., 14 Feb., 1893. He was for four years Professor of Latin and 
Mathematics in Fayetteville Female High School; licensed to preach 
by the Fayetteville Presbytery, 17 April, 1861, at Lumberton, N. C. ; 
commissioned chaplain of 53rd Regt., N. C. Troops. After the battle 
of Gettysburg, by permission of the Federal officers, he remained 
with the wounded within the northern lines for three months ; was ex- 
changed and rejoined his regiment, and remained with them till the 
close of the war. In 1870 went as a missionary to the Choctaw In- 
dians in the Ind. Ter. ; returned to North Carolina in 1877 in ill 
health. For the following three or four years he acted as a minister 
in tlie states of North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. In 
April, 1892, he leased Alexander College, Burkesville, Ky., for a 
term of years, and remained there till his death he following year. 

Children by second wife, Eloise. 

1693. i. M01.TON AvERV, b. 23 Oct., 1871, in Spencer Academy, I. T. 

1694. ii. Elizabeth, b. 30 Dec, 1872, in Spencer Academy, I. T. 

1695. iii. James Hooper, b. 30 Jan., 1875, in Magnolia Place, N. C. 

1696. iv. Susan, b. 10 Feb., 1878, in Magnolia Place, N. C. 

1697. V. Henry Elliott, b. 9 Dec, 1879, in Hawthorne, Burke Co., N. C. 

1698. vi. Clara, b. 16 Sept., 1881, in Swan Pond, Burke Co., N. C. 

1699. vii. WiLLOUGHBV Francis, b. 29 Aug., 1883, in Line Cr.. Burke Co., N. C. 

1700. viii. Roger Baldwin, b. 15 Dec, 1886, in Jonesboro, N. C. 

875. STEPHEN TAYLOR" {Elijah*^* and Olive {Taylor), 
Jabez,^''*' Ebcnezer,*'' Capt. Thomas,^ George''), b, 21 Aug., 1815, in 
Longmeadow, Mass. ; mar. Cynthia Terry, dau. of Boaz and Chloe 
Terry of Enfield, Conn., 12 Oct., 1842. She was b. 8 May, 1822, and 
d. 25 March, 1875. 

Child. 

1701. i. Albert Elijah, b. 26 May, 1846; d. 17 Dec, 1857. 

880. EDMUND" {Andrew ^"^"^ and Cynthia {Seymour), Capt. An- 
drew,'-'''-' Capt. Isaae,*^ Capt. Thomas,'' George^), b. 19 Aug., 1798, 



SIXTH GENERATION. 241 

in Stockbridge, Mass.; mar. Elizabeth Crawford, 31 May, 1821, in 
Youngstown, Ohio. He d. 26 Jan., 1834. 

Children. 

1702. i. Cynthia, b. 30 Jan., 1824. 

1703. ii. William, b. 16 Dec, 1826, in York, Livingston Co., N. Y. 

1704. iii. Ferris H., b. 4 Aug., 1827, in York, Livingston Co., N. Y. 

886. TIMOTHY BLISS," M. D. {Andrew "^^ and Cynthia {Sey- 
mour), Capt. Andrew,^^^ Capt. Isaac,^^ Capt. Thomas,^ George^), b. 
5 April, 1811, in Victor, Ontario Co., N. Y. ; mar. — May, 1842, Har- 
riet O'Brien (Scott), in Wing, now Swanton, Lucas Co., Ohio. She 
was b. 21 April, 1820, in Geauga Co., Ohio. She had been legally 
adopted when eight years old by Philo B. and Emilia Scott, of Fair- 
field, Huron Co., Ohio, but when married she preferred to use the 
name of her birth. She d. at the home of her son Frederick W., near 
Honor, Benzie Co., Mich., 9 March, 1898. He was a successful prac- 
ticing physician in the several places in which he lived. In 1848 he 
moved from Jackson Co., Mich., to Monteahu Co., where he was one 
of the first settlers in the town of Bloomer. In 1862 he rented his 
farm and moved to Palo, Ionia Co., Mich., and there remained till 
1866, when he returned to his farm for a year, and then went to Carson 
City, Mich., where he opened a drug store and, afterwards, one for 
general trade. Later he engaged in the saw-mill and lumbering busi- 
ness. He d. 29 June, 1896, in Homestead, Benzie Co., Mich. 

Children. 

1705. i. Celia Maria, b. 1843, in Lucas Co., Ohio. She d. at the age 

of S years. 

1706. ii. William Orlando, b. 1845, in Lucas Co., Ohio; d. in infancy. 

1707. iii. Cynthia Amelia, b. 1848; d. in infancy in Jackson Co., Mich. 

1708. iv. Cora Emma, b. 29 Sept., 1850, in Bloomer, Montcalm Co., Mich. 

She was a teacher in the public schools of Montcalm Co. ; mar. 

Charles E. Hill, 1877. Removed to St. Louis, Mich., where 

she d. 7 Jan., 1889. He was b. 10 Nov., 1854. Child: Edith, b. 
; d. in infancy. 

1709. v. Eva Eleanor, b. 12 March, 1852, in Bloomer, Mich.; mar. — July, 

1875, Martin V. B. Sherman, in Carson City, Mich. She d. in 

16 



242 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

Carson City, 26 June, 1889. Children: i. Orval F., b. 5 Sept., 
1878; d. 25 Sept., 1880. 2. Howard, b. 12 July, 1882. 

1710. vi. Isabella Adella, b. 10 Nov., 1854, in Bloomer, Mich.; mar. George 

Preston Stone, in Carson City, Mich., 27 Jan., 1874. He was b. 
18 Aug., 1847, in Wheatland, Monroe Co., N. Y. Studied his pro- 
fession of law in Lowell, Mich. ; commenced practice in Carson 
City, Mich., in 1872 ; removed to Lowell in 18S5 and soon there- 
after settled in Ithaca, Mich., his present residence (1900). In 1899 
he was unanimously elected Circuit Judge of the 29th Judicial Dis- 
trict, Mich. Children: i. Oliver Preston, b. 28 July, 1878, in Carson 
City, Mich. 2. Ashley Col ton, b. i Sept., 1880, in Carson City, 
Mich. ; mar. Majory Goodwin, , in Ithaca, Mich. 3. Fred- 
erick Bradley, b. 27 Feb., 1S82, in Carson City, Mich. 4. Stanley 
Sabin, b. 21 June, 1889, in Ithaca, Mich. 

1 711. vii. Frederick Willis, b. 22 May, i860, in Bloomer, Mich. Farmer and 

carpenter. Resides in Homestead, Mich. 

894. GEORGE « {George *^^ and Mary {Wells), Jolm,'^^ Lieut. 
Jo/in,^^ John,^ George '), b. 1790; mar. Pamelia Bates, in Dar- 
lington, Ontario, Canada, ; d. in Whitby. Ont. Can.. 1870. He 

was a blacksmith by trade. 

Child b. in Darlington, Ont. Can. 

1712. Cl.\rissa. b. ; mar. Thom.is Bartlett. 

895. JAMES" {George'''- and Mary {Wells), John,'^^ Lieut. 
John,^^ John,^ George^), h. 28 May, 1794; mar. Vianna Stevens, 23 
Dec, 1821. She Wris b. 28 Oct., 1804. He d. 25 Sept., 1859, in Dar- 
lington, Ontario, Can. 

Children all b. in Darlington. 

1 713. i. Mary. b. 7 Oct., 1822; mar. Francis Webster, 11 Oct., 1842; d. in 

Elkport. Iowa, 12 Aug., 1896. 

1714. ''■ Chester, b. i Oct., 1823; mar. Elizabeth Gerrow, i Jan., 1845. She 

was b. 12 Nov., 1825. 

1715. iii- Sylvester, b. 18 June, 1825; mar. Mary Westlake, 25 May, 1861. 

He d. 16 Jan., 1899. in Lamont, Iowa. 
1716. iv. Matilpa. b. 10 June, 1827; mar. William Pearce, 8 March, 1842, in 
Darlington. He was b. 15 July, 1813, in Darlington, and d. 8 
June, 1880. Children 1-5 h. in Darlington, 6-16 b. in Norwich, 



SIXTH GENERATION. 243 

Ont.: i. Margaret Ann, b. 2 June, 1844; mar. William Gair, 29 
Dec, 1864. He was b. 4 July, 1843, in Hamilton, Ont. Children: 
(a) Lillian, b. 29 Nov., 1866, in Springfield, Ont.; mar. Robert 
Graham, in Toronto, Ont, 5 Sept., 1894; d. in Montreal, 20 Aug., 
1895- (b) Julia, b. 25 April, 1868, in Springford, Ont.; mar. 
Harry Forester, in Arkona, Lambton, Ont., 13 March, 1886; d. 31 
May, 1886, in Arkona. (c) Philip Gillard, b. 20 June, 1869, in 
Toronto, Ont. ; mar. Elizabeth Bu'lingham, in Providence, R. I., 
3 March, 1897. (d) Emma, b. 29 Dec, 1871, in Springford, Ont.; 
d. II July, 1887, in Arkona, Ont. (e) Donald Pearce, b. 25 Jan., 
1873, ii Springford, Ont. (f) Colin Munro, b. 10 Sept., 1878, in 
Springford, Ont. (g) Irene, b. 17 March, 1880, in Springford, 
Ont. 2. John, b. 20 April, 1846; mar. Helen I. Cornwall, in Nor- 
wich, Ont., 17 Feb., 1867. She was b. 25 April, 1847. Children: 
(a) William M., b. 3 Sept., 1871, in Norwich, (b) Charles J., b. 
II April, 1873, in Norwich; mar. Ollie G. Herrick. (c) Annie M., 
b. 5 Dec, 1876. (d) Lome G., b. 27 April, 1880, in Dereham, 
Ont. (e) Clarence J., b. 15 Sept., 1882, in Dereham. 3. James 
Henry, b. 4 Oct., 1847; mar. Sarah A. Gillard, 27 Dec, 1871, in 
Mount Elgin, Ont, Can. She was b. 27 M:\y, 1849, in Norwich. 
Child: Albert J., b. 9 Nov., 1872. 4. Esther, b. 8 Oct, 1849; mar. 
Michael J. Cornwall, in Springford, Ont, 7 March, 1871. He 
was b. 19 June, 1849, in Norwich. Children all b. in Norwich: 
(a) Eava, b. 12 Feb., 1872; mar. William F. Gowdy, in Spring- 
ford, I Feb., 1893. He was b. in Burford, 16 Aug., 1868. Children 
all b. in Burford: (a i) Maud Mary, b. 28 Aug., 1894. (a 2) Clar- 
ence L., b. 17 Sept., 1895. (a 3) Lona M., b. 17 Nov., 1896. (b) 
Annie M., b. 3 Nov., 1874. (c) Clara, b. 30 Nov., 1878. (d) Isa- 
bella, b. 8 Sept., 1880. (e) George J., b. 9 Oct., 1883. (f) Myrtle 
I., b. 24 March, 1890. (g) Mable G., b. 25 June, 1892. (h) Roy 
M., b, 21 Oct, 1894. 5. Julia Ann, b. 27 June, 1851; mar. George 
V/. Gilbert, in Ingersal, 3 Jan., 1877. He was b. 4 June, 1855, in 
Norwich. Children: Edith and Elmer, twins, b. 7 Nov., 1879, in 
Norwich. 6. George Wells, b. 11 Nov., 1853; mar. Frances A. Rice, 
in Springford, 21 Oct, 1874. He was b. 15 May, 1854. Children: 

(a) William H., b. 16 July, 1875, in Norwich, (b) Hattie L. M., 
b. 5 May, 1877, in Essex. 7. William Franklin, b. i Oct, 1854; 
d. 29 Oct, i860. 8. Emma Colton, b. 16 Dec, 1855 ; d. 25 March, 
1871. 9. Louis Albert b. 18 Oct., 1857; mar. Emma Snell, in 
Dereham, 25 May, 1887. She was b. 4 May, 1861, in Norwich. 
Children all b. in Norwich: (a) Milton Amber, b. 29 Feb., 1888. 

(b) Ruby Marian, b. 24 June, 1890. (c) Frank Munroe, b. 24 
Dec, 1892. (d) Raymond, b 10 April, 1895. 10. Susan Ellen, b. 
5 March, 1859; mar. Henry Eggman, 24 Dec, 1884. He was b. 



244 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

21 Aug., 185 1, in Norwich. Children both b. in Norwich (a) Eddie 
W., b. 25 Sept., 1886; d. 20 Feb., 1896. (b) Harold N., b. 30 
July, 1890. II. Franklin, b. 30 Feb., 1861. 12. Vianna Matilda, b. 
27 Feb., 1863 ; mar. Felix M. Abraham, in Springford, 5 Nov., 
1890. He was b. 15 Jan., i860, in Norwich. Children: (a) Alma 
M., b. 29 July, 1894, in Chicago, 111. (b) Harry H., b. 22 Jan., 
1896, in Kansas City, Mo. 13. Eva Alb?rta, b. 21 July, 1864; 
mar. Elwood Jacobs, in Woodstock, Ont., Can., 28 July, 1886. He 

was b. in Norwich, 1863. Children all b. in Oxford, Ont., 

Can.: (a) Pear, b. 1888. (b) Bertha R., b. 1889 

(c) Lillian F., b. 1891. (d) Lloyd, b. 1893. 14. 

Martin William, b. 7 Oct., 1866. 15. Marshall, b. 3 Jan., 1870; 
mar. Jennie McCannel, in Chesley, Ont., Can., 23 Feb., 1898. 16. 
Lydia, b. i Oct., 1871 ; mar. Emerson Pritchard, in Woodstock, 14 
Feb., 1894. He was b. in Norwich. 16 Jan., 1872. 

1717. V. Nancv, b. 30 Jan., 1830; mar. William Crawford, 17 Nov., 1852. 

17x8. vi. Emma, b. 12 Aug., 1832; mar. 'osiah S. Lick, 3 Dec, 1857. He was 
b. 17 Sept., 1825, in Fulton Co., N. Y. Children all b. in Darling- 
ton, Ont., Can.: I. Martha, b. 21 Oct., 1859; d. 23 June, 1863. 2. 
William James, b. 19 Dec. i860; mar. Mary Jane Lander, 19 
March, 1891, in Darlington. Children: (a) Beatrice Zeviah, b. — 
April, 1892. (b) Cecil Havelock. b. 6 Oct., 1895. 3. Mary Ann, 
b. 8 April, 1862; mar. William RatclifTe. 19 March, 1886. Chil- 
dren: (a) John Gordon, b. 29 May, 1887. (b) Robert Ray, b. 27 
Feb., 1889. 4. Ida Vianna, b. 16 Nov., 1863. 5. Emily Delilah, b. 
14 Oct., 1865; mar. John Johnson Thompson. — Oct., 1896, in 
Bombay, India. Child: John Alexander Seller, b. — Oct., 1897, 
in Denver. Col. 6. Martyn Luther, b. 31 May, 1871 ; mar. Mary 
Elizabeth Hoar. 11 March. 1895. Child: Louella Gertrude, b. — 
Dec, 1896. 

1719. vii. George W., b. 24 Feb.. 1834; d. 7 July, 1855. 

1720. viii. Infant daughter, b. 25 March, 1842; d. 

1721. ix. Fanny Bond, b. 6 March. 1843; mar. John Elford. 22 Oct., 1863. 

Now lives in Dakota. 

903. JOHN " {John '" ami Hannah {Ponu-roy). John.'"'' Lieut. 
Johti,^^ John,'' George'^), b. 23 Aug., 1797, in West Fairlee, Vermont; 
mar. Phebe Money, 2 March, 1818; d. in Irasburg, Vt., 7 Nov., 1873. 

Children. 

1722. i. Ethan, b. 2b Oct., 1821 ; he was a soldier in the Mexican war, and d. 

in Mexico while in the service of the U. S., Aug., 1847. 



SIXTH GENERATION, 245 

IJ23. ii- Alfred Johnson, b. 15 Sept., 1825, in Irasburg, Vt.. ; mar. Jane A. 
Roby, 20 March, 1853. He d. in Irasburg, 25 July, 1885. 

1724. iii- Ebenezer Pomeroy, b. 11 Feb., 1828; mar. Almira Bailey, 2 March, 

1854. Lieut. -Governor of the State of Vermont, 1878. He d. 10 
Sept., 1895, in Irasburg. Farmer. 

1725. iv. John Davison, b. 18 Dec, 1836, in West Fairlee, Vt. ; mar. Agnes 

Hill, 22 Oct., 1861. 

1726. V- George W., M. D., b. 12 April, 1843, in Irasburg, Vt. ; mar. Alma 

Isdora Wardner, in Northfield, Vt, 8 Feb., 1872; d. 11 July, 
1881, in Woodstock, Vt. 



903. EBENEZER POMEROY « {John^^^ and Hannah {Pomeroy), 
John,''^^ John,^"" John,^ George^), b. 7 Aug., 1800; mar. Mehitable 
Rowell, 30 Dec, 1828. She was b. 17 May, 1807, and d. 25 July, 
1876. He went to California in 1850; returned in March, 1855 ; moved 
to Illinois, July, 1855, and in June, 1877, settled in Mt. Sterling, Ohio, 
where he d. 30 July, 1883. Farmer. An excellent man, upright in all 
his dealings, and respected by every one with whom he was associated. 

Children. 

1727. i. Ebenezer Ford, b. 14 Oct., 1829, in West Fairlee, Vt. ; went to Cali- 

fornia, Jan., 1853, and thence to Arizona, later removing to Los 
Angeles, Cal., where he d. 18 Oct., 1882 ; unmarried. 

1728. ii. Flavilla C., b. i April, 1832; mar. Newton T. Tenney, in West Fairlee, 

16 March, 1853. He d. 8 July, 1885. She mar., second, Abraham 
Alkire, 27 Jan., 1890. Resides in Mt. Sterling, Ohio. 

1729. iii. Sarah Ann P., b. 29 April, 1834; mar. Edwards. 

1730. iv. Mary Jane C, b. 26 July, 1839; mar. Mathias Corwin Osborn, son of 

Elder Mathias Osborn, of Brown Co., 111., 29 April, 1858. He was 
b. 12 Dec, 1834, in Lebanon, Ohio ; d. in Heflin, Ala., 5 June, 1890. 
Children: i. Mary Amelia, b. 7 Sept., 1859, in Brown Co., 111. 2. 
Ford Colton, b. 7 Feb., 1861, in Hancock Co., 111., d. 19 Feb., 1864. 
3. Pomeroy Corwin, b 24 May, 1862, in Brown Co., 111. ; d. 26 
Aug., 1862. 4. Albert Frederick, b. 12 June, 1876, in Mobile, Ala. 
5. Alberta, b. 24 March, 1878, in High Tower, Ala. ; mar. Thomas 
Carruth, \n Heflin, Ala., 25 Dec, 1895. 

905. GEORGE'' [Oliver*^'' and Esther {Davis), John,^^^ Lieut. 
John,^^ John,^ George^), b. 30 Oct.. 1797, in West Fairlee, Vt. ; mar. 
Clarissa Morey, . He d. 4 Oct., 1826. 



246 THE COLTON FAMILY. 

Children. 

1731. i. Harvey, b. u Dec, 1823; mar. Elizabeth Arnold, 6 Oct., 1853. She d. 

30 Dec, 1856. He mar., second, Sarah Y. Coburn, 15 June, 1859. 

1732. ii. LuciNDA, b. 8 Oct., 1825; mar. Lovell ; d. 28 Oct., 1852. 

906. WILLIAM « {Ashael *^'> and Sarah {Lancton), Solomon, '"'>'' 
Lieut. John,^^ John,'^ George'^), b. 25 Nov., 1789, in Longmeadow, 
Mass.; mar. Cynthia (or Orymthia) Chapin, of Springfield, Mass., 4 
Dec, 1817. He d. 6 Jan., 1831. She d. 22 April, 1855, in Chicopee, 
Mass. In early manhood he lost an arm, but it was said that he could 
saw and split more wood with the one that was left than any ordinary 
man could with two. He was a man with high natural gifts, was 
genial and much esteemed by all who knew him. For some years he 
was an employee of the Ames Paper Mill. 

Children. 

1733. i. Louisa Chapin, b. 3 Oct., 1818, in Longmeadow; d. in Chicopee, Mass., 
8 Feb., 1861. 
1^34. ii. Horatio, b. 25 May, 1820, in Longmeadow; mar. Julia Orlinda Par- 
sons, of Springfield, Mass.. 30 May, 1844. He d. 2; May, 1885. She 
d. 2 Aug., 1896. 
1735. iii. Cv.NTHiA Marcia, b. 8 June, 1825, in Springfield; mar. William Henry 
Gardner, in Hartford, Conn., — June, 1852. No children. 

907. SOLOMON B. " {Ashacl "» and Sarah {Lancton), Solomon,'"'''' 
Lieut. John,^^ John,'^ George"), b. 9 June, 1791, in Longmeadow, 
Mass.; mar. Annie Martin, of Charlotte, Vt., 3 Dec, 1819. He was a 
tanner and currier bv trade; located at different periods in Middletown, 
Ferrisburg and Charlotte, Vt., Fort Ann, N. Y., and St. Johns, Canada. 
He d. in Fort Ann, Washington Co., N. Y., 27 Feb., 1832. She mar., 
second, Eli Skinner, of Bolton, Conn., and settled in Fort Ann. She 
d. 23 Nov., 1882, at the home of her step-son, Sylvester Skinner, in 
Fort Ann. 

Children. 

1736. i. Sarah Ann, b. 20 Dec, 1818, in Charlotte. Chittenden Co., Vt. ; mar. 
Sylvester Skinner, son of Eli Skinner, in Fort Ann. N. Y., 20 Aug., 



SIXTH GENERATION. 247 

1845. She d. 25 Sept., 1893, at the home of her dau. Mrs. Lillian 
Lamb, in Prairie Home, Neb. Sold their farm in 1894, and moved 
to La Porte, Texas. Children: i. Charles Henry, b. — Oct., 1847; 
mar. Ida E Sinclair, of Poultney, Vt., — Jan., 1869. He d. — 
April, 1873. She d. — Sept., 1890. 2. Calvin Colton, b. — 1850; 
d. — 1859. 3. Frances Lillian, b. 16 Oct., 1854; mar. Oscar S. 
Lamb, of Fort Ann, — March, 1872. Child: Millie Eva, mar. John 
Ira Bratton. 

1737. ii. Calvin Henman, b. 15 Dec, 1823, in St. John's, Quebec, Can. ; mar. 

Laura M. Watkins, of Poultney, Vt., 15 Oct., 1845. He d. in Fair 
Haven, Vt., 7 Feb., 1885. 

1738. iii- David Baldwin, b. 4 Oct., 1826 ; mar. Helen M. Adams, dau. of Joseph 

Adams, of Fair Haven, Vt., 16 Aug., 1852; d. 10 Feb., 1879. 

1739. iv. Jerusha Ann, b. 3 Oct., 1829, in Middletown, Vt. ; d. young. 

913. JONATHAN BURT'' {Martin ^^^ and Beula {Burt), Lieut. 
Festus,'^^^ Capt. Simon,^^ John,^ George^), b. 18 Aug., 1804, in Long- 
meadow, Mass. ; mar. Mary Phelps, dau. of Eli Phelps, in West Wind- 
sor, Conn., 31 March, 1831. He d. 12 July, 1871, in East Windsor, 
Conn. Fanner. 

Children all b. in Warehouse Point, Conn. 

1740. i. Caroline Phelps, b. 2 Oct., 1833; mar. Samuel Irving Bartlett, 10 

Dec, i860, in Warehouse Point, Conn. She d. there 10 July, 1876. 
He was son of Samuel William and Elizabeth (Noble) Bartlett, b. 
23 Sept., 183 1, in East Windsor, Conn. Children: i. Theresa Col- 
ton, b. 30 June, 1862, in Scantic, East Windsor, Conn. 2. Mabel 
Cornelia, b. 29 Dec, 1865, in Scantic. 3. Caroline Elizabeth, b. 29 
July, 1867, in Scantic. 4. Lucy Marietta, b. 24 Nov., 1870, in South 
Coventry, Conn. 

1745. ii. Newton Merrill, b. i Sept., 1837; d. 11 July, 1838. 

1742. iii. Bethuel Phelps, b. 21 Sept., 1839; d. 31 Aug., 1868. 
1743. iv. James Burt, b. 2 Aug., 1841 ; mar. Adelaide Prior, 15 Dec, 1863, in 
Warehouse- Point, Conn. He d. 3 Aug., 1892. She d. 22 March, 
1895. 

1744. v. George Newton, b. i Aug., 1844; mar. Ellen Hazard, 9 Oct., 1864, in 

Warehouse Point; d. 28 April, 1867. 

1745. vi. Frederick Augustus, b. 11 Feb., 1852; d. 3 Feb., 1873. 

918. HIRAM" {Simon ^^^ and Charlotte {Merrick), George,'''''' 
Capt. Simon,^^ John,^ George'^), b. 21 Aug., 1799, in Monson, Mass.; 



248 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

mar. Amanda Way, 27 Dec, 1827, in Auburn, Geauga Co., Ohio. Re- 
sided in Newburg, Geauga Co., O. ; was a contractor. Built the Aque- 
duct at Economy, Penn., and other extensive public works. He d. 22 
Feb., 1831, in Frederick City, Md. She d. in Auburn, O., 14 Jan., 
1892. 

Child. 

1746. George Washington, b. 4 July, 1829, in Auburn, Ohio; mar. Susan Emily 
Weeks, 14 June, 1854. She d. in the burning of the steamer Sea- 
wanaka, — July, 1880. 

919. JOSE MERRICK*' {Simon*^* and Charlotte (Merrick), 
George'''''' Capt. Simon,''^ John,'' George^), b. 10 Nov., 1800, in Mon- 
son, Mass.; mar. Arondine Colton (see No. 1524), dan. of Ezra and 
Matilda (Snow) Colton, of Pittsfield, Mass., 10 April, 1828. She was 

b. 1808. and d. 19 Nov., 1841, in Waterville, N. Y. He mar., 

second, Lucretia P. Waite. 14 May, 1843. He d. 2 April. 1877, in 
Springfield, Mass. 

Children by first unfe, Arondine. 

1747. i- Washington Erskine, b. 4 March, 1829, in .Monson, Mass.; mar. 

Eliza F. Brickey, 4 July. 1854. She d. 1862, and he mar., 

second, Susan E. English, 20 Nov., 1865. 

1748. ii- Edwin Ruthven, b. 7 Aug., 1830, in Monson; mar. Maria L. Parker, 

of Springfield, Mass.. 23 Dec, 1857. She d. 30 March, 1863, and 
he mar., second, Annette Hyde, in Stafford, Conn., — Nov., 1864. 

1749. iii. Lucy Arondine, b. 3 Jan.. 1832, ii Monson; mar. H. B. Case, of 

Bloomfield, Conn., 1849. She d. 8 Aug.. 1850. Child: Sey- 
mour, b. 8 Aug., 1850. 

1750. iv. EfGEN De Los. b. 25 Dec, 1834. in Springfield. Mass.; d. 23 Oct, 

1836. 

1751. V. Anjeane Halina. b. 8 Aug., 1837, in Springfield; d. 19 Jan., 1838. 

1752. vi. Coralyn Alexina. b. 15 Nov., 1839. in Waterville, N. Y. ; mar. Geo. 

E. Frink, in Springfield, Mass., 24 Oct., 1866. 

Children by second tvife, Lucretia P., all b. in Springfield, Mass. 

1753. vii. Anjean Halina, b. 21 Feb.. 1844; d. 20 Nov., 1845. 

1754. viii. Mary Eli/.abeth, b. 24 May, 1845; d. 10 Sept., 1846. 

1755. ix. Estella Maria, b. i? May, 1848; d. 18 Feb., 1869. 



SIXTH GENERATION. 249 

1756. X. Ellen Frances, b. 28 July, 1850. 

1757- xi. Malwyn Merkick, b. 30 Aug., 1852; d. 12 April, 1866. 

934. JOHN ADAMS « {Simon*^^ and Charlotte {Merrick), 
George,^'''' Capt. Simo?i,^^ John,^ George^), b. 25 Aug., 1810, in Mon- 
son, Mass. ; mar. Ruth Ann Ely, dau. of Samuel and Rebecca Ely, in 
Wappinger Falls, N. Y., 11 Oct., 1837. He d. in Fulton, N. Y., 2 
Dec, 1885, at the residence of his son, Charles A., from paralysis. 
She d. in Salt Point, N. Y., 11 July, 1882. He was foreman in the 
Novelty Iron Works in New York City for a number of years, under 
the proprietorship of Stillman, Allen & Co., and when the Collins Line 
of steamships were built he was superintendent of the engine con- 
struction. He embarked in business on his own account in 1861, as 
an engineer and machinist, and so continued until reverses in fortime 
compelled him to relinquish it. 

Children b. in New York City. 

1758. i. Frances Augusta, b. 11 Dec, 1839; mar. Horatio A. Allen, of Deposit, 

N. Y., 12 March, 1862. She d. 17 Nov., 1897, in Fulton, N. Y. 
Children: i. Arthur Colton, b. 18 Aug., 1865; d. 17 Jan., 1871. 2. 
Horatio Putnam, b. 28 Nov., 1867. mar. Nina Warden, of Salem, 
Va. 

1759. ii. Charles Adams, E. M., b. 29 March, 1852 ; mar. Grace D. Dyer, dau. 

of B. J. Dyer, in Fulton, N. Y., 8 June, 1881. Divorced her 14 
May, 1896; mar., second, 29 June, 1901, to Augusta H. M. Beyer, 
dau. of Louis F. H. and Katrina Beyer, at Newark, N. J. In 1900 
Professor Colton purchased the homestead of his maternal great- 
grandfather. Dr. William Ely, at Pleasant Valley, Dutchess County, 
N. Y., where he spends his summer vacation. Graduated from the 
School of Mines, Columbia College, N. Y. City, June, 1873, as a 
Mining Engineer ; was immediately appointed assistant in miner- 
alogy in the school, which position he resigned in June, 1882, to 
organize a department of chemistry in the Ross Polytechnic Institute, 
Terre Haute, Indiana. He left this to organize the Newark Tech 
nical School, Newark, N. J., of which institution he is still the 
director — 191 1. 

1760. iii. Louis Addison, b. 26 April, 1858; d. 24 Nov., 1859. 

1761. iv. Harry Anson, b. i March, 1864; d. 15 Aug., 1864. 



250 THE COLTON FAMILY. 

935. EDWARD TURNER*' {Simon ^^"^ am/ Charlotte {Merrick), 
George'"'' Capt. Simoti,^^ John,^ George"-), b. 21 June, 1812, in Mon- 
son, Mass.; mar. Mary Miller, of Prescott, Mass., 3 Nov., 1836. She 
d. 26 April, 1851. He mar., second, Mrs. Mary Thome Adams, 1 
Aug., 1852. They were legally separated in 1866. During the Civil 
War she was a nurse in the Union Army, and at its close she entered 
the service of the Freedman's Bureau as a teacher among the negroes. 
In 1867 she was located in Montgomery, Ala., and about that time 
came north and was appointed matron of the Soldiers' Orphans' Home 
in Davenport, Iowa. Later she was a teacher in the negro school in 
Canton, Mo. She d 1 Dec, 1873, in Independence, Van Buren Co., 
Iowa. He mar., third, Marinda E. Bursell, 8 Aug., 1869. At the age 
of seventeen he was apprenticed to a master carpenter and contractor in 
Monson, Mass. After completing his term of service he was overseer 
in a cotton factory. In 1837 he went to Illinois, where unfortunate 
confidences cost him all his previous savings and property. After the 
death of his wife in 1851, he moved to northeastern Missouri, where he 
erected a flour mill on the Des Moines River, and after running it for 
several years, he removed, in 1863, to Denver, Colorado, where he again 
started in the milling business. At one time he was a general con- 
tractor, and built the government road through Ute Pass. He d. in 
Colorado Springs, Colo., 24 Dec, 1880. He was a consciencious, well- 
disposed, hard-working man, but too confiding in his dealings with 
others to attain worldly success in his business relations. 

Children by his first ivife, Mary M. 

1762. i. Sarah M., b. 17 March, 1840; d. 21 March, 1844. 

1763. ii. Ore.n, b. 10 June, 1844; d. 15 July, 1844. 

1764. iii. Alfred Kirk, b. 24 March, 1845; 'l- '2 March, 1849. 

1765. iv. Eugene T., b. 21 April, i8.;o: d. 6 Sept., 1858. 

Children by his second wife, Mary A.,, all b. in Athens, Mo. 

1766. V. Maggie E., b. i June, 1853; d. 20 March, 1858. 

1767. vi. Eddie, b. 27 Sept., 1855; d. 26 March, 1857. 

1768. vii. Edward W., b. 11 Feb., 1858; d. 27 April, 1858. 
1769. viii. Albin Bradford, b. 24 March, 1859, in Athens, Mo. 



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Children by third wife, Marinda E. 

1770. ix. Unnamed, b. and d. 18 Oct., 1870. 

1 771. X. Charles E., b. 18 June, 1872; d. 

1772. xi. Freddie S., b. 20 Nov., 1873; d. 16 May, 1879. 

1773. xii. Earl T., b. 3 Jan., 1877; d. 



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930. JONATHAN « {David ^'•^ and Tamison {Merrick), George, 
Capt. Simon,^'' John,^ George^), b. 12 Sept., 1806, in Monson, Mass.; 
mar. Marie Elise J'ernac, 2 May, 1850, in Natchitoches, La. She was 
b. 20 Feb., 1836, in Natchitoches. He was a machinist by trade; was 
m the dry-goods business in Tuscaloosa, Ala., then for two years in 
San Augustine, Texas, and afterwards in Natchitoches, La., where he 
d. 11 Aug., 1867. She mar., second, John A. Clemens, of Natchitoches, 
28 Feb., 1870. 

Children all b. in Natchitoches, La. 

1774. i. James Knox, b. 20 May, 1851 ; mar. Mary Anna Ocon, 27 Nov., 
187s. 
1775. ii. Lawrence Earl, b. 11 Oct., 1854; unmarried. 
1776. iii- Henry Elmer, b. 16 July, 1856; mar. Sarah Hubley, 22 Dec, 1886. 

1777. iv. Mary Eliza, b. 18 Dec, 1858; d. i Nov., 1862. 

1778. V. Minna Jacquelina, b. 20 Feb., 1861 ; mar. Charles I. Ware, in 

Natchitoches, 15 Dec, 1883. She d. 14 June, 1897. Children all 
b. in Natchitoches: I. Augusta Blandin, b. i Oct., 1884. 2. Zephyr 
Ethel, b. 23 Nov., 1886. 3. Charles Thurman, b. 13 Aug., 1888. 4. 
Colton Earl, b. 23 Oct., 1890. 5. Francis Vernon, b. 27 Feb., 1893. 

1779. vi. Marian Eoline, b. 22 Sept., 1863; mar. Henry P. Barstow, in Natchi- 

toches, 16 Aug., 1888. He was b. in Natchitoches, 17 March, 1856. 
Children all b. in Natchitoches: i Henry P., b. 10 Jan., 1892. 2. 
Elzy Levater, b. 11 Jan., 1894. 3- Gettie May, b. 7 May, 1896. 

931. JAMES SULLIVAN « {David ^''^ and Tamison {Merrick), 
George,'''''' Capt. Simon,''^ John,^ George^), b. 14 Oct., 1808, in Mon- 
son, Mass. ; mar. Mary Ann Hayward, in Monson, 6 Sept., 1848. She 
was b. 22 Oct., 1814, in Bridgewater, Mass. He d. 2 Nov.. 1861, in 
Essex, Illinois. 

Children all b. in Monson, Mass. 

1780. i. Unnamed daughter, b. and d. 18 July, 1849. 



252 THE COLT 01^ FAMILY. 

1781. ii- James Francis, b. 4 Nov., 1850; grad. Conn. Lit'y Inst., Suffield, 
Conn., 1870; mar. Harriet Elizabetli Hyde, of Ogdensburg, N. J. 
1782. iii. Edward Willis, b. 25 Jan., 1854; mar. Jennie Douglas, of Green- 
ville. 18 Nov., 1878. 



933. EARL DANA« {David ^^^ and Tamison {Merrick), George,^"" 
Capt. Simon,^^ John,^ Ge<srge'^), b. 2 May, 1813, in Monson, Mass.; 
mar. Susan Minerva Barbour, 3 May, 1843, in Canton, Conn. She 
was b. 25 Nov., 1820, in Canton, and d. 26 Oct., 1865, in Collinsville, 
Conn. For sixty years he was a trusted employee of the Collinsville 
Manufacturing Co., for the latter half of the time as machinist. He 
was a man of decided opinions, true to his ideal of good citizenship. 
Always cheerful and truthful, he was full of sympathy for the help- 
less and wronged, and a dear friend of little children. He was fond 
of music and the best in literature, and especially of the Divine Word. 
His genial and unselfish life of service to others speaks of true spiritual 
relations, and leaves an example helpful to all who knew him. He 
served for a time on the town school committee, and was for years a 
director of the local Savings Bank. 

Children. 

1783. i. Jennie Lavinia, b. 5 Jan., 1847. Teacher in Collinsville, Conn. 

1784. ii. Juan Alberto, b. 8 Oct., 1850; mar. Angie Blackwell Ripley, 29 Oct., 

1879, in Avon, Conn. She was b. in Avon, 21 Feb., 1858. Was a 
druggist in Naugatuck, Conn.; d. 9 Jan., 1881, in Collinsville, Conn. 

1785. iii. Frances Susan, b. 20 Dec, 1852; mar. Emery Waldron Fancher, 18 

Dec, 1879. Ife was b. 24 Sept., 1846, in East Granby, Conn. She 
d. in Canton, Conn., 21 April, 1896. Children both b. in Canton, 
Conn.: I. Georgia Colton, b. — Nov., 1878. 2. Emery Juan, b. 24 
Oct., 1880. 

1786. iv. Flora Melvina, b. 11 June, 1855; mar. Charles Amos Hart, 4 Oct., 

1876. She d. 21 April, 1896. He was b. 16 June, 1855. in West 
Farmington, Ohio. Children: i. Susan Colton, b. 2 June, 1878, in 
Collinsville, Conn.; d. 6 April, 1883. 2. Earl Colton. b. 20 July, 
1886. 

1787. V. Ellsworth Earl, M. D., b. 28 July. 1858. He graduated from Col- 

linsville High School and in May, 1882, from the College of Physi- 
cians and Surgeons, N. Y. City. Was a practicing physician in 
Yonkers, N. V.. for thirteen years, visiting physician St. Joseph's 



SIXTH GENERATION. 253 

Hospital, Yonkers, assistant physician in throat department N. Y. 
Eye and Ear Infirmary, N. Y. City, and an honored member of the 
Westchester County and other Medical Societies. He d. at the home 
of his sister Jennie L., in Collinsville, Conn., 25 Jan., 1900. 

936. ALONZO "^ {David ^'^'^ and Tamison {Merrick), George,'''''' 
Capt. Simon,^^ J ohn,^ George^), b. 10 Sept., 1819, in Monson, Mass.; 
mar. Anna Maria Shaw, of Monson, 11 Dec, 1845. He served in the 
northern army in the late war; d. 7 Oct., 1862. 

Child. 

1788. Caerie, b. 6 May, 1848; d. 20 Feb., 1861. 

937. ELMERS {David ^"^ and Tamison {Merrick), George,'''''' Capt. 
Simon,^^ John,^ George'^), b. 12 March, 1823, in Monson, Mass.; mar. 
Eliza Bliss, of Wilbraham, Mass., 4 Oct., 1849. Farmer. Lives in 

Monson, Mass. 

Child. 

1789. William Leroy, b. 6 June, 1850. 

938. LAWRENCE « {David ^^'^ and Tamison {Merrick), George,^"" 
Capt. Sinion,^^ John,^ George'^), b. 3 July, 1825, in Monson, Mass.; 
mar. Ellen A. Bailey, 27 Nov., 1851, in Canton, Conn. She was b. in 
Canton, 12 Aug., 1830. He d. 6 Nov., 1889. For many years he was 
an inspector in the finishing department of the Collins Mfg. Co. Un- 
ostentatious in mannei and conscientious in the performance of every 
duty, he was highly esteemed and respected by all who knew him. 

Children all b. in Collinsville, Conn. 

1790. i. Florence Ellen, b. 16 Feb., 1853; d. 12 Dec, 1874. 

1791. ii. Clifford Lawrence, b. 28 June. 1862; d. 7 Sept., 1889. He graduated 

from Yale College in 1884 as a Civil Engineer, and the following 
spring went to Cheyenne, Wy., in the employ of the Union Pacific 
R. R. He was engaged in R. R. construction in various points in 
the West. 



254 THE COLTON FAMILY. 

1792. iii. George David, b. 16 Jan., 1865; d. i Jan., 1897. He graduated from 
Yale College in 1888 as Civil Ergineer. He devoted himself to 
mechanical engineering — designing and draughting — and built sev- 
eral machines which have worked very successfully. He also pre- 
pared for publication an elaborate index on works and topics in 
Hydraulic Engineering. 

1793- iv. Caroline Electa, b. 24 Dec, 1866. Teacher in Norwalk, Conn. 

939. CHAUNCEY SILL « {Justin *^^ and Abigail (Sill), Capt. 
Gad,-""^ Capt. Simon,^"" John,^ George^), b. 21 Sept., 1800, in Spring- 
field, Luzerne Co., Penn. ; mar. Emily Hamilton McLanathan, 5 Jan., 
1826, in Sangerville, Maine. She was b. in Hubbardston, Mass., 19 
May, 1807, and d. in Galesburg, 111., 23 Jmie, 1885. He d. 27 July, 
1885, of paralysis, in Galesburg. When a child, removed with his 
father to Monson, Mass. In 1820 went with a colony to Monson, 
Maine, and from thence, in 1836, emigrated to Galesburg. 111., which 
was thereafter his home. He was the originator of the Chicago, Bur- 
lington and Quincy R. R.. and secured its charter from the State Legis- 
lature, and for twenty years was a member of its Board of Directors; 
was connected with the First National Bank of Galesburg and with the 
Farmers and Mechanics Bank of same place, of which last he was the 
first president. For thirty years he was a member of the Executive 
Committee of Knox College, and in many other ways he was identified 
with the developme'it of Galesburg and its vicinity. 

Children. 

1794. i. Harriet Sophia, b. 13 Nov., 1826, in Monson, Maine; mar. Colonel 
James Henry Noteware, in Galesburg, 111., 21 April, 1846. He was 
b. in Great Barrington, Mass., 10 March, 1817, and d. 4 Sept., 1877, 
in Cedar Hills, Neb. She d. in Chicago, 111., 16 July, 1887. Chil- 
dren: I. Albert Colton, b. 19 March, 1848, in Galesburg; mar. R. 
Eugenie Edwards, in Galesburg, — Jan., 1877. She d. 21 March, 
1888, near Minneapolis, Minn. He d. 12 Jan., 1882, near Terre 
Haute, Ind. Child: Philip Joseph, b. 12 Feb., 1878, in Galesburg, 
111. 2. Paul, b. 26 Oct., 1853, in Galesburg; d. 7 Feb., 1856. 3. 
Maud Colton, b. 27 June, 1857, in Chicago, 111.; mar. Charles 
William Harrison, in Boston, Mass., 24 Oct., 1889. He was b. in 
Omaha, Neb., 9 Oct., 1859. Children: (a) Charles William, b. I3 
Aug., 1890. (b) Raphael Noteware, b. 8 Nov., 1892. (c) Marian, 
b. II Aug., 1897. 



SIXTH GENERATION. 255 

1795. ii. Sarah Maria, b. 27 Aug., 1828, in Monson, Maine; d. 13 May, 1911, 
Galesburg, III. 

1796. iii- John Burt, b. 11 Aug., 1831, in Monson, Maine; mar. Elizabeth Mc- 

Clure, 30 March, 1857, in Chicago, 111. She d. in Galesburg, 111., 
19 Jan., 1861. He mar., second, Mary A. Thomas, in Galesburg, 
I Dec, 1868. 

1797. iv. Francis, b. 22 May, 1834, in Monson, Maine; mar. Frances A. Garey, 

26 June, 1857, in Galesburg. She d. 21 March, 1869, in Paris, 
France. He mar., second, Annie C. S. Snively, in Brooklyn, N. Y., 
19 Jan., 1875. 
1798. V. Albion K., b. 22 June, 1840, in Galesburg; d. 8 Feb., 1843. 

940. ISAAC WATTS « {Justin *=« and Abigail {Sill), Capt. Gad,'''''' 
Capt. Simon,^^ John,^ George'^), b. 22 Nov., 1801, in Springfield, Lu- 
zerne Co., Penn. ; mar. Abigail Reu Douty, 11 June, 1830, in Sanger- 
ville, Maine. She d. in New York City, 30 Nov., 1892. He taught 
school in Maryland for four years; after his marriage he became a 
merchant in Monson, Maine; in 1837 went to Galesburg, Knox Co., 
111., where for a time he was a farmer. In 1861 he joined his son. Gen. 
D. D. Colton, in San Francisco, Cal., and remained there five years; 
then made New York City his home, and lived there till his death, 18 
Nov., 1875. 

Children. 

1799. i. David Douty, Gen'l, b. 17 July, 1831, in Monson, Maine; mar. Ellen 
M. White, dau. of Dr. Chauncey and Maria S. (Bronson) White, of 
Galesburg, 111., i March, 1854. She was b. in Syracuse, N. Y. He 
d. in San Francisco, Cal., 9 Oct., 1878. 

1800. ii. Angeia Sill, b. 23 April, 1834, ^^ Monson, Maine; d. 30 Aug., 1841, 

in Galesburg. 

1801. iii. Martha A. W., b. 30 Jan., 1844, in Galesburg; d. in N. Y. City, 3 

Nov., 1892. Her mother had been stricken with apoplexy and for 
two years and more she attended her devotedly. A nurse and com- 
panion had been found in Miss Mann, who came and lived with 
her and shared in attentions to the mother. About three days before 
her death. Miss Colton was attacked with pneumonia, and on her 
death bed she willed her private fortune of $25,000 to Miss Mann, 
conditioned only on her giving her continued personal, faithful ser- 
vice to her mother till her death. This occurred within that month. 



256 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 



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942. GAD DUDLEY « {Justin *^^ and Abigail [Sill), Capt. Gad, 
Capt. Simon,'''' John,'' George^), b. 10 Jan., 1816, in Monson, Mass.; 
mar. Almeda Adaline Allen, 24 Jan., 1844. She was b. in Cato, N. Y., 
13 April, 1825, and d. 11 Jan., 1854. He mar., second, Susan Allen 
Jones, 10 Oct., 1854, in Galesburg, 111. She was b. in Amherst, Mass., 
13 Sept., 1825, and d. in Galesburg, 25 May, 1863. He mar., third. 
Lydia G. Hart, 23 Sept., 1864, in Middletown. Conn. She was b. 3 
April, 1832, in Guilford, Conn., and d. 27 Aug., 1868, in Galesburg. 
Me mar., fourth, Mrs. Sophia B. Robinson, 15 Jan.. 1872, in Gales- 
burg. She was b. 10 Feb., 1819, in South Hadley, Mass. He went 
with his father from Monson. Mass., to Monson, Maine, and from 
there in 1837 to Galesburg, 111., where he d. 6 June. 1888. 

Children by first wife, Ahneiia A., ail b. in Galesburg, III. 

i8o2. i. BiRNEY Ai.i.EN. b. lo Nov.. 1S44; d 5 -May, 1848. 

1803. ii. Caroline Sopiiro.ma. b. 30 Aug., 1846; mar. George L. Jones, 13 

Dec. 1865. in .Alton, 111.; d. .;o June. 1871. in Galesburg. 111. 

Child: Lulu, b. 13 Nov., 1868. in (ialesburg. 111. 
1804. »»• Granvili-E Sharpe, b. 5 July. 1848: mar. Martha Ixiuise Henedict. 

II Sept., 1873; <\. II April, 1882. She was b. 12 Dec. 1840. and 

d. 26 Oct.. 1884. 
1805. iv. Margaret Pkiok, 1. c lun.-, iS;o: ,!. 2 Oct.. i8!;i. 

Children by second rvife, Susan A. 

1806. V. OcTAVits Jo.NKS. b. 20 Nov., 1858; mar. Alice Lyon, dau. of Edward 

.Manson and Julia Helen (Blandin) Lyon, 8 July. l87q. 

1807. VI. AuTiiiR Dudley, b. 26 Aug.. 1857; mar. .\lice Grant llosmer, dau. 

of James R. and Julia H. (Hoyle) llosmer, in Watertown. S. Dak.. 
10 Oct., 1880. 

1808. vii. Eugene Howakh. b. 11 Jan.. iS.sq; d. y> .March, 1863. 

1809. viii. Walter Erwin, b. q Oct.. i860. 

1810. ix. Sumner Billings, b. 18 July. 1.S62; d. 4 March. 1863. 

Child by third wife, Lydia G. 
i8m. X. M.\RV C.\THARINE, b. 21 Aug.. 1868; d. 28 Sept.. 1868. 

945. CHAUNCEY" [Stoddard*^' and Ann {McConnell). Capt. 
Gail,-''^ Capt. Simon."'' John," George'), h. 17 Feb.. 1804; mar. Ase- 
nath Webster, 25 April, 1838. in Warren. Herkimer Co.. N. Y. She 




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SIXTH GENERATION. 257 

was b. 6 Feb., 1815, in Herkimer, Herkimer Co., N. Y., and d. 1 Feb., 
1895, in Cleveland, Ohio. He d. 10 Aug., 1853, in Warren, N. Y. 
Farmer. 

Children. 

i8i2. i. Martha Webster, b. 4 May, 1840, in Columbia, Herkimer Co., N. Y. ; 
mar. David Moyer, 7 Oct., 1862, in Hammond, N. Y. Children all 
b. in Hammond: i. Charles Elsworth, b. 21 Sept., 1863. 2. Frank 
Colton, b. 17 Oct., 1868; mar. Louisa M. Allen, in Salix, Iowa, il 
Oct., 1893. Children: (a) Henry Allen, b. 27 Oct., 1894, in Rochester, 
N. Y. (b) Helen Mabel, b. 14 Feb., 1896, in Rochester, N. Y. ; d. 
8 Sept., 1896, in Hammond, N. Y. 3. Mabel Webster, b. 20 Oct., 
1871 ; mar. A. Ray McKirahan, 6 Jan., 1898, in Cleveland, Ohio. 
1813. ii- Arthur Loomis, b. 27 Jan., 1849, in Warren, Herkimer Co., N. Y. ; 
mar. Jane Josephine LaiTerty, 18 Oct., 1898, in Cleveland, Ohio. 

955. SABIN WOOLWORTH" {Sabin*"' and Rhoda (Boardman), 
Maj. Luther,-'''' Capt. Simon,^^ John,'' George^), b. 20 Feb., 1813, in 
Longmeadow, Mass. ; mar. Susannah Beaumont, dau. of Capt. William 
and Euphemia McCall Beaumont, of New York City, 4 Aug., 1835. 
She was b. 25 Dec, 1812. With his father he removed from Long- 
meadow, Mass., to Philadelphia, Penna., about the year 1825. When 
about seventeen years of age, having in view the gospel ministry, he 
went to an academy in Elizabeth, New Jersey, where he pursued studies 
to that end until failing health obliged him to abandon that aim, and 
he returned to Philadelphia. Of an inventive turn of mind, he, with 
his father, invented and patented several valuable bank locks, for 
which a gold medal was awarded him by the Franklin Institute. Later 
he was engaged in the insurance business. With the exception of 
about three years spent in Montgomery Co., Penn., his business life 
was spent in Philadelphia, where he established an enviable reputa- 
tion for integrity and uprightness. His church life was in connection 
with the Clinton Street and Calvary Presbyterian churches in Philadel- 
phia. His wife was the daughter of Capt. William Beavmiont, of 
Dumfrieshire, Scotland, and Euphemia McCall, of Inverara, Argyle- 
shire, Scotland. Capt. Beaumont was son of Francis Beaumont and 
Julia Melville his wife; and Euphemia McCall was daughter of Don- 
ald McCall and Christine Sinclair. 
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258 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

Children all b. in Philadelphia, Penn. 

1814. i. Delia Louise, b. 14 Nov., 1836; mar. Daniel L. Hazard, of Newport, 

R. 1., 20 May, 1869. She d. 5 July, 1907. He d. 9 May, 1911. 
Children: I. Emily Beaumont, b. 20 Oct., 1870; mar. Col. Arden 
L. Bayley, of the British Army (at Newport, R. I., 3 Oct., 1901). 
Resides at Axminster, Devon, England. 2. Peyton Randolph, b. 
13 April, 1873. 

1815. ii. Matthias Baldwin, b. 7 May, 1839. Unmarried. Served in Civil 

War, Aug. 9, 1862, to the end of the War, in 15th Pennsylvania 
Cavalry, under Col. Wm. J. Palmer, principally in the Southwest 
Battles : Antietam, Stone River, Chickamauga and Chattanooga, and 
various raids. Served as Civil Engineer on R. R. : Missouri, Colo- 
rado, Texas, etc. Now retired, living in Philadelphia. 

1816. iii- William Francis, Captain, b. 19 Oct., 1841 ; mar. Izora LaVega 
Van Horn, dau. of Walter J. and Sarah W. Van Horn, of Louis- 
iana, Mo.. 24 Feb.. 1873. She d. 31 July, 1899, in Salt Lake 
City, Utah. 
1817. iv. Julia Anna. b. 13 April, 1844; mar. Dr. Harrison Allen, of Phila- 
delphia. Penn., 29 Dec, 1869. He was b. 17 April. 1841, in Phila- 
delphia, and d. there 14 Nov.. 1897. Children: I. Harrison, b. 26 
Feb., 1875, in Philadelphia, and d. there 30 March, 1899. 2. Doro- 
thea Watson, b. 6 Dec. 1879. Dr. Allen graduated from the Medi- 
cal Department of the University of Pennsylvania in 1861. and was 
at once appointed resident physician in the Philadelphia Hospital. 
On 31 Jan., 1862. he entered the service of the U. S. Army as 
Acting Assistant Surgeon, and was immediately assigned to im- 
portant and responsible duties. He resigned i Dec, 1865, with 
the rank of Brevet Major, to engage in his profession in Phila- 
delphia, and accepted a call to the Chair of Comparative Anatomy 
and Zoology in the University of Pennsylvania, which he occupied 
till 1879, when he became Professor of Physiology, and so con- 
tinued till 1884, from which time he devoted himself to private 
practice and special scientific studies. Dr. Allen was widely known 
as an original investigator in his chosen fields of Zoology, Com- 
p.arative Anatomy and Anthropology, and his numerous contribu- 
tions to its literature gave him a leading position among the natur- 
alists of the United States and Europe. 

1818. V. Sabin Wooiavorth. b. 18 March. 1847; mar. Jessie Sellers, dau. of 
Coleman and Cornelia Sellers, of Philadelphia, Penn., 13 May, 
1880. 

1810. ^- John Milton, b. 25 Oct., 1849; mar. Mary Roberts, dau. of George 
Heisler and Margaret Barclay (Stevenson) Roberts, of Philadel- 
phia, 22 Jan., 1880. 
1820. vii. Oren Beaumont, b. 25 Feb., 1853 ; grad. Polytechnic College of Penn- 



SIXTH GENERATION. 259 

sylvania, 1870; mar. 16 April, 1900, Lina Searls, in New York, 
dau. of Stephen Gilbert Searls, b. in Bedford, N. Y., and Evelyn 
Louise (Cook) Searls, b. in New York City. No children. Civil 
Engineer, Philadelphia. For many years the head of large car- 
repair shops near Paterson, N. J. Now, 1910, retired. 

958. LUTHER WOOLWORTH « {Capt. Luther^'' and Lucy 
(Cooley), Maj. Luther,-''^ Capt. Simon,^^ John,^ George^), b. 12 
April, 1812, in Longmeadow, Mass.; mar. Abby R. Morris, of Wil- 
braham, Mass. ; pub. 8 Nov., 1835. She d. and he mar., second, Julia 
Bliss, of Springfield, Mass., 24 Jan., 1850. He d. 10 Feb., 1851. 

Children. 

182I. i- Henry Morris, b. 8 July, 1837; mar. Abby F. Gates, dau. of Henry 
Gates, of Chicopee, Mass., i Jan., 1861. 

1822. ii. Emma Louise, b. 13 Dec, 1845 ; mar. Henry G. Hartshorne, of 

Boston, Mass., 21 Dec, 1866. She d. 16 Feb., 1869. 

1823. iii. Joseph Luther, b. 20 April, 1840; d. 18 Nov., 1844. 

961. JOSIAH COOLEY « {Capt. Luther^''' and Lucy {Cooley), 
Maj. Luther,^'''' Capt. Simon,^^ John,'' George^), b. 9 Dec, 1825, in 
Longmeadow, Mass. ; mar. Nancy A. Burt, in Longmeadow, 29 Nov., 
1849. She was b. 1 Aug., 1826, in Longmeadow. Button manu- 
facturer in Springfield, Mass. 

Children. 

1824. i. Charles Richards, b. 21 Aug., 1851, in Longmeadow; mar. Ida 

Bloomer, 4 Jan., 1877. She was b. 17 Nov., 1853, and d. 16 Aug., 
1881. He mar., second, Minnie T. Sackett, II April, 1884. She 
was b. 25 July, 1862. No children. 

1825. ii. Harriet Cooley, b. 13 Nov., 1856, in Cincinnati, Ohio; mar. Charles 

Rice, of Springfield, Mass., 28 May, 1879. Children: 1. Rouene 
Colton, b. 16 April, 1882, in Springfield, Mass. 2. Arthur Cooley, 
b. 28 Jan., 1885, in Minneapolis, Minn. 3. Ethel Maria, b. 16 June, 
1890, in Minneapolis, Minn. 

1826. iii. Lizzie Rouene, b. 4 May, 1859, in Longmeadow ; mar. William J. 

Cooper, 17 Nov., 1886. He was b. in Middletown, Conn., 20 Jan., 
1855. Child: Joseph C, b. 4 Jan., 1888, in Springfield, Mass. 



^^u^utl} C^^n^ratimu 



978. SIMON ^ {Charles*'''' and Alathca {Goodcll), Charles,'''''' 
Timothy,''^ George,^-' Isaac,- George^), b. 15 April, 1803, in West- 
minster, Vt. ; mar. Almira Nichols, 7 Oct., 1830, in St. Johnsbury, 
Vt. She was b. 9 June. 1808, in Townshend, Vt., and d. in Lyndon, 
Vt., 19 June, 1872. He mar., second, Clarissa Leavitt, in Lyndon, Vt., 
24 June, 1873. Farmer; resided in Lyndon, Vt. ; d. 12 Nov., 1884. 

Children. 

1841. i. Martha, b. in Athens, Vt., 10 Sept., 1833; mar. Dr. C. W. Scott, in 

Lyndon, Vt., 29 May, 1854. She d. in Lyndon, 30 April, 1863. 
Child: Mary Louise, b. 27 Sept., 1855, in Irasburg, Vt. ; mar. John 
D. Morehouse, in Lawrence, Mass., 31 Dec, 1876. 

1842. ii. Delno, b. II Dec., 1836, in St. Johnsbury, Vt. ; mar. Josephine Wright, 

of Berlin. Vt., i Jan.. 1865; d. 12 Sept., 1868, in Lyndon, Vt. No 
children. 

979. ELI AS' {Charles*"'' and Alathca {Goodell), Charles,^'''' Tim- 
othy, '^'^ George,^^ Isaac,- George'), b. 10 Nov.. 1805, in Westminster, 
Vt. ; mar. Rebecca G. Lombard. 10 Aug., 1831. She d. 25 Nov., 
1832. He mar., second, Persis Lombard, I May. 1833. She d. 1 
June, 1885. He d. 27 April. 1891. Farmer: lived in Athens. Vt. 

Child i^v first toife, Rebecca. 

1843. i. Rebecca G., b. 5 Nov.. 1832, in Athens. Vt. ; d. 21 Jan., 1833. 

Children by second wife, Persis, both b. in Athens, Vt. 

1844. ii. Mary J., b. 27 Dec, 1834; d. 18 Jan., 1835. 

1845. iii- Albert G., b. 13 May, 1836; mar. Susan A. Gates, of Grafton, Vt., 
23 Nov.. 1855. She d. 8 Feb.. 1898. 
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SEVENTH GENERATION. 261 

982. LEVI^ {Levi^^'' and Freelove {Chandler), Charles,'"'"' Timo- 
thy, '^^ George,^^ Isaac,'" George^), b. 23 May, 1803, in Longmeadow, 

Mass.; mar. Rachel Kent, of Caldwell, N. J., 1833. She d. 

in West Bergen, N. J., 24 June, 1891. He learned the jewelry and 
silversmith business at which he worked in New York, Boston, Utica 
and other places. Later, he engaged in a life-insurance agency. He 
d. 5 Feb., 1885, in New Haven, Conn. 

Children. 

1846. i. Rachel Flora, b. 1835, in New York City; mar. James 

Austin, . Children all b. in New York City: i. Laura C, 

b- ; d. . 2. James C, b. ; d. . 3. Lewis 

Henry, b. ; d. . James Austin d. 16 Jan., 1876. She 

mar., second, Charles Henry Smith, in New York City, 28 June, 
1878. He d. in New York, 18 Nov., 1897. 

1847. ii. Francis, b. ; d. . 

1848. iii. Harriet Virginia, b. 1839, in New York City; mar. John 

Mclntire, in Hartford, Conn., . He d., and she mar., sec- 
ond, Horace P. Clark, in New York City. Child by first marriage: 

Henry Colton, b. . 

1849. ^^- Francis Levi, b. 10 Aug., 1841, in New York City; mar. Rosenah 
Ives, of Meridan, Conn., — Aug., i860. She d. in New York 
City, — Nov., 186 1. He mar., second, Helen Trevor Vander- 
warken, in Buffalo, N. Y., 30 April, 1873. 

1850. v. Stephen, b. and d. . 

185 1, vi. Sylvester, b. and d. . 

1852. vii. Chauncey Alphonso, b. 22 Feb., 1844, in Worcester, Mass.; mar. 
Margaret Kating, in New Haven, Conn. 

1853. viii. Elizabeth, b. 18 Feb., 1846, in Washington, D. C. ; mar. Sylvester E. 

Brainard, in New Haven, Conn., 16 Oct., 1866. Children: i. 
Laura R., b. 26 April, 1868, in Deep River, Conn.; d. 30 April, 
1868. 2. R. Eugene, b. 9 May, 1870, in Fair Haven, Conn.; mar. 
Cora Isaacs, 19 April, 1892. 3. William S., b. 9 Aug., 1872, in 
Wallingford, Conn.; mar. Carrie A. Brown, 8 Dec, 1896. 4. 
Flora R., b. 12 Sept., 1874, in Wallingford, Conn.; mar. Dr. F. 
S. Cowles, of Rome, N. Y., 25 April, 1893. 5. Sidney C, b. 6 
Nov., 1876, in Bradford, Conn.; d. 29 June, 1881, in New Haven, 
Conn. 6. Olive L., b. 11 Oct., 1881, in New Haven. 

1854. ix. William, b. 1847; d. 1852. 



262 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

983. CHAUNCEY^ {Levi ^^' and Freelove {Chandler), Charles;''''' 
Timothy,^^ George,'^^ Isaac^ George'^), b. 26 Jan., 1804, in Long- 
meadow, Mass. ; mar. Lavinia Hazen Ware, of Oakham, Mass., 19 
Jan., 1830. She d. in Springfield, Mass., 2 April, 1881. Lived suc- 
cessively in Longmeadow, West Springfield, Enfield, Coim., New Lon- 
don, Conn., and Oakham, Mass., in which latter place he was Post- 
master for several years following 1851; removed thence to Windsor 
Locks, Conn., and afterwards to Springfield, Mass., where he fol- 
lowed his trade of shoemaking. He d. 10 May, 1890. 

Children. 

1855. i. Mary Amanda, b. i Dec, 1S31, in West Springfield, Mass.; d. ii 

Dec, 1846, in Oakham, .Mass. 

1856. ii. Ann Eliza (Ida), b. 5 July, 1834, in West Springfield. 

1857. '"• Nathaniel Ware, b. 3 Nov., 1836, in West Springfield; mar. Han- 
nah Elizabeth Aylward, 22 Feb., 1879. 
1858. iv. Hannah Lavi.ma, b. 14 Sept., 1841, in Enfield, Conn.; d. 16 Oct., 
1841. 

1859. V. P'rank Herbert, b. 30 Jan., 1851, in Oakham, Mass.; mar. Margaret 
Adams, of New London, Conn., in Boston, Mass., 14 May, 1871. 

980. FRANCIS" {Levi*^' and Freclove {Chandler), Charles,^'''' 
Timothy,^'^ George,^" Isaac,- George^), b. 9 Sept., 1810, in Ix)ng- 
meadow, Mass. ; mar. Nancy Hill, of Marlboro, Conn., 29 Nov., 1832. 
She was b. 17 June, !810, and d. 30 March. 1867. 

Children. 

i860. i. Sherman O.. b. 19 March, 1835, in Marlboro, Conn.; d. 11 April, 
1861. 
l86l. ii- Albert F., b. 15 April, 1836, in Marlboro; mar. Nora Phelps, of 
South Glastenbury, Zi March, 1S71. He d. in Hartford, Conn., 2 
July, 1887. 

1862. iii. Levi A., b. 18 June. 1838, in Middletown, Conn.; d. during the war, 

probably in Andersonville. 

1863. iv. Lucius L., b. 14 April, 1841, in Glastenbury, Conn.; mar. Francese 

F. Colburn, of StafTordville, Conn., 3 F"eb., 1864. Was a member 
of the Harris Light Cavalry ; d. in Alexandria, Va., in the Wolf 
St. Hospital, 23 Sept., 1864. 

1864. V. Adelaide F., b. 29 Aug., 1843, in Glastenbury, Conn. ; mar. Charles 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 263 

N. Hills, of Hartford, Conn., 5 June, 1864. He d. 5 Aug., 1865. 
She mar., second, Lucius E. Strong, 2 Nov., 1871, in Rocky Hill, 

Conn., and mar., third, Albert Taylor, . Children: i. Etta 

E., b. 33 Sept., 1872. 2. Addie E., b. i Jan., 1874; d. 7 Oct., 1874. 
1865. vi. Sarah J., b. 28 July, 1845, in Glastenbury, Conn. 
1866. vii. Charles S., b. 19 Aug., 1850. in Glastenbury; mar. Delia Prior. 

1867. viii. William F., b. 29 Nov., 1853; d. 15 Sept., 1857. 

989. JONATHAN' {Solomon *^^ and Elizabeth {Hancock), 
Charles,'"'^ Timothy,^' George,^^ Isaac,"" George^), b. 21 July, 1797, 
in Longmeadow, Mass.; mar. Aurilla Royce, in Sandisfield, Mass., 12 
June, 1820. He d. in Barry Co., Mich., 17 March, 1883. She d. in 
Yorkville, Mich., 17 April, 1870. In early life he was a shoemaker. 
He left Sandisfield in 1838, and for some years lived in Western New 
York; in 1863 went to Michigan, and there passed the remainder of 
his days. 

Children. 

1868. i. Henry Wooster, b. 2 April, 1821, in Sandisfield, Mass.; mar. 

1884, Hannah Cole, in Bedford, Mich. He d. 16 June, 1891, in 
Johnstown, Mich. 

1869. ii. Newton Whiting, b. 25 Dec, 1825, in Sandisfield, Mass.; d. 16 

Oct., 188 1, in Johnstown, Mich. Never married. 

1870. iii. Laura Rozilla, b. 14 Feb.. 1828, in Sandisfield, Mass. ; mar. William 

Willson Hampton, i Jan., 1845, in Oramel, N. Y. He was b. 
12 Jan., 1821, in Williamsville, Erie Co., N. Y. Resides in Hast- 
ings, Mich. Children: I. Charles Byron, b. i June, 1846, in Barry 
Co., Mich. ; d. 20 Jan., 1900, in Hastings, Mich. 2. Adelphia 
Rozilla, b. 18 May, 1848, in Oramel, N. Y. ; mar. Charles Cum- 
mins, 15 June, 1865, in Yorkville, Mich. He was b. 16 June, 1846, 
in Yorkville, Mich. Child: Minnie Loreno, b. 17 Oct., 1867, in 
Yorkville, Mich.; mar. Milton G. Wing, 31 Oct., 1888, in York- 
ville, Mich. He was b. i Aug., 1865. Child: Bessie Lyle, b. 18 
Jan., 1896, in Yorkville, Mich. 3. Florence Eliza, b. i June, 185 1, 
in Oramel, N. Y. ; mar. Thomas Armstrong Graham, 27 June, 
1875. Children: (a) Floyd, b. 3 June, 1875, in Yorkville, Mich.; 
d. 18 July, 1877, in Yorkville. (b) Roy Hampton, b. 29 Aug., 
1877, in Yorkville. (c) Glenn Ray, b. 18 July, 1883, in Johns- 
town, Mich, (d) Gladys May, b. 18 July, 1883, twin of Glenn 
Ray. (e) Edith Bell, b. 30 April, 1885, in Yorkville, Mich. 4. 
Alvah Colton, b. 27 April, 1854, in Oramel, N. Y. ; d. 15 Jan.. 



264 THE COLTON FAMILY. 

1877, in Yorkville, Mich. 5. Lois May, b. 17 Jan., 1857, in Oramel, 
N. Y. ; d. 6 Jan., 1880, in Yorkville, Mich. 6. Ernest Eugene, b. 
6 April, 1859, in Oramel, N. Y. ; d. 12 Jan., 1861, in Oramel, 
N. Y. 7. William Ellsworth, b. 6 April, 1861. in Oramel, N. Y. ; 
d. 6 April, 1863, in Oramel. 8. William Henry, b. 9 May, 1863, 

in Barry Co., Mich. ; mar. Hellen Brazee, . Child: Joyce 

May, b. — May, 1899. 9. Elmer Ernest, b. i June, 1865. in York- 
ville, Mich.; d. 2 May, 1892, in Hastings, Mich. 10. W^ alter Simp- 
son, b. 20 Oct., 1866, in Yorkville. Mich.; d. 15 Aug.. 18S7, in 
Hastings, Mich. 

1871. iv. Euz.\ Pamela, b. 5 Aug., 1830, in Sandisfield, Mass.; mar. Simon 

Baldwin, 1854. He was b. 10 Nov., 182 1, in Meredith, 

N. Y. .She d. 6 Aug., 1875. Children: I. Arthur A., b. 12 June, 
1854, in Oramel, N. Y. ; mar. Hattie Ford, i Jan., 1890. 2. Her- 
bert, b. 18 Feb.. 1857, in Oramel. N. Y. ; d. 11 Aug., 1861. 3. 
Charles B.. b. 10 April. 1859, in Oramel, N. Y. ; mar. Dora 
Matthews, 25 Nov., 1886. 4. Mary E., b. 26 July, 1861, in Oramel, 
N. Y. 5. Edwin W., b. 23 Dec. 1867, in Johnstown. Mich.; d. 2 
Sept., 1871. 6. Helen E., b. 8 Sept., 1869, in Johnstown. Mich.; 
mar. J. Snow Wilkie, 29 April, 1893- 

1872. V. Fra.nces Rebecca, b. 17 Sept., 1832, in Sandisfield. Mass.; mar. 

Ezra Hale, 185 1. She d. 6 Feb., 1870. in Oramel, N. Y. 

Children: I. Franklin. 2. Frederick. 3. Jonathan. 

1873. vi. BvRON Jero.me, b. 7 July. 1835, in Sandisfield, Mass.; d. i Jan., 1841. 

1874. vii. Mary Rozalthie, b. 7 March, 183S. in Oramel, N. Y. ; mar. Reuben 

B. Simpson, in East Rush ford, Alleghany Co., N. Y., 17 July, 
1858. He was b. 27 Feb., 1837, in Canajoharie, N. Y. Resides in 
Reed City, Mich. Children: i. Charles Irving, b. 12 Dec, i860, 
in East Rushford, N. Y. ; d. 3 April, 1873, in Reed City, Mich. 
2. Edward Bion, b. 21 April, 1865, in Oramel, N. Y. ; mar. Doro- 
thea Hildreth, — June. 1885, in Grand Rapids, Mich. Child: 

Orlie, b. 18S7. 3. Levi Walter, b. 6 June. 1873, in Reed 

City, Mich.; d. 21 July, 1880. in Reed City, Mich. 4. James Tol- 
free, b. 7 April, 1875, in Reed City, Mich. 5. Ethel Frances, b. 
21 Jan., 1884, in Reed City. 

1875. viii. Chari.es B.. b. 20 April, 1840; d. 3 Aug., 1841. 

1876. ix. Calista Livonia, b. 7 June. 1842, in Caneadea, N. Y. ; mar. Charles 

Dudley Watson, in Pikeville, Alleghany Co., N. Y.. 25 Dec, 1861. 
She d. 30 Aug., 1899. He was b. 12 March. 1842. in Canaan, 
Litchfield Co.. Conn. Resides in Grand Rapids, Mich. Children: 
I. Daniel Spaulding, b. 6 Sept., 1863, in Portville, Cattaraugus 
Co., N. Y. ; mar. iMnnie Kinney, 18 Dec, 1885, in Robbins Mills, 
Prince Edward Co.. Ont., Can. 2. Herbert Seymour, b. 3 July, 
1868. in Caneadea. N. Y. ; d. 30 April. 1871. in Johnstown, Barry 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 265 

Co., Mich. 3. Sarah Alice, b. 3 May, 1870, in Battle Creek, Cal- 
houn Co., Mich.; d. 28 April, 1871, in Johnstown, Barry Co., 
Mich. 4. Lizzie May, b. 21 Aug., 1882, in Union City, Branch 
Co., Mich. 

994. SOLOMON" {Solomon *^^ and Elizabeth {Hancock), 
Charles,''''^ Timothy,^' George,''^ Isaac,- George^), b. 15 June, 1807, 
in Longmeadow, Mass.; mar. Eliza Filly, 17 Feb., 1829. She was b. 
22 May, 1808, and d. in Charlestown, Ohio, 29 Jan., 1873. In early 
life learned the shoemaking trade ; in later life a fanner ; went to 
Ohio in 1830. 

Children. 

1877. i. Edwin, b. 27 June, 1830, in Franklin, Ohio ; d. 27 Jan., 1854, in 
Charlestown, O. 

1878. ii- Stephen, b. 7 Sept., 1832, in Franklin, O. ; mar. Emerett L. Hay- 
maker, 20 April, 1854, in Charlestown, O. She d. 26 Dec, 1858. 
He mar., second, Hannah Iliff, 20 Sept., 1859, in Freedom, Portage 
Co., Ohio. He d. 8 Feb., 1888, in Springfield, Mass. 
1879. iii. Thomas J., b. 30 Aug., 1840, in Charlestown, O. ; d. there 24 June, 
1848. 

1880. iv. MiLO Filly, b. 30 March, 1844, in Charlestown, O. ; mar. Ann Jen- 
nett Bishop, 2 Feb., 1873. She was b. 11 Dec, 1846, in Freedom, 
Ohio. 

1881. V. NoRRis W., b. ID Nov., 1846, in Charlestown, O. ; d. there 2 March, 

1852. 

999. ALMON S.'^ {Chauncey^^^ and Laurahama {Hancock), 
Charles,'"''^ Timothy,^'- George,^'' Isaac,"" George^), b. 1 Sept., 1813, 

in Monson, Mass. ; mar. Betsey Elson, . She d. and he mar., 

second, Minerva Peck, of Stafford, Conn., 18 Nov., 1849. She d. 12 
Oct., 1870. He mar., third, Mrs. Sophronia (Peck) Lyon, of Staf- 
ford, Conn., 2 March, 1872. He d. 20 May, 1895, in Monson, Mass. 
Farmer. 

Child by first marriage. 

1882. Charles Henry, b. 10 Sept., 1837, in Stafford, Conn.; mar. Minerva 

A. Plympton, 29 March, i860. She was b. 4 March, 1841, in Staf- 
fordville. Conn. He d. 22 Sept., 1869. 



266 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

1001. WILLIAM F.^ {Chauncey^^^ and Laurahama {Hancock), 
Charles,^"'' Timothy,''''' George,''^ Isaac,^ George^), b. 24 May, 1821, 
in Monson, Mass. ; mar. Mary Jane Shaw, of Stafford, Conn., 14 Oct., 
1851. She d. 28 Sept., 1854. He mar., second, Nancy Rasco, 23 
May, 1872. Lived for several years in Clifton Hill, Randolph Co., 
Missouri. He d. 22 Nov., 1892, in Moberly, Mo. 

Child. 

1883. i. Franklin C, b. 8 July, 1854; d. 13 Sept., 1854. 

1006. D. ALPHONSO, M. D.^ {Oliver C}"^ and Betsey {Rice), 
Caleb,^'" Tijnothy,"' George,^"* Isaac,'' George'), b. 27 July, 1824, in 
Montpelier, Vt. ; mar. Julia A. Vickery, 6 June, 1855. Practicing 
physician in Chicago, 111. 

Children. 

1884. i. CiiAKLES S., b. II Oct., 1865. 

1885. ii. JuUA E., b. 16 Aug., 1868. 

1012. ALONZO^ {Rev. Abishai'"''* and Abigail inn {Denison), 
George,^'' George,""" George,'^ Isaac,"" George'), b. 18 Oct., 1794, in 
Stoddard, N. H. ; mar. Laura McCoy, in Salem, Washington Co., 
N. Y., — March, 1826. She d. — April, 1829. He mar., second, 
Sarah H. Bliss, 20 Oct.. 1829. He d. 25 Sept., 1851, in Syramore, 
111. 

Children by first n'ifr, Laura. 

1886. i- Ai.oNZO, b. 24 May, 1827, in Salem, Washington Co., N. Y. ; mar. 
Emma Davis, 5 Nov., 1856, in the Meadows, Washington Co., Utah. 
She was b. in Sussex, England, 31 Dec, 1834. He mar., second, 
Nettie Lowry, 6 Dec, 1869. She was b. 10 Jan., 1848, in Marion 
Co., Ala. 
1887. ii. Melissa, b. 20 April, 1829, in Salem, N. Y. ; d. — April, 1829. 

1014. CALVIN SWAN^ {Rev. Abishai^''* and Abigail {Denison), 
George''''' George:'"" George,'^ Isaac,'' George'), b. 18 Sept., 1799, in 
Stoddard, N. H. : mar. Harriet Hatch, 27 Oct., 1S28. He d. 11 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 267 

June, 1872, in Sycamore, 111. She was b. in N. Y. State, — July, 1807, 
and d. 5 April, 1888, at the home of her son, William M., near Wav- 
erly, Iowa. He moved from Vermont to Illinois with his wife and 
four children in 1839, conveying them and his household goods all 
the way in his own teams. He was fond of music, both instrumental 
and vocal; possessing a voice of much sweetness and power. In his 
younger days he taught singing classes, and till late in life he was 
the leader in the church music in his several places of residence. 

Children. 

i888. i. Amanda Melvina, b. 25 Aug., 1829, in Sandgate, Vt. ; mar. Fred- 
erick Barnard, 26 May, 1863. Resides in Moline, 111. Child: 
Hattie B., b. 27 June, 1865 ; mar. Louis C. Arp, 21 Jan., 1888, in 
Sycamore, 111. He was b. 6 March, 1865, in Davenport, Iowa, 
and d. 8 Oct., 1892, in Moline, 111. Children: (a) Walter Bar- 
nard, b. 22 Oct., 1888. (b) Fay Larena, b. 6 Dec, 1892. 
1889. ii- William Mortimer, b. 18 May, 1832, in Sandgate, Vt. ; mar. Nettie 
Evans, 26 Feb., 1863. Resides in Mt. Vernon, Iowa. 

1890. iii. Calvin Swan, b. 19 Aug., 1834, in Sandgate, Vt. ; mar. Cornelia Case, 

24 Dec, 1884. She d. 20 Dec, 1886. Farmer, Waverly, Iowa. 
No children. 

1891. iv. Julia Ann, b. 20 April, 1838, in Sandgate, Vt. ; mar. Julius Erastus 

Davis, 3 July, 1877. Resides in S.rawberry Point, Iowa. No 
children. 

1892. V. RuFus, b. 21 Nov., 1840, in Sycamore, 111. ; d. 30 June, 1869, in 

Benecia, Cal. 
1893. vi. JosiAH Burton, b. 2 May, 1843, in Sycamore, 111. ; mar. Margaret 
Rosina Cook, 28 May, 1873. 

1894. vii. George Alfred, b. 19 June, 1846, in Sycamore, 111. He went to 

Kansas about 1865, since which time nothing has been heard of 
him by his family. 

1895. viii. Charles Hawley, b. 7 Oct.. 185 1 ; d. 2 July, 1874, i^^ Sherman, 

Texas. 



1015. RUFUS' {Rev. Abishai^'''' and Abigail {Denis on), George,''^'' 
George,^^ George,^^ Isaac^ George"^), b. 24 Oct., 1802, in Sandgate, 
Vt. ; mar. Caroline Robinson, in Woodstock, Vt., 30 Sept., 1824. He 
was a printer by trade, and in his early life published a newspaper in 
Woodstock, " The Gazette." He was also engaged in the same place 
in the business of book binding. Removed from Vermont to Canada, 



268 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

where he engaged in book selling, and in the grocery business. Sub- 
sequently removed to Illinois, conducting business for a brief time in 
Chicago and Joliet, finally settling in De Kalb Co., 111., where he con- 
tinued to reside to the time of his death. He was a man of energy, 
ability and influence. He held several oftices of trust and responsi- 
bility, and was active in business and politics. He d. 25 April, 1850. 
His widow d. 2 Oct., 1885, in Paola, Kansas. 

Children. 

1896. i. Abishai, b. 10 May, 1825, in Woodstock, Vt. ; d. 20 May. 1825. 

1897. ii. Abig.\il Ann, b. 23 March, 1826, in Woodstock, Vt. ; mar. Enos L. 

Cheasbro, 6 May, 1847, in Illinois; d. 19 March, 1890, in Paola, 
Kan. Children all b. in Sycamore, 111.: i. Gustavus A., b. 11 
March, 1849. 2. Francis H., b. 29 Jan., 1851. 3- Evangeline R., 
b. 19 Jan., 1853. 4- Herman F., b. 13 Feb., 1855; mar. Mattie 
Gossett. 8 Oct., 1877. 5. Carrie L., b. 15 April, 1857; mar. B. F. 
Cook, 5 April, 1877. 6. Arthur Fremont, b. 17 July, 1858; mar. 
Cora Frakes. 7. Edward E., b. 15 April, 1861 ; mar. Clara Bell. 
8. Adella A., b. 28 June, 1863; mar. William Robinson. 17 June, 
1891. 

1898. iii. Job Lyman, b. 20 July. 1827. in Woodstock. Vt. ; d. 28 .\pril, 1887; 

did not marry. 
1899. iv. Gustavus Adolphus, b. 20 Oct.. 1828, in Woodstock. Vt. ; mar. Cath- 
arine E. McQuarne, 26 Oct., 1853. She d. April, 1857. He mar., 
second, Phebe S. Beeson. 21 March, 1858. He d. in Kansas City, 
Mo., 26 July, 1894. 

1900. V. Josephine Benoise, b. 23 Aug.. 1830. in Woodstock, Vt. ; mar. 

Henry Preston, 3 July, 1856, in Genoa, 111.; d. 18 May, 1866. in 
Livingston Co., 111. Children: i. Flora Ellen, b. 4 May. 1857, in 
Genoa. 111.; mar. William Spencer Rowland, 4 Maroh, 1885. 2. 
Mary Lina. b. 11 Oct.. i860, in Genoa. 111.; mar. Richard Mur- 
ray, 2 June. 1886. 3. Nettie Ophelia, b. 4 Dec, 1863, in Genoa, 
111.; mar. W. A. Kreidler, i Feb., 1893- 4- Josephine, b. 11 April, 
1866, in Livingston Co., 111. 

1901. vi. Caroline Rohinson. b. 3 Feb.. 1832. in Woodstock, Vt. ; n-ar. Thomas 

Akers, 29 Dec, 1859. in Paola, Kan. He was b. 30 Nov., 1827, 
in Putnam Co., Indiana. Children all b. in Paola: i. Elmer, b. 
15 June. 1861 ; d. 2 Feb., 1864. 2. Effie May. b. 14 May, 1864; 
mar. Harry Stockwell. 18 Nov., 1885. Children: (a) Ethel M., 
b. 5 May, 1887. (b) Herbert M.. b. i Dec, 1889. 3. Mary M., 
b. 29 Oct., 1867. 4. Carrie T.. b. 7 April, 1870. 

1902. vii. Clarissa Gertrude, b. 3 July, 1834. in St. Thomas. Ontario, Can- 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 269 

ada; mar. Ezra W. Robinson, 3 June, 1855. He was b. near 
Buffalo, N. Y., 15 May, 1830. No children. 
1903. viii. Betsy Maria, b. 22 Jan., 1836, in St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada; 
mar. Samuel P. Robinson, 3 July, 1856, in Sycamore, 111. ; d. — 
April, i860, in Sycamore. Child: Arthur, b. 16 Oct., 1857, in 
Clarksville, Iowa; d. 21 Oct., 1865, in Paola, Kan. 
1904. iv. Aruna Clark, b. i Jan., 1841, in De Kalb Co., 111.; mar. Mary F. 
Cook, 27 April, 1865. She d. 14 March., 1875. He mar., second, 
Mrs. Cecile L. Huntington, 30 Aug., 1875. Resides in Beatrice, 
Neb. 



1025. HIRAM ^ {Julius'''''' and Sibyl {Post), George,''^' George,^" 
George^^ Isaac,- George'^), b. 11 April, 1806, in Sharon, Vt. ; mar. 

Sarah Church, dau. of Asa Church, of Dorchester, Mass., 

1828. She d. 2 Dec, 1832. He d. 24 June, 1871. 

Child. 

1905. i- Hiram, b. 6 Feb., 1830; mar. Mary L. Kelly, dau. of Thomas and Alice 
Kelly, of Burlington, Vt., 20 Oct., 1857. He d. 15 Dec, 1869. 

1033. NATHAN TITUS SALTER ' {Alpheus^''^ and Lois {Spen- 
cer), George,^'^'' George,^^ George,^^ Isaac,^ George^), b. 10 March, 
1794, in Longmeadow, Mass.; mar. Lavinia Parker, in Vershire, Vt., 
24 Oct., 1815. Farmer. Lived in Brighton, Monroe Co., N. Y., to 
which place he removed in 1825. He d. 4 Feb., 1867, in Gaines, 
N. Y. She d. 19 Dec, 1872, in Brighton. 

Children b. in Longmeadow. 

1906. i. Susan Mary, b. 24 Sept., 1816 ; mar. Henry Harrison Holton, 12 Sept., 
1834. Children all b. Brighton, N. Y ., excepting No. 5: I. Warren 
Smith, b. 21 June, 1835 ; d. 7 July, 1871. 2. Charles Henry, b. 26 
April, 1838. 3. Emma Lois, b. 9 Aug., 1841 ; d. 30 May, i860. 4. 
Minerva Charlotte, b. 8 April, 1844; d. 12 Feb., 1876. 5. James 
Mills, b. 13 Jan., 1849, in Iowa. 6. James Howard, b. 4 Feb., 1855 ; 
d. II Jan., 1875. 7. Elisha Miller, b. i Feb.. 1857. 8. Augusta Chis- 
holm, b. II March, 1861. 
1907. ii. Alpheus Spencer, b. 18 May, 1818; mar. Emeline Calkins, 24 Feb., 
1847, in Gaines, N. Y. She d. 13 Dec, 1894. 



270 fHE COLT ON FAMILY. 

1035, JAMES' {Alpheus '•'''' and Lois {Spencer), George,^^^ 
George,^^ George,^^ Isaac,^ George ^), b. 7 Aug., 1801, in Longmeadow, 
Mass.; mar. Lovice Calkins, 13 Nov., 1822, in Longmeadow. She was 
b. 10 Sept., 1803. He d. 2 July, 1852, in New York City. She d. 14 
Feb., 1892, in Bonfield, Kankakee Co., 111. He was a skillful North 
River pilot, and followed that calling for twenty years; later he was 
a member of the New York police force. 

Children. 

1908. i. Lois Spencer, b. 17 May, 1824, in Longmeadow, Mass.; mar. Cort- 
land Morgan, 17 Oct., 1855, in Gaines, Orleans Co., N. Y. He d. 
31 July, 1870. She mar., second, William M. Whitney, 12 Aug., 
1880, in Kankakee, 111. She d. 10 Aug., 1893, in Bonfield, Kankakee 
Co., 111. Children all b. in Gaines, N. Y.: i. Amos Stoddard, b. 
7 June, 1857. 2. James Colton, b. 10 March, i860; mar. Lillian 
Flagg, 22 Feb., 1892. She d. 23 June, 1893. 3. Grace Edith, b. 4 
Sept., 1861 ; mar. George Rushby, M. D., in Kankakee, 111., lO 
March, 1886. 
1909. ii- James Daniel, b. 10 Dec, 1825, in Longmeadow, Mass.; mar. Kate 
A. Dixon, 26 Oct., 1845, in Newbury, N. Y. 

1910. iii. Daniel Everett Brown, b. 14 Sept., 1837, in New Windsor, Orange 

Co., N. Y.; d. 17 Oct.. 1839. 

1911. iv. Emeline Eliza, b. 31 March, 1840. in New Windsor, N. Y. ; mar. 

John Fundy, 16 Nov., 1871, in Kankakee, III. No children. 



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1030. LEVI SNOW {Alp/ieus^"'' and Lois {Spencer), George, 
George,"'' George,''' Isaac,- George'), h. 30 Sept., 1804, in Long- 
meadow, Mass. ; mar. Harriet March, 1831. She d. in Iowa 

soon after 1840. He served in the Black Hawk war; kejJt a public 
house for a time in Davenport, Iowa; d, in Dubuque. Iowa, in 1849 or 
1850. 

Children. 

1912. i. Henry, b. 8 Feb., 1832, in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin (then Michigan 

Territory) ; mar. Davis, of St. Joseph, Mo. ; d. in Mon- 
mouth, 111., i860. He was a printer, and was gifted as a 

writer. 

1913. ii. George, b. — Nov., 1833, in Davenport, Iowa (then Coltonville). He 

was the first white child bom in the place. He d. in Iowa City, 
then an Indian trading post, 22 Aug., 1840. 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 271 

1914. iii. James, b. 28 Dec, 1836, in Davenport, Iowa. He went to Nicaragua 

with General Walker's expedition, and d. there. 

1915. iv. Unnamed, b. and d. 1839. 

1041. GEORGE, Colonel' {Demos ^''' and Mary {Woolworth), 
George,^^" George,'^'' George,^^ Isaac,- George^), b. 29 Sept., 1793, 
in Longmeadow, Mass. ; mar. Lucretia L. Hoyt, in Springfield, Mass., 
11 Sept., 1816. She was b. in Deerfield, Mass., 9 Aug., 1796, and d. 
in Holyoke, Mass., 10 Jan., 1879. Lived in Springfield, where he was 
a leading and valued member of the community. He was noted for 
his industry, accuracy and honorable business dealings. Comimissioned 
Ensign in 1st Regt., 1st Brig., 4th Div., Mass. Vol. Militia, 17 May, 
1814; Lieut, 12 June, 1815; Maj., 28 Apr., 1819, and Lieut.-Col., 15 
Aug., 1822. He d. m Springfield, 5 Sept., 1839. 

Children all b. in Springfield, Mass. 

1916. i. Lucretia Hoyt, b. 2 Aug., 1817; mar. Joseph Clark Parsons, in 

Springfield, 29 Sept., 1836. He d. in Holyoke, Mass., 12 March, 
1880. She d. 9 June, 1893, in Winthrop, Mass. He was an active 
and public-spirited man, and foremost in advancing the material, 
educational and other interests of the city and community; was 
identified with the development of the great water power of the 
Connecticut River at Holyoke ; president and manager of the 
Parsons Paper Co., and prominently connected with its chief finan- 
cial institutions. Children: i. Henry Sterns, b. 18 Feb., 1838, in 
Springfield, Mass.; d. 28 Sept., 1838. 2. Elizabeth Hoyt, b. 17 
Dec, 1839; mar. C. B. Prescott; d. 19 Sept., 1876, in Holyoke. 3. 
Fannie Colton, b. 9 March, 1842; d. 21 March, 1880, in Holyoke, 
Mass. 4. Sarah Leonard, b. 31 Aug., 1844; mar. i Oct., 1867, 
Emory Meekins, of Springfield, b. I Nov., 1837, in iConway, N. H. 
He d. 19 May, 1900, in Springfield. Child: Grace Parsons, b. 31 
Dec, 1870, in Springfield, Mass. 5. Catharine Turner, b. 29 July, 
1849, in Agawam, Mass.; mar. Edward Calvin Taft, of Holyoke, 
18 May, 1870. He was b. in Uxbridge, Mass., 22 Jan., 1840, and 
d. in Holyoke, 7 June, 1897. Child: Lucretia Parsons, b. 18 May, 
1875 ; mar. William Dodge Flagg, 30 Oct., 1897. 

1917. ii- George, b. 7 Nov., 1818; mar. Mary Elizabeth Lombard, 19 May, 

1846. She was b. 15 April, 1824, and d. in Boston, Mass., 5 Sept., 
1862. He d. 9 Dec, 1898, in Winthrop, Mass. 

1918. iii- John, b. 27 Nov., 1820; mar. Judith S. Kimball, in Portland, Maine, 

31 July, 1842. He d. 21 Feb., 1875, in Holyoke, Mass. 



272 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

1919. iv. JosiAH, b. 12 June, 1822; d. 23 Aug., 1824, in Springfield, Mass. 

1920. V. Mary, b. 16 April, 1824; mar. Sheldon H. Walker, of Holyoke, 

Mass., 24 July, 1856. He d. 7 Jan., 1881, in Boston, Mass. 

1921. vi. JosiAH, b. 18 Jan., 1826; d, 5 June, 1837, in Springfield, Mass. 

1922. vii. Elizabeth, b. 20 Sept., 1827; d. 21 Aug., 1828, in Springfield, Mass. 

1923. viii. Oliver Bliss, b. 17 Oct., 1829; d. i Dec, 1835, in Springfield, Mass. 

1924. ix. James Byers, b. 19 March, 1832. Druggist, 766 Tremont St., Bos- 

ton ; unmarried ; d. i Aug., 1910. 
1925. X. Edward Swift, b. 11 July, 1835; mar. Maria E. Wentworth, in Bos- 
ton, Mass., 16 June, 1869. 

1926. xi. Ellen, b. 19 March, 1838; d. 20 Jan., 1847, in Agawam, Mass. 

1043. DEM AS' {Demos ^"^^ and Mary {IVoolworth), George,''^'' 
George,'''' George,^^ Jsa^ie," George''), h. 24 March, 1798; mar. Har- 
riet Ann Johnson, tf Newark, N. J., 2 Nov., 1824. She was b. 31 
Oct., 1806, and d. 30 Dec, 1889. He d. 25 June, 1874, both m 
Newark, N. J. He went to Newark, N. J., at the age of sixteen and 
engaged wdth the firm of Taylor and Hinsdale, manufacturing jewel- 
ers, with whom he learned that trade and business. In 1825 he opened 
a retail jewelry store in Broadway, New York City, and conducted it 
till 1828, when he returned to Newark. N. J., and established himself 
in the wholesale manufacture of standard jewelry which under dif- 
ferent firm names and connections he continued until 1864, w-hen he 
retired from active business. He was a man of strict integrity, and 
uprightness in every relation in life, and this gave to all his manu- 
factures a recognized standard character in the trade throughout the 
country. He was President of the Newark Mutual Fire Insurance 
Co., a Director in the State Bank, and for many years Folder and 
Deacon in the First Presbyterian church in Newark. The mayoralty 
of the city and other public offices were offered to him, but simple and 
domestic in his habits and tastes, and shunning publicity, he declined 
them all. 

Children ali h. in Neivark, N. J. 

1927. i- Daniel Johnson, b. 18 Sept., 1826; mar. Jane Van Winkle, 20 Jan., 

1852. 

1928. "• Chester Woolworth. b. 6 June, 1830; mar. Caroline Stoutenburgh 

West, in Newark, N. J.. 7 Nov., i860. He d. 25 Aug., iqoo. in 
Newark, N. J. 




JOSEPH HUTCHINS COLTON 
1800.-1893 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 273 

1929. iii. Chakles Storks, b. 30 Jan., 1835 ; d. 8 Aug., 1838. 

1930. iv. Mary Bliss, b. 7 Oct., 1839. 

1931. V. Catharine Vance, b. 4 June, 1843. 

1932. vi. Charles Storrs, b. 14 May, 1847; mar. Helen Louise Tuttle, in 

Newark, N. J., 17 Nov., 1886. She d. . He mar., second, 

Mrs. Kate Parker Van Reypen, in Jersey City Heights, N. J., 20 
June, 1894. 

1044. JOSEPH HUTCHINS^ {Demos''' and Mary {Wool- 
worth), George;'^' George,^'' George,''^ Isaac,-" George^), b. 5 July, 
1800, in Longmeadow, Mass.; mar. Orrilla Clarissa Burnham, in 
Stockbridge, Mass., 27 June, 1826. She was dau. of Calvin Burnham 
and b. in Hartland, Conn., 14 Nov., 1804, and d. in BrookljTi, N. Y., 
21 Sept., 1870. He d. at the home of his son, Charles B., in Brooklyn, 
N. Y., 19 July, 1893. As a lad of twelve years, with his parents' god- 
speed, he went with friends of the family to Manlius, N. Y., expect- 
ing to remain there and lay the foundation for a future home, but ex- 
traordinary conditions of hardship beyond those incident to all pioneer 
life led to his return the following year. At the age of sixteen he went 
to Middlefield, Mass., in the family of and store of Gen. Mack, and 
in 1820 to Lenox, Mass., where he conducted the general merchandise 
store of the town till the spring of 1829, when he went to Hartford, 
Conn., and for about eighteen months was the night clerk in the 
U. S. Post Office there. After a few months further stay in Hartford, 
in the winter of 1830-31, he came to New York City, where from 
small beginnings he established the business with which his name is 
identified the world over — the publication of the best grade of geo- 
graphical publications and the most extensive house in America for 
many years for the manufacture of maps of every kind, atlases, school 
geographies, etc. He was a man of exemplary life. Like so many 
others of the name, from early manhood a Deacon; always active in 
local and general church affairs; a chorister from a young man, till 
circumstances and age required its relinquishment; of refined taste, 
and always demanding the best and most faithful service of himself 
and from others; a man who left his impress and inspiration on all 
with whom he was associated. 
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274 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

Children. 

I933* ^- George Woolworth, b. 22 Sept., 1827, in Lenox, Mass.; mar. Sarah 
Elizabeth Hobart, in New York City, 22 Jan., 185 1. She was b. 
in New York City, 20 Dec, 1827, and d. in Orange, N. J., 25 
March, 1865. He mar., second, Agnes Isabella Smith, in Brooklyn, 
N. Y., 2 Sept., 1867. 
1934. ii. Ellen, b. 18 Oct., 1829, in Bloomfield, Conn. ; mar. Herman G. Bat- 
terson, 28 Oct., 1852, in Brooklyn, N. Y. She mar., second, John 
Neels, of New York City, 8 May, 1866. He d. in New York City, 
12 April, 1894. No children. 

I935« "*• Charles Burnham, b. 13 April, 1832, in New York City; mar. Lu- 
cretia Sabray Buck, in Philadelphia, Penn., 20 Jan., 1855. She 
d. at Lake George, N. Y., 19 Aug., 1872. He mar., second, 
Frances E. Chase, of Brooklyn, N. Y., 24 June, 1875. 

1936. iv. Cornelia, b. 16 Sept., 1834, in Bloomfield, Conn. ; d. 3 Aug., 1838, 

in New York City. She was drowned in the cistern through the 
carelessness of a servant. 

1937. V. Edward Burnham, b. 6 May, 1838, in New York City; d. 30 Aug., 

1843, in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

1938. vi. Mary Jennette, b. 28 July, 1840, in New York City; d. 26 March, 

1854, in Brooklyn. 

1939. vii. Alice, b. i Nov., 1842, in New York City; mar. Jeremiah Crowell, 

of Brooklyn, N. Y.. 13 Sept., 1865. He was b. 8 Sept., 1837, in 
West Yarmouth, Mass., and d. of neuralgia of the heart in Great 
Barrington, Mass., 19 June, 1894. Children all b. in Brooklyn: 
I. Edward Colton, b. 31 July. 1868; d. 30 Nov., 1876. 2. Frank 
Osborne, b. 13 Nov., 1871 ; d. 15 Dec, 1871. 3. Ethel, b. 5 Nov., 
1873 ; d. in Great Barrington, Mass., 24 Aug., 1892. 

r 

1046. LESTER'^ {Demas^^'' and Mary {Woolworth), George,^" 
George,'^^ George,^^ Isaac,^ George^), b. 4 April, 1805, in Long- 
meadow, Mass. ; mar. Aurelia Holmes, in Glastenbury, Conn., 18 
March, 1833. He d. in Hartford, Conn., 16 June, 1834. She d. 12 
April, 1875. 

Child. 

1940. i- Lester Henry, b. 12 Jan., 1834, in Hartford. Conn.; mar. Hattie E. 
Rogers, in Bloomfield, Conn., 3 Dec, 1862. He d. 8 June, 1897, in 
Hartford, Conn. 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 275 

1049. ASA SMITH, Rev.^ {Jonathan Strong ^^'^ and Betsy {Daniel- 
son), Jonathan,^"^"' Cornet Isaac ^'^ George^^ Isaac,^ George'^), b. 26 
Oct., 1804, in Champion, Jefferson Co., N. Y. ; mar. 21 Feb., 1833, 
Margaret Schenck, dau. of Rev. William C. and Eliza Ann Schenck, in 
Princeton, N. J. She was b. in Princeton, N. J., 25 Jan., 1812. He 
graduated from Hamilton College 1827; studied in the Theological 
School at Princeton ; licensed to preach by the Presbytery of Philadel- 
phia, Penn., 1831; admitted to orders in the Protestant Episcopal 
Church, Philadelphia, 1833. Has served various parishes in New 
Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Delaware, but much of his time 
was devoted to teaching mathematics, languages, metaphysics and 
philosophy. Has contributed largely to magazines and newspapers over 
the signature of " C. S. A." and " A. S. C,", besides performing much 
other literary labor. Resided in Princeton, N. J., where he d. 19 Aug., 
1881. She d. in same place 10 May, 1893. 

Children. 

1941. i. William Henry, b. 9 Sept., 1834, in Morristown, N. J.; d. i April, 

1855, in Wilmington, Del. He had just completed his college 
course in the University of New York, and was preparing for the 
ministry of the Presbyterian Church. 

1942. ii. Charles Hoover, b. 22 Jan., 1836, in Morristown, N. J. ; unmarried. 

Lives in Princeton, 111. 

1943. iii. Edwin Strong, b. 8 April, 1839, in Bordentown, N. J.; unmarried; 

d. 31 Dec, 1910. 

1944. iv. Maria Elizabeth, b. 26 June, 1841, in Gulf Mills, Montgomery Co., 

Penn.; d. in Princeton, N. J., 11 Jan., 1904. 
1045. v. Joseph Scudder, Rev., b. 10 Nov., 1843, in West Vincent, Chester 
Co., Penn.; mar. Sophia Neely, of Brooklyn, N. Y., 10 Sept., 1873. 
He d. 7 April, 1902, in New York. See " Addenda." 

1946. vi. Emily Matilda, b. 31 March, 1845, in Towanda, Bradford Co., Penn. 

Resides in Princeton, N. J. 

1947. vii. Mary Frances Deare, b. 3 Aug., 1850, in Urbana, Frederick Co., 

Md. Resides in Fern Hill, Penn. 

1053. CHAUNCEY DONALDSON*' {Jonathan Strong ^^^ and 
Betsy {Danielson), Jonathan,'^^'' Cornet Isaac,'''^ George,^^ Isaac^ 

* This name was originally Danielson. It was by common consent changed to 
Donaldson, and is so written by all the mother's (Danielson) family. 



276 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

George ^), b. 29 Aug., 1810, in Gouverneur, N. Y. ; mar. Emily Smith, 
12 Jan., 1837, in Princeton, 111. She was dau. of Dea. Albigence 
(Alby) and Sally Hyde Smith, of Williamstown, Orange Co., Vt., b. 
24 March, 1818, and d. 8 Jan., 1892. He d. 7 Aug., 1895. Was a 
farmer; lived in Princeton, 111. 

Children all b. in Princeton, III. 

1948. i. Elizabeth, b. i May, 1838; d. 25 Oct., 1866. 

1949. ii. Asa Buel, b. 22 Feb., 1841 ; d. 25 Dec, 1847. 

1950. iii- Alby Smith, b. 5 April, 1846; graduated at Knox College, Gales, 
111., 1871 ; admitted to the bar of Illinois, Jan., 1877; mar. Ada- 
laide E. Waugh, in Boston, Mass., 20 Oct., 1881. He d. in Prince- 
ton, 111., 14 July, 1883. 
1951. iv. Alice Hyde, b. 27 Nov., 1849; graduated at Princeton High School, 
1S70; d. 25 March, 1891, in Park Ridge, 111. 

1952. V. Blel Preston, b. 23 March, 1852 ; graduated at Amherst College, 
Mass., 1874 ; mar. Charlotte Lucinda Zearing, in Chicago, 111., 24 
Dec, 1883. He d. 6 Sept., 1906. 
1953- vi. Sumner, b. 22 May, 1856; vl. 5 Oct., 1857. 

1954. vii. Ada, b. 26 June, 1859; mar. Reeve Norton, 24 June, 1886, in Prince- 

ton, 111. Children: I. Dee Howard, b. 22 Oct., 1887. 2. Alice 
Colton, b. 15 May, 1889; mar. 24 Aug., 1910, Edward Ernest 
Duesing. Resides in Normal, 111. 3. Clara Mildred, b. 17 Oct., 
1896. 4. John (or Merrill). 

1053. CYRUS ^ {Jonathan Strong ^^^ and Betsy {Danielson), Jona- 
than,^-' Cornet Isaac^'^ George, ^^ Isaac^ George'^), b. 13 Jan., 1814, 
in Gouverneur, N. Y. ; mar. Fidelia Lorinda Pitcher, in Martinsburg, 
Lewis Co., N. Y., 13 Aug., 1835. She was b. 13 Aug., 1817, and d. 
in Princeton, 111., 22 Sept., 1879. He d. in same place 21 Nov., 1889. 

Children all b. in Princeton, III. 

1955. i. LUCRETIA Maria, b. 11 Oct.. 1836; mar. Warren Eastman, 8 Dec, 

1857, in Princeton. 111.; d. 21 July, 1870. He mar., second, Mrs. 
Mary Floyd, 25 July, 1882. Children: i. Linnie Maria, b. 16 Oct., 
1858; mar. Henry Haslet Hock, in Princeton, 111., 9 April, 1878. 
Children: (a) Berthold Warren, b. 25 Feb., 1879. (b) Earl E., b. 27 
June, 1883. (c) Clement Lyle. b. 23 July, 1887. 2. Charles Warren, 
b. 4 Jan., i860; mar. Emma Mott, 28 Jan., 1886. Children: (a) 
Rolla Warren, (b) Pearl, (c) Lily. 3. Mary Irene, b. 3 Oct, 
1861, in Princeton, 111. ; mar. Richard Shepherd Neff, 16 Jan., 
1888. Child: Raymond Ezekiel. b. 25 May, 1891. 4. Harriet Oar- 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 277 

inda, b. 22 Oct., 1863; mar. Edwin W. Greene. 3 Jan., 1883, in 
Princeton, 111. Children: (a) Ralph Arnold, b. 28 Oct., 1883. (b) 
Maude Olive, b. 24 March, 1885. 5. Richard Herbert, b. 2 Nov., 
1866. 6. Harry Glenn, b. 7 Dec, 1868; mar. Minnie Myrtle Sheffer, 
8 Sept., 1897, in Champaign, 111. 

1956. ii. Eveline Louise, b. 18 Oct., 1839; mar. John Townsend Conner, 11 

Sept., 1859, in Princeton, 111. Children: i. Charles Elmer, b. 2 Feb., 
1861 ; d. 6 Sept., 1872. 2. Luella Fidelia, b. 22 Aug., 1863 ; mar. 

July, 1884, William A. Moseley. He d. . Child: Kathryn, 

b. 1886. 3. Frank Townsend, b. 10 April, 1871 ; mar. 

1902, Lena Bellings. Child: Elva Evelyn, b. 14 Nov., 1907. 4. John 
Colton, b. 12 Aug., 1873. 5. Clara Belle, b. 28 July, 1875; mar. 15 
Feb., 1899, William R. Childs. Children: (a) Willibel, b. 13 Sept., 
1901. (b) Lawrence Clark, b. 7 Oct., 1908. (c) John Elmer, b 
10 Jan., 1910. 6. Eva Nelle, b. 26 Aug., 1879; mar. July, 1904, 
Charles L. Trimble. Child: Virginia Phillis, b. 8 May, 1905. 7. 
Blanche Alva, b. 11 Dec, 1883. See "Addenda," No. 1956. for 
further data. 

1957. iii. Charles Pitcher or Pavson, b. 10 Feb., 1841 ; d. 4 March, 1871. 

He was a soldier through the whole Civil War. He enlisted May, 
1861, in the first call for three-months' men. Re-enlisted 22 Aug., 
1861, Co. E., 33rd Reg., 111. Vol. Inft. Discharged 26 Dec. 1861, 
for disability (had been captured by guerillas and paroUed). Re- 
enlisted as veteran Dec, 1861, mustered 7 March, 1862, Co. I., 6ist 
Reg., 111. Vol. Inft. Re-enlisted as veteran i March, 1864, mus- 
tered 30 April, 1864, as private, Co. I., 6ist Reg., 111. Vol. Inf. 
Mustered out 8 Sept., 1865, as Sergeant. He passed through many 
trying experiences, being taken prisoner, having bullets through his 
clothing, sickness from drinking poisoned water, etc., and finally 
succumbed to disease contracted in the service of the U. S. 

1958. iv. Levinia Elvira, b. 7 March, 1845 ; mar. Egbert Dorwin Scott, i 

Jan., 1879, in Rockford, 111. Children b. in Rock ford. III: i. 
Bertha Mae, b. 26 May, 188 1 ; mar. 6 July, 1909, George Grant 
Hurlock. of South Bend, Ind. He was b. 21 Feb., 1874. Child: 
Arthur Colton, b. 14 April, 19 10, at Muncie, Ind. 3. Erma Lillian, 
b. I Dec, 1884; mar. 26 Jan., 1910, Frederick Otto Hagan, Jr., b. 
26 Jan., 1883. Child: Maurice Egbert, b. 3 Nov., 1910, at Sturgis, 
Mich. 3. Mildred, b. 15 Aug., 1887; d. 8 Feb., 1888. See "Ad- 
denda." 
I9S9* ^- Seth Walter, b. 3 Dec, 1857; mar. Lizzie Roberts, of Princeton, 111., 
20 Jan., 1883, in Morris, 111. 

1054. EGBERT ELLENWOOD ' {Jonathan Strong "° and Betsy 
{Danielson), Jonathan,^^'' Cornet Isaac,'''^ George,^^ Isaac,^ George'^), 



278 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

b. 2 Dec, 1816, in Gouverneur, N. Y. ; mar. Nancy Lathrop Smith, 
2 Dec, 1840, in Princeton, 111. She d. — May, 1843, without issue. 
He mar., second, Emily W. Kinsman, 2 Dec, 1845, in Princeton, 111. 
She was b. — July, 1816; d. — Jan., 1894. 

Child by second wife, Emily W. 

i960, i. Lucia Maria, b. 14 March, 1847; mar. Charles Phelps Bascom, 11 
Dec, 1867, in Princeton, 111. He d. 28 July, 1876. He was son of 
Rev. Flavel Bascom, U. U., a bright, promising man; junior editor 
of the Bureau Co. " Republican," and active in church, public and 
social matters. No children. 

1055. LEWIS JANES' {Jonathan Strong ^^"^ and Betsy {Daniel- 
son), Jo7iathan,--'^ Cornet Isaac ~'^ George,^^ Isaac,- George^), b. 14 
March, in Gouverneur, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y. ; mar. Mary Ann 
Phelps, 18 Nov., 1841, in Princeton, 111. Farmer. When about 
eighteen years of age he went with his parents and settled in Princeton, 
III. In 1876 he removed with his family to Girard, Kansas, where he 
d. 11 March, 1897. He was ruling elder in the Presbyterian church in 
that city for many years, superintendent of their Sunday School and 
active in all church work. 

Children all b. in Princeton, III. 

1961. i. LuciNDA Cathari.ne, b. 8 Sept., 1847; mar. Frank W. Patterson, 14 

Dec, 1881, in Girard, Kansas, now, 1898, living in Fort Smith, 
Ark. Children: I. Clara Sarah, b. i Sept., 1883; d. 16 April, 1888. 
2. Walter Colton, b. 17 Feb., 1885; mar. 4 April, 1909, Kate Loud, 
b. 13 Nov., 1884 at Maple City, Kan. Child: Clara Hell, b. 19 May, 
1910. 3. Edna Lenore, b. i Aug., 1892. 

1962. ii. Flora Isabella, b. 26 Dec, 1849; mar. George T. Carpenter, M. D., 

D. D. S., 28 Dec, 1887, in Girard, Kan. No children 1897. 

1963. iii. Willis Pavson, b. 2 June, 1855; mar. Lenna Brown, 24 Dec. 1883. 

U. S. mail agent. Fort Scott, Kan. No children iSg?. 

1964. iv. Mary Elizabeth, b. 24 Feb., 1866; mar. Lloyd W. Johnson, 19 Dec, 

1888. Resides Girard, Kan. 

1056. ELI RUSSELL' {Jonathan Strong^'''' and Betsy {Daniel- 
son), Jonathan,--^ Cornet Isaac,'^ George,^^ Isaac,- George^), b. 13 
July, 1820, in Gouverneur, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y. ; mar. Amelia 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 279 

Maria Smith, 26 Jan., 1843, in Princeton, Bureau Co., 111. She was 
b. 28 Nov., 1820, in Lyons, N. Y. ; d. 21 Aug., 1867, in Oshkosh, 
Wis. He mar., second, Mrs. Catharine R. (Groot) Sherwood, 19 Dec, 
1870. She was b. in N. Y., 1832. He d. 30 Jan., 1871, in Antigo, 
Wis. He went to Wisconsin in 1843 ; was for several years a Justice 
of the Peace in Oshkosh, and at one time U. S. Revenue Assessor. 

Children. 

1965. i. Emma Amelia, b. 29 Dec, 1843, in Pewaukee, Waukesha Co., Wis. 

Resides in Sheldon, Iowa. 

1966. ii. Ellen Elizabeth, b. 23 Aug., 1845, in Lake Mills, Jefferson Co., 

Wis. ; mar. Henry Clay HoUenbeck, 22 Jan., 1863, in Oshkosh, 
Wis. He d. 12 June, 1897. Children: i. Benjamin Franklin, b. 
7 Dec, 1863, in Green Lake, Wis. ; mar. Sadie Dorothea Hoeppner, 
16 June, 1898. Children: (a) Henry Clay, b. 20 Sept., 1899. (b) 
Anna Marie, b. 28 Aug., 1901. (c) Beatrice Frances, b. 4 Nov., 
1904. 2. Louis Colton, b. 25 March, 1868, in Ripon, Wis. ; mar. 
Edna Florence Gillespie, 27 Sept., 1893. Children: (a) Clay Gill- 
espie, b. 8 Sept., 1897, in White Lake, So. Dak. (b) Lois Claire, 
b. I Feb., 1899, in White Lake, S. D. (c) Norma Eleanor, b. 23 
Jan., 1902; d. July, 1904. (d) Lynn Carleton, b. 2 July, 1907. 3. 
Nellie H., b. 23 Nov., 1869, in Green Lake, Wis. ; mar. Winfield 
Scott Ayers, 15 April, 1896. 4. Norman Whittemore, b. 7 Oct., 
1873; mar. Lillian Frances Bark, 21 June, 1906, at Wawatosa, Wis., 
Child: Alice Elizabeth, b. 29 March, 1909. 5. Henry Stanley, b. 22 
May, 1878, in Lynn, Iowa. Medical Missionary in Africa in 191 1. 
6. Earl David, b. 21 July, 1883; mar. Maude S. Bush, Sioux City, 
Iowa, 21 May, 1907. 

1967. iii. Frances Caroline, b. 25 Sept., 1847, in Lake Mills, Jefferson Co., 

Wis. ; d. 23 April, 1869, in Oshkosh, Wis. 

1968. iv. Harriet Louisa, b. 8 Jan., 1850, in Medina, Dane Co., Wis. ; mar. 

John Singleton Bazeley, 18 Jan., 1872, in Oshkosh, Wis. He was 
b. 18 Dec, 1844, in Green Bay, Wis. Children all b. in Green Lake, 
Wis.: I. Edith Amelia, b. 7 Nov., 1872; mar. James Burdette Crook, 
16 Dec, 1896. Children: (a) Louisa, b. 20 March, 1898. (b) David 
Reed, b. 23 July, 1899. (c) Dorothy, b. 12 Jan., 1901. (d) Elnora, 
b. 28 Nov., 1905. (e) Morris Burdette, b. 29 Sept., 1907. (f) 
Helen Harriet, b. 7 June, 1909. 2. Florence Emma, b. 31 Oct., 
1874; mar. William Ralston Hill, 26 Sept., 1893. Children: (a) 
Irma Edith, b. 5 Aug., 1895. (b) Fern Harriet, b. 26 Oct., 1897. 
(c) Hazel Hannah, b. 28 Oct., 1904. (d) Alice Marie, b. 18 June, 
igo8. 3. Alice Louise, b. 15 June, 1876; mar. Henry Philander West, 



280 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

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i6 Jan., 1909. He was b. 4 Nov., 1855. 4. Amy Frances, b. 7 
Feb., 1887. 
1969. V. George Russell, b. 2 Sept., 1853, in Oshkosh, Winnebago Co., Wis.; 
mar. Stella B. Allen, 13 Nov., 1876, in Green Lake. Wis. She was 
b. 8 Feb., 1857. Farmer, Ripon, Wis. 

1970. vi. Edith May, b. 30 May, 1861, in Oshkosh, Winnebago Co., Wis.; mar. 

Asel Fred. Heath, 15 Nov., 1881. Children both b. in Spirit Lake, 
Iowa.: I. Ada Frances, b. 23 March, 1884. 2. Jennie Grace, b. 28 
Nov., 1885. 

1058. WILLIAM HENRY ^ {William''''" and Hannah {Dorwin), 
Jonathan,'^'^'' Cornet Isaac,'''' George,''^ Isaacs George ^ ) , b. 20 Sept., 
1809, in Champion, Jefferson Co., N. Y. ; mar. Maria Dame, dau. of 
Aaron Dame, of Belleville, Hastings Co., Ont., Can., 22 May, 1837. 
Studied the science of music, and went to Kingston, Ontario, and taught 
it there and in other towns in the Provinces. Later he established him- 
self in mercantile business in the town of Colborne, Ontario, where he 
d. 19 Aug., 1882. Has held several honorable offices, both by election 
and by gift of the government. His widow d. 2 Sept., 1887. 

Children all h. in Colborne, Ontario, Can. 

1971. >• William Wallace, M. D., b. 19 April, 1839; mar. Diantha Finton, 

25 Dec, 1864, in Colborne; d. — June, 1889. 

1972. ii- Marshall Henry, b. 20 April, 1841 ; mar. Eliza Crandell, 17 Nov., 

1864, in Colborne. 
1973. iii. Helen E. (adopted), b. 14 Aug., 1856; mar. John Grant MacKay, 30 
June, 1880, in Colborne. Ont.. Can. Children: i. Melville Le Roy, 
b. 29 Oct., 1884, in Hamilton, Ont., Can. 2. John Grant, b. 7 Oct., 
1885, in Toronto, Ont., Can. 3. William Nevarre, b. 11 Jan., 1890, 
in Windsor, Ont., Can. Resides in Detroit. Mich. 

1068B. CLINTON ' {Electa'^'* and Elijah {Hough), Jonathan,^" 
Cornet Isaac,""^ George,''^ Isaac,^ George^), b. 11 Dec, 1814, near 
Watertown, N. Y. ; mar. Sarah H. Wiley, in New York City, 7 April, 
1842; d. in Brooklyn, N. Y., 9 June, 1859. He was a wholesale 
grocer in New York City. 

Children. 

1974. i. Edward, b. 31 Dec, .842, in New York City; d. 29 March, 1899, in 
Elizabeth, N. J. 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 281 

1975. ii. Elizabeth, b. 21 Sept., 1844, in New York City; d. 17 Dec, 1864, in 

Brooklyn, N. Y. 

1976. iii. Sarah H., b. 9 June, 1846, in Brookl)m, N. Y. ; mar. Everavus W. 

Lee, in Brooklyn, N. Y., 21 April, 1873. Child: Mabel E., b. 16 
Dec, 1874. 

1977. iv. William Clinton, b. 5 March, 1854. 

Note. — By reference to No. 514 it will be seen that the above Clinton Colton 
was the third child of Electa (Colton) Hough and that his full name, there- 
fore, was Clinton Colton Hough. He left home when about fifteen or sixteen 
years of age, and made his way to New York City, where, perhaps from fear 
that he might be obliged to return home and to a local business that was very 
distasteful to him, he dropped the paternal name of Hough and introduced 
himself by the name of Clinton Colton. By industry and close attention to 
business he soon made an honorable place for himself and gradually secured a 
competence. He never disclosed to his family the facts respecting his family 
name, but these are now established beyond a doubt as here stated, and although 
not born to the name, his manly energy, enterprise, persistence and business in- 
tegrity fully entitle him to the name of his choice and a place in this record. 

G. W. C. 

1073. HENRY R. SEYMOUR' {Manly ^^^ and Mary A. {Stod- 
dart), Joseph^^^ Gideon,'''^ Joseph^^ Isaac,^ George'^), b. 1 Sept., 
1833, in Buffalo, N. Y. ; mar. Elizabeth Pope, dau. of Alexander Pope, 
of Boston, Mass., 13 July, 1871. She d. 29 Aug., 1896. Cashier of 
Merchants and Miners Bank, Caliunet, L. S., Michigan. 

Children b. in Calumet, Mich. 

1978. i. Henry Seymour, b. 24 Nov., 1872. 

1979. ii. Gertrude Graham, b. 3 April, 1874. 

1089. ABRAM WALTERS {Carlos ^^^ and Sophia A. {Brigham), 
Dr. Walter, ""^^ Gideon^' Joseph^^ Isaac,^ George'^), b. 26 Dec, 1834, 
in Adams, Seneca Co., Ohio; mar. Catharine Van Horn, in Bergen, 
N. J., 26 Dec, 1869. Lives in Toledo, Ohio. Was for several years 
engaged in the shipping and commission business in Toledo ; now Gen- 
eral Manager of the Wabash and Erie Fast Freight Line. 

Children. 

1980. i. Kate Cornelia, b. 28 July, 1871, in Bergen, N. J. 

1981. ii. Olive Almyra, b. 2 Sept., 1873, in Toledo, O. ; mar. Edward Gris- 

wold Hollister, of Buffalo, N. Y., 12 Dec, 1899, in Toledo, O. 



2C2 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

1093. ALPHEUS FELCH ' [Carlos"-^ and Sophia A. {Brlgliam), 
Dr. Walter,^^^ Gideon,"' Joseph,^"" Isaac,^ George^), b. 11 Aug., 1846, 
in Monroe, Mich.; mar. Nellie Neal, dau. of John S. Neal, 18 March, 
1886, in Toledo, Ohio. He pursued art studies in the National Acad- 
emy of Design in New York City in 1868, '69 and '70, and subse- 
quently in Munich, Germany. For the later years of his life he was 
engaged in continuing the insurance business established by his father 
in Toledo, Ohio. He d. 22 April, 1898, in Toledo, O. 

Child. 

1982. Neal, b. i July, 1887; d. 15 Nov., 1887. 

1094. SHELDON ^ Lieut. {Hamilton'^-'' and Melinda S. {Allen), 
Dr. Walter,^'^^ Gideon,'" Joseph,'^ Isaac,- George^), b. 9 Jan., 1835, 
in Milan, Ohio; mar. Mary L. Whiting, 4 Oct., 1864. She was b. 9 
March, 1841. Assisted in recruiting the 67th Reg., Ohio Vol. Inf., 
of which he was made First Lieutenant in Co. K., and was mustered 
into service 4 Oct., 1861. In the movements in the Shenandoah Valley 
the division under Gen. Shields, with which this Regiment was con- 
nected, met " Stonewall " Jackson's division near Winchester, Va., 23 
March, 1862. Near the close of an all-day's sharp engagement he was 
struck in the right hip by a Minie ball, receiving a wound thoroughly 
disabling him from further military service, and he was " honorably 
discharged on account of wounds received in action," 9 Oct., 1862. 
Since May, 1879, Accountant of Columbus, Hocking Valley and 
Toledo Railway, Colvunbus, Ohio. 

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Children. 

1983. i- Allen Hamilton, b. 18 July, 1865; mar. Celeste Strickler, in Topeka, 

Kan., 13 May, 1889. 

1984. ii- Walter Raymond, b. 21 July, 1871, in Granville, Ohio; mar. Hattie 

Dempey, 8 June, 1896, in Columbus, Ohio. 
1985. iii. Arthur Whiting, b. 31 Oct., 1873, in Columbus, O. ; mar. Alberta 
H. Beach, 6 April, 1898, in Kansas City, Mo. 
1986. iv. Frederick Ernest, b. 25 Oct., 1875, in Columbus, O. ; mar. Margaret 
Gertrude Eastman, 9 Dec, 1896, in Columbus, O. 

1987. V. Harriet Matilda, b. 30 April, 1881, in Columbus, O. 

1988. vi. Louise, b. 18 May, 1883, in Columbus, O. 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 283 

1114. ERASTUS, Rev."^ {Rufus"^^ and Mary {Button), Joseph,''^'' 

Benjamin,^' Benjamin,^^ Isaac,- George), b. 12 April, 1806, in West 
Springiield, Mass.; mar. Jennette Maria Allen, of Meriden, Conn., 
13 Sept., 1838. She was b. 30 Jan., 1817, in Meriden, and d. 1 Feb., 
1849, in Michigan City, Indiana. He mar., second, Jane Almira Prud- 
den, of Orange, Conn., 5 Aug., 1850. She was b. 29 March, 1823, in 
Orange, and d. 17 March, 1856, in Millville, N. Y. He mar., third, 
Mary Ann Mather, of Cromwell, Conn., 9 Nov., 1858. She d. 19 
Jan., 1883, in New Haven, Conn. Graduated at Yale College with 
honors 1832, and from the New Haven Theological Seminary 1837; 
was pastor of church in Cheshire, Conn., 1837 to 1843; in Michigan 
City, Ind., 1844 to 1849; in Niles, Mich., 1850 to 1852; in Southwick, 
Mass., 1858 to 1861, and subsequently in Northfield, Conn. In 1864, 
entered the Army in the Christian Commission, and served thirteen 
months ; then for -five years was agent of the Freedman's Union Com- 
mission, and afterwards for many years pastor of the Congregational 
Church in Willington, Conn., and, later, ministered to a church in 
Shirland, 111., till infirmities obliged him to resign from active duty. 
His later days were spent with his son, Edward P., in Roscoe, 111., 
where he d. 31 Jan., 1892. 

Children by second wife, Jane A. 

1989. i- Edward Prudden, b. 12 June, 1853, in Orange, Conn.; mar. Elizabeth 
Nelson Woods, of Brooklyn, N. Y., 16 June, 1875. 
1990. ii. Jane Jennette, b. 12 Feb., 1856, in Millville, N. Y. ; mar. Edwin 
Lyman Guild, of Wheaton, 111., 6 June, 1877. He was b. 13 Aug., 
1855. She d. 22 Sept., 1880, in Minneapolis, Minn. Child: Ray Col- 
ton, b. 20 Jan., 1870, in Wheaton, 111.. ; d. i May, i88o, in Minne- 
apolis, Minn. 

1117. EDWARD^ [Rttfus^"^^ and Lucretia {Day), J oseph,''^^ Ben- 
jamin,^'' Benjamin,"^ Isaac,^ George^), b. 19 Sept., 1811, in West 
Springfield, Mass.; mar. Emily Burlingame, dau. of Rev. Mr. Bur- 
lingame, in Greenville, 111., 16 Oct., 1843. She was b. 5 Aug., 1818, 
in Sterling, Conn., and d. 28 July, 1880. Soon after marriage he re- 
moved to Bentonsport, Iowa, where he lived till his death, 29 May, 
1890. He was a farmer and also engaged in a manufacturing busi- 



284 THE COLTON FAMILY. 

ness; was an active citizen, and highly respected in the community. 
For many years he was a Deacon in the Congregational Church. 

Children all b. in Bentonsport, Iowa. 

1991. i. LucRETiA, b. 16 Sept., 1844; mar. James L. Mason, in Bentonsport, 

9 April, 1865. He was b. 22 March, 1845, in Franklinville, N. Y. 
She d. 14 Dec, 1883. Children: i. Lewis Winslow, b. 10 Jan., 
1866, in Bentonsport; d. 17 Jan., 1084. 2. Emily Burlingame, b. 
16 Oct., 1867, in Bentonsport; mar. C. J. Tisdel, 3 Sept., 1889. 
Resides in Evanston, 111. Children: (a) Dona Mason, b. 2$ Nov., 
1891. (b) James Clark, b. 22 June, 1896. 3. Cornelia Gertrude, 
b. 6 July, 1869, in Memphis, Mo. ; d. 26 July, 1869. 4. Mary 
Miller, b. 15 July, 1870, in Memphis, Mo. 5. Ann Eliza, b. 12 
Aug., 1872 ; d. 19 April, 1874. 6. Carrie Edith, b. 25 Jan., 1881, 
Des Moines, Iowa. 

1992. ii. Edward Day, b. 8 Jan., 1845; d. 1 March, 1851. 

1003. iii. Erastus, b. 9 Dec, 1847 ; mar. Rebecca Jane Creswell, in Bentons- 
port, 21 Dec, 1871. 

1994. iv. Annie Ei.iza, b. 21 Aug., 1849; d. i March, 1851. 

1995. V. Lucy Hrow.m, b. 28 March, 1861 ; mar. Theodore Francis Wilson, 30 

Aug., 1870. He was b. 21 Dec, 1845, in Palmyra, N. Y. Children: 
I. Theodore Isie, b. 27 June, 1874, in Buffalo, N. Y. 2. Lulie 
Lenora, b. 5 April, 1878. 3. Harry Colton, b. 31 Aug., 1880, in 
Attica, N. Y. 

1996. vi. Cornelia Gertrude, b. 8 March, 1853 ; mar. Thomas Benton Gunn, 

M. D., IS Oct., 1874, in Bentonsport, Iowa. He was b. 21 April, 
1846. Children: I. Dana Montrose, b. 11 Jan., 1876, in Etna, 
Mo.; d. 19 Dec, 1882. 2. Edgar Colton, b. 11 Sept., 1878, in 
Memphis, Mo. 3. Benjamin, b. 10 Feb., 1882. North Vakima, 
Wash. 

1997. vii. Dana Burlingame, b. 25 June. 1856. 

1118. JOSEPH, General ■^ {Rufus^'"'' and Lucretia {Day), 
Joseph,'^'' Benjamin,^'' Benjamin*'' Isaac,^ George^), h. 19 Dec, 
1813, in West Springfield, Mass.; mar. Lucia M. Smith, of Amherst, 
Mass., 1 April, 1835. She was b. in 1819, and d. in New York City, 
15 July, 1853. He mar., second, Mrs. Emily (Stockbridge) Foote, 
widow of Dr. E. F. Foote, of New Haven, Conn., 30 Jan., 1879. He 
learned the trade of tailor of Elam Stockbridge, of Springfield, Mass., 
and for several years was a merchant tailor in Amherst, Mass., and, 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 285 

later, a commission merchant in New York City. While still a yoting 
man he went to the South, and entered into business in Tennessee, re- 
maining there till 1878, when he returned to the North, and settled in 
New Haven, Conn,, where he d. 9 May, 1895. She had married first, 
4 March, 1824, S. W. Allis, proprietor of the New Haven Hotel, who 
d. 18 Sept., 1868, in New Haven, Conn. She mar., second. Dr. E. F. 

Foote, of New Haven, 1869, and third, Gen. Colton. By her 

first husband she had three children, one of whom died while a student 
in Yale College, and a considerable portion of her estate was given to 
that institution in his memory. General Colton was a man of genial 
temperament, of a most benevolent disposition, and modest and unas- 
suming almost to a fault. He was noted for his love of children and 
of flowers. In Tennessee, when the v;ar broke out, although a man of 
strong northern principles, the fact that he had lived in the South for 
many years made him sympathize with the Southern cause. He was 
made Aide-de-Camp to Gen. Pemberton during the siege of Vicksburg, 
and received his commission of General there, on account of conspicu- 
ous service. He was chosen by Gen. Pemberton to carry dispatches of 
the greatest importance to Jefferson Davis, who was then supposed to 
be in Mobile, Ala., with orders to deliver them into no other hands. 
Arriving there he found Davis had gone to Montgomery, Ala. ; but his 
journey was not ended there, for he had to follow through North Caro- 
lina to Richmond, Va., before his conmiission was executed. Gen. 
Colton had been in the saddle forty-five days, and had ridden 1480 
miles. He remained with the Confederate Army till the close of the 
war, when, finding most of his friends dead or impoverished, he came 
North, and remained here most of the time till his death. 

Children. 

1998. i. Hemrietta, b. 3 Aug., 1837, in Amherst, Mass.; mar. Rev. Thomas 

Castleton, of Baton Rouge, La., in 1859. They were wrecked, and 
perished in the Gulf of Mexico in 1865. 

1999. ii. Catharine Amelia, b. 7 Sept., 1841, in Ravenna, Ohio; mar. Hon. 

Nathan Berwick, of St. Mary's Parish, La., 18 Oct., i860. He was 
of Scotch descent and lived on and worked a large sugar plantation. 

He d. 1867. She mar., second, Tristram S. Easton, of St. 

Mary's Parish, La., 22 Oct., 1876. Children by first marriage: \. 



286 THE COLTON FAMILY. 

Jefferson Davis, b. 1861. 2. Emelius Fuller, b. 1863. 

3. David Colton, b. 1865. 4. Nathan Comstock, b. 



1868. Children by second marriage: 5. Katherine Beach, b. 1877. 
6. Mary Lucia, b. 1879. 7. Tristram Beach, b. 1883. 

1121. SOLOMON^ {Rufus^^^ and Lucretia {Day), Joseph,''^'' 
Benjamin,^' Benjamin,*'^ Isaac,^ George'^), b. 22 Dec, 1819, in West 
Springfield, Mass. ; mar. Maria Cordelia Nims, of Harwinton, Conn., 
2 Feb., 1842. She d. 13 July, 1881. In early life a tailor, later a 
merchant in New York City, now, 1898, retired from active business. 

Child. 

2000. Edgar Elisha, b. 31 July, 1844, in Harwinton, Conn. ; mar. Lizetta 
Maria Lounsbury, in Brooklyn, N. Y., 15 Oct., 1873. She was b. 
26 Sept., 1847, in Greenwich, Conn. 

1124. BENJAMIN^ {Chauncey^^^- and Sibyl {Taylor), Capt. 
John Gunn,^*° Benjamin^^ Benjamin,^^ Isaac^ George'^), b. 5 Nov., 
1798, in West Springfield, Mass.; mar. Eliza Watson, in Enfield, 
Conn., 22 Oct., 1828. She was b. 28 Sept., 1801, in East Windsor, 
Conn., and d. 9 June, 1880. He was a shoemaker and farmer; d. in 
West Springfield, Mass.. 2 Feb., 1882. 

Children. 

2001. i. Frederick Watson, b. 6 Oct., 1829, in East Windsor, Conn.; d. 11 
Sept., 1830. 

3002. ii. Harriet Newell, b. 10 Aug., 1831, in East Windsor; mar. Burgher 

Van Horn, of Sing Sing. N. Y., 11 May, 1852, in West Springfield, 
Mass. Child: Sarah Lillian, b. 17 March, 1853, in Sing Sing, N. Y. ; 
mar. David H. Jackson, of Sing Sing. Children all b. in New York 
City: (a) Harriet M., b. 30 March, 1873; mar. Albert Goldsmith, 
20 July, 1892. Child: Harry L., b. 6 Oct., 1894, in Greenport, L. I. 
(b) Harry Oren, b. 13 Aug., 1874; d. 30 Dec, 1874. (c) Charles 
Frederick, b. 4 Aug., 1875 ; d. 20 July, 1876. (d) Edward Watson, 
b. 7 June, 1877; d. 19 Sept., 1878. (e) Arthur Lewis, b. 23 May, 
1879. (f) Deming Lancaster, b. 17 May, 1889. 

3003. iii. Bessie, b. 30 March, 1834, in East Windsor, Conn. ; mar. Charle» 

Harrison Spring, M. D., of Boston, Mass., 18 Nov., 1858, in West 
Springfield, Mass. He d. 9 Dec, 1887, in Boston, Mass. Children 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 287 

both b. in Boston, Mass.: I. Charles Francis, b. 28 Aug., 1862; mar. 
Minnie Ripley Atwood, in Boston, Mass. She was b. 30 Dec, 1863, 
in Roxbury, Mass. He d. 12 May, 1895, in Dorchester, Mass. 
Children: (a) Bessie Atwood, b. 22 April, 1885, in Brighton, Mass. 
(b) Francis Colton, b. 6 Jan., 1888, in Roxbury, Mass. (c) Charles 
Francis, b. 20 July, 1890, in Dorchester, Mass. ; d. 5 Sept., i8go. 
(d) Charles Colton, b. 2 Nov., 1892, in Dorchester; d. 28 Oct., 
1893. (e) Chester Ripley, b. 21 Nov., 1892; d. 11 June, 1893. (f) 
Marion Ripley, b. 13 Aug., 1894, in Dorchester. 2. Edward Colton, 
b. 28 Aug., 1867; mar. Mary Frances Dorr, 17 May, 1892, in Dor- 
chester, Mass. She was b. in Dorchester, 14 March, 1869. Children: 
(a) Dorothy, b. 21 July, 1895, in Revere, Mass. (b) Gardiner 
Dorr, b. December, 1901. 
2004. iv. Benjamin Watson, b. 10 Sept., 1837, in West Springfield, Mass.; 
mar. Cinderella Britto, of New York, 7 Dec, 1864. 



1137. LEONARD^ iChawicey^"^ and Sibyl {Taylor), Capt. John 
Gunn,^*° Benjamin,^'^ Benjamin,^^ Isaac,^ George'^), b. 29 Aug., 1804, 
in Chester, Mass.; mar. Eliza Phelps, in Turin, N. Y., 13 April, 1828. 
She was b. 25 April, 1807, in Turin, and d. there 22 Aug., 1877. He 
d. in Turin, 18 Sept., 1881. 

Children all b. in Turin, Lewis Co., N . Y . 

2005. i. Caroline Amanda, b. 22 June, 1829; d. 17 Sept., 1850, in Turin. 

2006. ii. Helen Elizabeth, b. 4 Feb., 1831 ; d. 22 Aug., 1857. 

2007. iii- Chauncey Wayne, b. 22 Nov., 1832 ; mar. Louise M. Riggs, 3 Feb., 

1859, in Turin, N. Y. 

2008. iv. Leonard James, b. 23 May, 1838; mar. Juliette Crofoot, 18 Nov., 

1869, in Copenhagen, N. Y. He d. 18 Aug., 1889. She d. 24 
Aug., 1887. 

2009. v. Eliza Jane, b. 23 May, 1838; mar. John Johnson, ; d. in 

Turin, N. Y., 28 Dec, 1889. No children. 

2010. vi. Martha Maria, b. 12 Aug., 1841 ; mar. Frank E. Root, 17 Sept., 

1865, in Turin, N. Y. He d. in Steamboat Rock, Iowa, 28 Sept., 
1868. She mar., second, T. Frank Gladwin, of Brooklyn, N. Y., 
8 Jan., 1878, in Boonville, N. Y. Child: Frank Colton, b. 26 Feb., 
1880, in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

201 1. vii. Sarah Cornelia, b. 13 Dec, 1845. 



288 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

1128. CHAUNCEY" {Chauncey^*^ and Sibyl {Taylor), Capt. 
John Gutm,'-'*'^ Benjajnin,"^ Benjamin,'-^ Isaac,'- Geoi-ge '), b. 28 Sept., 
1807, in Chester, Mass. ; mar. Anna Miller, dau. of Joel and Hannah 
(Edy) Miller, 31 Oct., 1830, in Springfield, Mass. She was b. 5 
Sept., 1814, in Springfield, Mass., and d. 26 June, 1897, in New York 
City. He d. 22 Jan., 1881, in Brooklyn, N. Y. His early business life 
was spent in Springfield, Mass. When about twenty-one he moved to 
Northampton, and engaged in the furniture business, and so con- 
tinued for fifty years. He was one of the organizers of the "Edwards" 
Church, in which he was a deacon and for many years the superin- 
tendent of the Sunday School, and an active participant in all phases 
of church work. He was highly esteemed for his integrity and up- 
rightness, and enjoyed the confidence and respect of all with whom 
he had any relation. 

Child. 

2012. Thikza MU.LER, b. 30 Oct., 1834, it. Northampton, Mass. ; mar. Lucius 
D. Stone, of Champlain, N. Y., 7 Sept., 1859, now (1900) residing in 
Montreal, Can. Child: Howard Colton, b. 12 June, i860, in North- 
ampton, Mass.; mar. Eloise Gould Haight, 11 April, 1888, in Newark, 
N. J. Children: (a) Rosalind, b. 28 Nov., 1889, in East Orange, N. J. 
(b) Howard Colton, b. 7 June, 1891, in East Orange, N. J.; d. 16 
Dec, 1891. (c) Chauncey Gould, b. 15 April. 1897. in New York 
City. 

1130. AARON' {Quartius^*- ami Nancy {Thrall), Capt. John 
Gu7in,-*^ Benjamin,'^^ Brnjamin,^^ Isaac,'^ George^), b. 6 July, 1801, 
in Butternuts, N. Y. ; mar. Margaret Magrath, 27 April, 1837, in 
New York City. He d. 24 May. 1884, in West Hartwick, N. Y. She 
d. 16 June, 1884, in Milford, N. Y. Farmer. 

Children. 

2013. i. Lewis Ferris, b. in Westchester Co.. N. Y., 27 March, 1838. En- 

listed in the United States Infantry (Regulars), April, 1862, in 
Cooperstown, N. Y. ; appointed Corporal ; killed by a shell, 30 
April, 1863, near Chancellorsville, Va. 

2014, ii. Mary E., b. 4 June, 1843, in West Winfield, Herkimer Co., N. Y. ; 



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mar. Henry Heniker, 24 Dec, 1866. He d. 20 June, 1893, in Hart- 
wick, Otsego Co., N. Y. Children: i. Sidney Smith, b. 25 May, 
1869, in Laurens, Otsego Co., N. Y. ; d. 17 June, 1880. 2. Chaun- 
cey Butler, b. 20 Feb., 1871, in Laurens, N. Y. 
2015. iii- Sidney Smith, b. 3 July, 1847, in West Hartwick, Otsego Co., N. Y. ; 
mar. Fannie M. Snyder, 7 Jan., 1884 in Saratoga Springs, N. Y. 



1133. JEFFERSON^ {Qiiartius """^ and Nancy {Thrall), Capt. 
John Gunn,^*^ Benjamin,^^ Benjainin,^^ haac,^ George'^), b. 22 Jan., 

1807, in Butternuts, N. Y. ; mar. Elizabeth E. Ufford, 29 April, 1830, 
in Lee, Oneida Co., N. Y. ; settled in Camden, Oneida Co., N. Y., 
where he d. 16 May, 1849. 

Children. 

2016. i. Sarah Elizabeth, b. 7 Feb., 183 1 ; mar. Dr. John G. Seewir, 22 Feb., 

1854, in Camden, N. Y. Children: 1. Charles Collon, b. 29 Nov., 
1854. 2. Lizzie Louise, b. 9 Nov., 1856. 

2017. ii. Nancy Thrall, b. 23 Oct., 1832; mar. Abel L. Reed, 22 Feb., 1854. 

She d. 17 May, 1866. Children: i. Kate Louise, b. 26 March, 1855 ; 
d. 6 May, 1862. 2. Belle, b. 6 Nov., 1859. 3. Jefferson Colton, b. 
26 Sept., 1861. 4. Frederick B., b. 20 Sept., 1866; d. 21 April, 1867. 

2018. iii. Louvius Hazen, b. 8 Feb., 1835; d. 16 March, 1835. 
21 19. iv. Alfred Barnum, b. 25 Sept., 1840; d. 24 Sept., 1841. 

2020. v. Mary Elizabeth, b. 26 Nov., 1846; mar. H. Spencer Wright, 23 Oct., 

1866, in New York City. Children: I. Alice Elizabeth, b. 8 Aug., 
1857; d. 27 Nov., 1868. 2. Henry Davis, b. 22 Nov., 1869; d. 13 
Jan., 1873. 3. Hattie Spencer, b. 14 Nov., 1871. 4. Henry Spencer, 
b. 20 Aug., 1873; d. 12 Aug., 1874. 

2021. vi. Louisa Delia, b. 26 Feb., 1849; d i Oct., 1856. 

1133. MARCUS' {Quartius^^^ and Nancy {Thrall), Capt. John 
Gunn,^^ Benjamin,'*'^ Benjamin,^^ Isaac,^ George'^), b. 27 March, 

1808, in Butternuts, Otsego Co., N. Y. ; mar. Mary Wilson, 2 Feb., 
1843, in Natchez, Miss. He went to the south about the year 1840, 
and settled in Natchez, where he established himself in his business of 
a jeweller. He d. there 4 Oct., 1851. 

19 



290 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 



Children. 



2022. i. Lewis Marcus, b. 8 Jan., 1844, in Natchez, Miss. 

2023. ii. Charles Oliver, b. 16 Oct., 1845, in Philadelphia, Penn. ; mar. May 

E. Brodrick, in Cincinnati, O. ; d. 14 April, 1891, in Atlanta, Ga. 

2024. iii. Mary Brown, b. 4 May, 1849, in Natchez, Miss. 

1140. GEORGE E." {Quartius ^^^ and Mary {Hogeboome), Capt. 
John Gunn,^*^^ Benjamin,^'^ Bcnjafnin,^^ Isaac," George'^), b. 28 Feb., 
1828, in Butternuts, N. Y. ; mar. Sarah M. Dutchess, dau. of David 
and Sally Emerson Dutchess, 24 July, 1856, in Vicksburg, Kalamazoo 
Co., Mich. She was b. 1 March, 1838, in Conquest, Cayuga Co., N. 
Y., and d. 20 Jan., 1893. He enlisted 3 Jan., 1864, in Co. G., 1st 
Regt., Mich. Engineers and Mechanics; d. 23 June, 1865, while in 
the U. S. Army, in Fairfax Seminary Hospital, Alexandria, Va. 

Children a/l b. in Climax, Kalamazoo Co., Mich. 

2025. i- Louis Fayette, b. 12 Oct., 1857; mar. Nina Delphine Bessey, 28 

Oct., 1885, in Schoolcraft, Mich. 
2026. ii. Mary Maria, b. 28 Dec, 1859; mar. William H. Harris, 28 March, 

1883, in Kalamazoo, Mich. He was b. 31 May, 1857, in Grand 

Prairie, Michigan. Child: Claude Emerson, b. 24 Feb., 1885, in 

Grand Prairie. 
2027. iii- Frank Leone, b. 20 Feb., 1862; mar. Clary Etta McLeod, 21 March, 

1883, in Battle Creek. Mich. 

1141. CHAUNCEY' {Quartius^*^ and Mary {Hogeboome), Capt. 
John Gunn,-*^ Benjamin,^'^ Benjamin,^^ Isaac,' George^), b. 6 March, 
1830, in Butternuts. N. Y. ; mar. Matilda Sloat. 3 Aug., 1854. He 
was killed 6 May. 1864. in the Battle of the Wilderness. 

Children. 

2028. i. Cora Elizabeth, b. 13 July, 1858; d. 19 Jan., 1864. 

2029. ii. Jennie M., b. 3 Feb., i860; d. 16 Jan., 1864. 

1147. CHAUNCEY^ {Neman ^*' and Lucina {Warriner), Capt. 
John Gunn,'^" Benjamin,^^ Benjamin,^'^ Isaac,' George^), b. 7 Sept., 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 291 

1817; mar. Angeline R. Read, 19 Jan., 1838. She was b. 7 Oct., 
1817, and d. at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. O. Brown, in 
Adams, N. Y., 31 May, 1899. He d. in Adams, N. Y., 29 Dec, 1890. 
He was a farmer, living on and working, till a few years before his 
death, a large farm inherited from his father. A quiet Christian man, 
fulfilling his duties to the community and his church, he was loved 
and respected by all who knew him. 

Children. 

2030. i. Louisa Emily, b. 8 Aug., 1841 ; mar. Edward T. Rounds, of Manns- 

ville, N. Y., 25 Sept., 1867. She d. 5 Dec, 1888. Children: i. 
Edward C, b. 6 Sept., 1868. 2. Kathryn Elizabeth, b. 19 Jan., 1870; 
mar. Merritt Gotham, of Watertown, N. Y., 12 Nov., 1889. He 
d. 7 Oct., 1897. Children: (a) Robert, b. 12 Oct., 1890. (b) Louise, 
b. 4 Dec, 1893 ; d. 6 Sept., 1894. (c) Marion Elizabeth, b. 18 
May, 1895. 3. Mary Louise, b. 20 Dec, 1872. 4. Arthur, b. i 
May, 1878; d. — Sept., 1880. 5. Hattie Julia, b. 3 April, 1881. 

2031. ii. Julia Emma, b. 30 Aug., 1849; mar. J. Orville Brown, 30 June, 1880 

Children: (a) Annie Louise, b. 3 Jan., 1883. (b) Robert Colton, b. 
6 June, 1888; d. 9 Oct., 1888. 
2032. iii- Willis Thomas, b. i Jan., 1855 ; mar. Matilda Adella Kellogg, 18 
Sept., 1878, in Adams Centre, N. Y. 

1154. ALPHEUS' {Luther ^"^ and Susan {Millar), Eli,^*^ Ben- 

jamin,^^ Benjamin,^^ Isaac,"^ George'^), b. 1804, in Hull, 

Quebec, Canada; mar. Asenath Weath, . He d. about 1833, in 

Aylmer, Prov, Quebec, Canada. 

Child. 

2033. Alpheus, b. ; d. in infancy. 

1155. HIRAM ^ {Luther ''^^ and Susan {Millar), Eli,^*^ Benja- 
min,^^ Benjamin,^^ Isaac,^ George'^), b. 1805, in Hull, Que- 
bec, Canada; mar. Armenia Barr, 8 Feb., 1833, in Beckwith, Ontario, 

Can. He d. 1867, in Litchfield, Pontiac Co., Quebec, Can. 

She was b. in Paisley, Scotland, and d. 1 March, 1873, in Litchfield, 
Ont. 



292 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

Children. 

2034. i. Alpheus, b. 15 April, 1834, in Clarendon, Pontiac Co., Quebec ; mar. 

Mary Ann Rowan, 1885, in Pembroke, Prov. Ont., Can. No 

Children. 
2035. ii- James, b. 19 Jan., 1836, in Litchfield, Pontiac Co., Que., Can. ; mar. 
Jane Lunam, 8 Feb., 1872, in Litchfield, Que. 

2036. iii. Armenie (Maney), b. 1838; d. in infancy. 

2037. iv. Margaret Jane, b. 1840, in Litchfield, Pontiac Co., Que., Can. ; 

d. in same place, — Feb., 1881. 

1150. CHARLES ADAMS' {Luther''*^ and Susan {Millar), 

Eli,^*^ Benjamin,'*^ Benjamin,^^ Isaac,"^ George^), b. 1807, 

in Hull Tp., Quebec, Can. ; mar. Margaret Caldwell, of Lanark, On- 
tario, Can. He was drowned in the Mountain Rapids, Ottawa River, 
in an heroic effort to save another's life. 

Children. 

2038. i. Luther. 

2039. ii. Margaret Jane. 

2040. iii. Nancv. 

2041. iv. Tiberius. 

2042. V. William. 

2043. vi. Charles. 

2044. vii. Alesandria. 

The family came to " the States " and all trace of them has been lost. 

1157. ROBERr NICOL^ {Luther^*'' and Susan {Millar), Eii,^*' 
Benjamin,^' Benjamin,'^ Isaac,^ George'), b. 19 Feb., 1809, in Hull 
Tp., Prov. Quebec, Can.; mar. Susan McMullen, 12 Aug., 1839, in 
Erskine Church, Ottawa, Can. She was b. 28 Jan., 1820, in Coleraine, 
Co. Derry. Ireland, and d. 14 Aug.. 1892, in Pembroke, Ont., Can. 
He (1. 14 July. 1870. in Pembroke, Ont. 

Chihiren. 

2045. »• James William, b. 4 May, 1840, in Hull Tp., Que.; mar. Annie 

Atkinson, 31 Oct., 1872, in Ottawa, Ont. 
3046. ii- Tiberius Cornelius, b. 28 Dec, 1842. in Westmeath, Ont., Can. ; 

mar. Margaret McVean, 16 Feb.. 1882, in Pembroke, Ont., Can. 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 293 

2047. iii. John Quigley, b. 18 March, 1845, in Mansfield, Que., Can.; d. 2 

April, 1873, in Pembroke, Ont., Can. ; did not marry. 

2048. iv. Mary Anne Quigley, b. 27 Jan., 1847, in Hull Tp., Que., Can.; d. 

26 Nov., 1895 ; did not marry. 

2049. V. Peter Hughs, b. 27 Jan., 1849, in Hull Tp., Que., Can.; d. 7 Jan., 

1898, in Pembroke, Ont. ; did not marry. 
2050. vi. Robert Dempsey, b. 5 Jan., 1851, in Hull Tp., Que., Can.; mar. 
Clara Tyrell, 5 Nov., 1889, in Shell Lake, Wis. 

2051. vii. Hiram Charles, b. 29 July, 1854, in Des Joachim, Que., Can.; un- 

married. 

2052. viii. William Henry, b. 12 July, 1856, in Des Joachim, Que., Can. Lives 

in Hay ward. Wis. 

2053. ix. Thomas Alexandria, b. 26 Dec, 1859, in Des Joachim, Que., Can. 
2054. X. Harold Russell, b. 10 Dec, 1861, in Des Joachim, Que., Can.; mar. 

Julia A. Conroy, 30 June, 1896, in Napanee, Ont., Can. 
2055. xi. Susan M.a.rgaret Louise, b. 16 June, 1864, in Union Point, Ont., 
Can. 



1159. GEORGE' {Charles""'' and Polly {Jones), Eli,''"^ Benja- 
min,^^ Benjanim,^^ Isaac,'^ George^), b 1 Jan., 1806, in Scipio, Cay- 
uga Co., N. Y. ; mar. Catharine Vincent, 12 Sept., 1833. She was b. 
25 March, 1812, in Sampton, Cortland Co., N. Y., and d. 28 Sept., 
1879, in Utica, Mich. He d. 2 Jan., 1895, in Rochester, Mich. 

Children. 

2056. i. Mary Jane, b. i Aug., 1834, in Fleming, Cayuga Co., N. Y. ; mar. 

Joseph Lemon, 18 April, 1859, in Utica, Mich. She d. 3 April, 
1870, in Corunna, Mich. He was b. in Painted Post, N. Y. Chil- 
dren: I. Kittie, b. 12 June, i860, in Corunna, Mich.; mar. C. M. 

Peacock, 1880. 2. Henry, b. 14 April, 1862, in Corunna. 3. 

William, b. 12 Sept., 1864. 4. Burt, b. 20 Sept., 1866; mar. Birdie 
Perr}', 24 April, 1897. She was b. 22 Feb., 1875, in Lodi Plains, 
Mich. 

2057. ii. Walter, b. 27 March, 1837, in Utica, Mich. Enlisted in Co. F., Sth 

Mich. Cav. ; d. 13 Aug., 1863. Killed in the war by Indians. 

2058. iii. Harriet Celeste, b. 14 Sept., 1857, in Utica, Mich.; mar. Thomas 

Hacker, 27 April, 1892, in Detroit, Mich. Children both b. in 
Rochester, Mich.: i. Edward, b. 30 May, 1893. 2. Leah, b. 30 
Nov., 1896. 



294 THE COLTON FAMILY. 

1161. PHILANDERS {Charles^^'' and Polly {Jones), Eli,^*' Ben- 
jamin,^^ Benjamin,^^ Isaac^ George^), b. 11 Oct., 1811, in Clarence 
Hollow, N. Y. ; mar. Polly Matilda Merrell, — July, 1833, near 
Utica, Mich. She was b. 15 Oct., 1817, in Smithfield, N. Y., and d. 
in Uintah Co., Utah, 13 Aug., 1891. He d. in same place 15 Aug., 
1891; both were interred in same grave. He was a member of the 
Volunteer Corps which, under the command of Col. Saint George P. 
Cook, left Fort Leavenworth, 15 July, 1846, and crossed the continent 
to Southern California, where, on 16 July, 1847, the command was 
disbanded. He then bought three animals and with them carried his 
belongings along the coast to Sutter's Fort, the site of the present 
city of Sacramento, Cal., and, later, started for his old home in Iowa. 
Arriving at Fort Hall, he heard of the emigration to the Great Salt 
Lake country, and abandoning his plan of going east, he remained in 
that vicinity. 

Children. 

2059. '• Charles Edwin, b. 26 Oct., 1834, near Utica, Mich. ; mar. Mary Ann 

Kellogg, 1855, in Salt Lake City. She was b. 10 Nov., 1838, 

in Cincinnati, Ohio. 
2060. ii. H.ARRiET Emh.y, b. 24 July, 1836, in Utica, Mich.; mar. Daniel W. 
Jones, — Feb., 1852, in Provo, Utah. He was b. in Howard Co., 
Mo. Children: I. Mary Emily, b. ii Nov., 1852, in Provo, Utah; 

mar. Jordan. 2. Syrena. b. 1854; d. 1855. 

3. Daniel Philemon, b. 2 April, 1856, in Provo; mar. Mary E. 
Merrill, in Lehi, Maricopa Co., Ariz., 26 Aug., 1877. She was b. 
IS May, 1858, in Lehi City, Utah. Children all b. in Lehi, Maricopa 
Co., .Ariz.: (a) Daniel Dudley, b. 26 May, 1878. (b) Lloyd Orren, 
b. s Sept., 1879. (c) William Orlando, b. 13 Dec, 1880. (d) 
Guy Wesley, b. 14 Dec, 1882. (e) Bertram Merrill, b. 14 Feb., 
1885. (f) Rollin Philemon, b 3 Feb., 1887. (g) Doctor Byron, 
b. 23 Feb., 1889. (h) Collins Ray, b. 19 Feb., 1891. (i) Emily, b. 

; 3 Jan., 1894. (j) Elmer, twin of Emily, b. 3 Jan., 1894. (k) 

Mary Lora, b. 14 Oct.. 1896. 4. Wiley Cloyd, b. 5 Sept., 1858, in 
Provo ; d. 6 Feb., 1887. 5. Edwin William, b. 25 April, i860, in 
Provo. 6. Eleanor Ann, b. 26 Sept., 1862, in Provo; mar. John D. 
Brady, 2 Nov., 1879, in Lehi, Ariz. He d. in Old Mexico, Nov., 
1885. She mar., second, Thaddeus W. Pritchett, in Fairview, Utah, 
26 Jan., 1888. Children by first marriage: (a) John Franklin, b. 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 295 

26 May, 1880, in Lehi, Ariz.; d. 1881. (b) Harriet Eleanor, 

b. 29 March, 1882, in Lehi, Ariz. (c) Vina, b. 5 July, 1884, in 
Tonto Basin, Ariz. Children by second marriage all b. in Fairview, 
Ariz.: (d) Iva Pearl, b. 7 Jan., 1889. (e) Ernest Edwin, b. 23 
April, 1892. (f) Leon Gay, b. 29 July, 1895. 7. Wesley Lamoni, 
b. 26 Aug., 1865, in Salt Lake City; mar. Phebe Saunders, in 
Tonto Creek, Ariz. He is an engineer, and has filled responsible 
positions in both railroad and mining enterprises, as well as in the 
church. Children: (a) Wesley Myron, b. 31 Dec, 1886, in Silver 
King, Ariz, (b) Amy Jane, b. 2 July, 1888, in Meza, Ariz, (c) 
Wiley Colton, b. 6 March, 1890, in Tonto Creek, Ariz, (d) Ernest 
Martin, b. 10 May, 1894, in Snowflake, Ariz, (e) Curtis Lamoni, 
b. 31 Oct., 1897, in Snowflake. (f) Miles Franklin, b. 13 July, 
1899, in Snowflake. 8. Byron David, b. 24 Sept., 1866, in Salt 
Lake City; d. 12 March, 1897. 9. Vina Margaret, b. 24 Jan., 1868, 
in Salt Lake City; mar. Henry E. N. Phelps, 6 Jan., 1892, in 

Logan, Utah. 10. Lorenzo Ernest, b. , in Salt Lake City; 

d. — March, 1887. 11. Franklin Colton, b. , in Salt Lake 

City; d. 1895. 12. Myra Selsa, b. 5 March, 1876, in Fair- 
view, San Pete Co., Utah; mar. Daniel Sampson, 27 Dec, 1895, in 

Springville, Utah. 13. Montgomery, b. Feb., 1878; d. 

1882. 14. George Albert, b. 1882; d. Feb., 1884. 

2061. iii. Eleanor Roseltha, b. 26 Aug., 1838, in Carthage, 111.; mar. Stephen 

Bliss Moore, 4 July, 1857, in Provo, Utah. He was b. 29 Feb., 
1836, in Mass., and d. 9 April, 1894. Children: i. Samuel A., b. 21 
April, 1858, in Salt Lake City. 2. Roseltha E., b. 20 Nov., 1859, 
in Salt Lake City. 3. Stephen Philander, b. 18 Oct., 1861, in Provo, 
Utah. 4. Emily L, b. 2 Nov., 1865, in Provo. 5. Flora L, b. 9 
Dec, 1867, in Provo; d. 17 Feb., 1868. 6. Dora M., b. 15 April, 
1871, in Provo. 7. Daisy S., b. 3 July, 1874, in Provo. 8. Pauline 
M., b. 3 March, 1876, in Provo. 9. Zora, b. 15 July, 1878; d. 24 
July, 1878, 10. Zella, twin of Zora, b. 15 July, 1878; d. 24 July, 
1878. II. Elsie, b. 21 Dec, 1879. 

2062. iv. Lamonie Andrew, b. 18 April, 1842, in Nauvoo, 111.; was killed by 

the Indians in Arizona, 24 April, 1865. 

2063. V. George Philander, b. 24 Jan., 1844, in Nauvoo, 111.; d. 11 April, 

1844. 

2064. vi. Sanford Lorenzo, b. 26 June, 1845, in Nauvoo, 111.; mar. Mrs. 

Nancy Ridd; lives in Southern Utah. 
:2065. vii- Byron Oliver, b. 29 Nov., 1848, in Council Bluffffs, Iowa; mar. 
Sarah Jane Clark, 24 Jan., 1870, in Salt Lake City. She was b. 
31 Dec, 1852, in Provo, Utah, and d. in Mona, Juab Co., Utah, 22 
Aug., 1875. He mar., second, Sarah Maria Smith, in Provo, 4 
July, 1879. 



296 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

2066. viii. Sterling Driggs, b. 22 March, 1851, in Provo City, Utah; mar. 
Nancy A. Wilkins, in Salt Lake City, 21 March, 1870. 
2067. ix. Phebe Albina, b. 20 Jan., 1855; d. 21 Nov.. 1865; both in Provo 
City. 

2068. X. John Adelbert, b. 30 Jan., 1858, in Provo; mar. Mary Susanna 

Wilson, in Provo City, 19 Sept., 1880. She was b. 29 March, i860, 
in Provo. 

2069. xi. Ernest Merrill, b. 19 Sept., i860, in Provo; mar. Eva Louisa 

Gill, 12 Aug., 1886. She was b. 24 Nov., 1865, in Salt Lake City. 

1164. ANDREW' {Charles^"'' and Polly (Jones), Eli,-*' Bcnja- 
min,^'' Benjamin,'''' Isaac,^ George'), b. 9 Oct., 1817, in Cayuga Co., 
N. v.; mar. Fidelia Reed, of New Hampshire, 30 April, 1840, in 
Carthage, 111. She d. 7 Feb., 1897. He d. 1 July, 1894, both in 
Bigelow, Kansas. He enlisted in the 15th Kansas Vol. in the spring 
of 1863, was in the battle of Lexington, near Little Rock, Ark., and 
in other engagements. 

Children. 

2070. i. George Washington, b. and d. 24 Aug., 1S41. near Carthage, 111. 

2071. ii. Alma Morton, b. 22 Feb., 1842, near Carthage, 111.; d. Oct., 1842. 

2072. iii. Philena Jane, b. 24 Aug., 1844, near Carthage, 111.; mar. Joseph 

Head, — Aug., 1867; d. 31 March, 1869. Childless. 
2073. iv. Andrew Myron, b. 18 Jan., 1847, near Council Bluffs, Iowa; mar. 
Viola Howell. 15 March. 1868. in Wathena, Doniphan Co., Kan. 

2074. V. Melissa, b. 13 March. 1840. near Council Hluffs. Iowa; mar. Robert 

Clark, in Wathena. Doniphan Co.. Kan., 14 Aug.. 1867. He was 
b. 20 Nov., 1830, in Warren Co., Ky. Children: i. William Francis, 
b. 12 June. 1868, in Cottonwood Falls, Kan. 2. .Mbert R., b. 12 
June, 1870, in Council Grove, Kan. 3. Grace Maud, b. 7 Sept, 
1878, in Lyon Co., Kan. 4. Gussie Mrytle, b. 23 March, 1881, in 
Lyon Co., Kan. 5. Robert Preston, b. 14 July, 1885, in Marshall 
Co., Kan. 6. Cora Mable. b. 23 .^pril. 1889. in Las Animas Co., 
Col. 

2075. vi. Harriet, b. 26 Nov.. 1S51, in Ogden, Utah; mar. Joseph W. Cook, 

26 July, 1880, in Marysville, Kan. He was b. 20 Feb., 1856, in 
Clinton Co., Iowa. Children both b. in Irving, Kan.: i. Frank A., 
b. 16 April. 1883. 2. Ernest Myron, b. 26 July, 1886. 

2076. vii. Ephraim D., b. 11 Feb.. 1856. in Provo, Utah; d. — March, 1856. 

2077. viii. William Henry, b. 9 April. 1857. in Utah; unmarried. 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 297 

2078. ix. Mary Rosetta, twin of William H., b. 9 April, 1857; d. — Aug., 

1857- 

1167. ARDEN HEATH ^ [Pliny ^^^ and Rizpah {Marsh), Eli,^*'' 
Benjamin,^'- Benjamin,'^ Isaac,'' George^), b. 6 Sept., 1822, in Ripley, 
Chautauqua Co., N. Y. ; mar. Margaret Rima, in Mount Pleasant, 
Green Co., Wis., 25 March, 1847. He went from New York to Penn- 
sylvania, and from thence, in 1845, to Wisconsin, where he is now en- 
gaged in farming in Albany, Wis. 

Children. 

2079. i. Rizpah Anna, b. 9 Oct., 1848; mar. Willis Silver, in Mt. Pleasant, 

Wis., 22 March, 1868. He was b. 25 April, 1842, in Penn. ; resides 
in Emporia, Kan. Children: I. Herbert Edwin, b. 8 Aug., 1869, 
in Green Co., Wis.; mar. Maude Pearl Conklin, 18 Jan., 1893, 
She was b. 25 July, 1873, in Americus, Kan. He d. 21 Aug., 
1896, in Emporia, Kan. Children: (a) Edna lone, b. 29 Sept., 

1893, in Emporia, Kan. (b) Hazel Anna, b. 6 Aug., 1895, in Em- 
poria. 2. Ella May, b. 26 March, 1873, in Osage Co., Kan. ; d. 
13 Aug., 1873. 3. Cora M. J., b. 25 Sept., 1874, in Osage Co., Kan.; 
mar. Stephen Gordon Conklin, 8 June, 1892. He was b. 17 Sept., 
1868, in Galva, 111. Children: (a) Mabel Anna, b. 23 April, 1894, 
in Emporia, Kan.; d. 31 July, 1897. (b) Stephen Willis, b. 28 
Jan., 1896, in Emporia; d. 6 July, 1897. 

2080. ii. Mary E., b. 13 Nov., 1850, in Mt. Pleasant, Wis. ; mar. David S. 

Phelps, in Mt. Pleasant, Green Co., Wis., 17 April, 1875. He 
was b. 25 July, 1850, in Rock Run, Stephenson Co., 111. Child: 
Sarah L., b. 14 June, 1876, in Sylvester, Green Co., Wis. ; mar. 
William Bump, 5 Feb., 1896. He was b. 9 Feb., 1871, in Magnolia, 
Wis. Child: William Fayette, b. 15 Aug., 1897, in Albany, Wis. 

2081. iii. John R., b. 7 May, 1853, in Exeter, Green Co., Wis.; d. i July, 

1854. 

2082. iv. William H., b. 26 March, 1855; d. 9 May, 1859. 

2083. v. Amelia, b. 29 Oct., 1858 ; mar. Eli A. Spangler, 27 Jan., 1884. He 

was b. 12 May, i860. Children all b. in Albany, Wis.: I. Arden 
E., b. 20 Dec, 1884. 2. John W., b. 24 July, 1886. 3. Eva Pearl, 
b. 7 March, 1890. 

2084. vi. Sarah Jane, b. 26 Sept., 1862 ; mar. Edward P. Maughimer, 22 

Feb., 1879. Child: Gertrude Estelle, b. 15 March, 1887, in Albany, 
Wis. She mar., second, Clarence Leonard Mitcheltree, 6 July, 

1894, in Albany, Wis. 



298 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

2085. vii. Phebe D., b. 5 Jan., 1864, in Mt. Pleasant, Wis. ; mar. Thomas Hamer, 
22 Feb., 1881, in Albany, Wis. He was b. 18 Sept., 1857, in 
Albany, Wis. Children all b. in Albany: 1. Willis O., b. 15 March, 
1883. 2. Laverne O., b. 20 Nov., 1887. 3. Lyle E., b. i June, 
1890. 4. Llewellyn M., b. 19 June, 1892; d. 10 Oct., 1892. 5. 
Mary J., b. 13 Sept., 1894. 6. Trella, b. 12 Dec, 1896. 

1170. MARVIN' {Pliny ^^^ and Rizpah {Marsh), Eli,-*^ Benja- 
min,^'- Benjamin,^^ Isaac,^ George^), b. 26 July, 1830, in Erie Co., 
Penn. ; mar. Phileata Woodworth, r-ear Exeter, Green Co., Wis., 
1850. She d. in Charles City, Iowa, — April, 1856. He en- 
listed in Co. D., 9th Reg., Minn. Vol., 17 Aug., 1861, and, after seeing 
much service, he d. 19 Aug., 1864, near Memphis, Tenn., and was 
interred in the Soldiers' Cemetery there. 

Children. 

2086. i. Ella Lavinia, b. 12 Nov., 1852, near Exeter, Wis.; mar. William H. 

Leonard, 7 July, 1872, in Osage, Iowa. He was b. 3 Jan., 1845, in 
Harrodsburg, Ind. Children both b. in JanesvUle, Wis.: i. Maude 
Ella, b. 10 June, 1874; resides in Chicago. 111. 2. Alice Mabel, b. 
8 June, 1879; d. 19 Oct., 1885. She mar., second, George P. Smith, 
of Charles City, Iowa, — Aug.. 1895, in Chicago, 111. 

2087. ii. Alice Victoria, b. near Exeter. Wis., 1854; d. about 1864. 

2088. iii. Flatennie, b. 25 March, 1856, in Charles City, Iowa; mar. Homer 

Hubbell McMaster. 28 Feb., 1R76. in Charles City. He was b. 18 
May, 1850, in North Fairfax, Franklin Co., Vt. Children: i. Clair 
Brockett, b. 4 Jan., 1877, in Charles City, Iowa. 2. Hervey Rose, 
b. 16 Oct.. 1879, in Algoma, Iowa; d. 24 Dec, 1879, in Charles 
City. 3. Homer Verne, b. Aug., 1884. in Mitchell. Iowa. 4. 
Anson Horace, b. 24 Aug.. 18S6, in Mitchell. 5. Ray Billingsley, b. 
6 Oct., 1890, in National City, Cal. 

1172. LOUIS' {Benjamin"^ and Polly {Aspinwall), Eli,^*'' Ben- 
jamin,^^ Benjamin,''' Isaac,- George'), b. 28 Jan., 1820, in Ripley, 
Chautauqua Co., N. Y. ; mar. Acha Maria Orton, in Erie Co., Penn., 

1844. She was b. 18 June, 1823, and d. 4 May, 1893. He d. 

21 July, 1896, in Elk Grove, Cal. Soon after marriage he removed 
to Illinois, and remained there till 1852, when with a party of friends 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 299 

he went to California by the overland route, and engaged in mining 
enterprises and local road improvements. In 1861 he went to Virginia 
City, Nevada, and built and operated a large reduction mill. After 
a few years successful work there he returned to Elk Grove, Cal., but 
the attractions of the newly-discovered mining region of Idaho led 
him thither for a time. Returning thence to Elk Grove, he remained 
near his first location in California till his death in 1896. 

Children. 

2089. i- George Morris, b. 16 March, 1845, in Freeport, Stephenson Co., 111.; 
mar. Louisa Poston, 16 Feb., 1880, in Elk Grove, Sacramento Co., 
Cal. She was b. 20 Aug., 1850, in Rock Island Co., 111. 

2090. ii. Lizzie, b. 10 May, 1846, in Freeport 111.; mar. Louis Bader, 18 

Nov., 1873. He was b. 6 Feb., 1845, and d. 3 Oct., 1882. Children 
all b. in Elk Grove, Cal.: i. Clarence Louis, b. 2 Sept., 1874; mar. 
Effie Taverner. Two children. 2. Nevada, b. i Aug., 1876. 3. 
Juanita. b. 4 June, 1878. 4. Bert, b. 19 April, 1880. 5. Ethel E., 
b. 18 Nov., 1882. 

2091. iii. Mary Amanda, b. 19 Sept., 1848; mar. Andrew Kelly Wackman, 

1870. He was b. 31 Dec, 1833. She d. 30 May, 1884. 

Children all b. in Elk Grove, Cal.: i. Etta May, b. 6 Oct., 1871 ; 
mar. Thaddeus McConnell. One child. 2. Harry Harold, b. 9 
Sept., 1873. 3. Creed Haymond Colton, b. 27 March, 1877; mar. 
Francis Putney. Two children. 
2092. iv. Benjamin Franklin, b. i Nov., 1852, in Freeport, 111.; mar. Dru- 
cilla Ordway, in Eureka, Humboldt Co., Cal., 18 Sept., 1888. She 
was b. 9 Aug., 1864, in Petaluma, Sonora Co., Cal. 
2093. V. California, b. 21 Nov., 1855, in Grass Valley, Cal.; mar. William 
Cluff, 8 Jan., 1879, in Elk Grove, Sacramento Co., Cal. He was b. 
I Oct., 1854, in Co. Tyrone, Ireland. Children all b. in San Fran- 
cisco, Cal: I. Maud Elizabeth, b. 6 Oct., 1879; mar. George 
Wright Downey, b. in San Francisco, 5 April, 1873. Children: (a) 
William Cluff, b. 28 June, 1905. (b) Elizabeth, b. 26 Jan., 1907. 
2. Mabel Louise, b. 23 Sept., 1882; mar. John Charles Wilson, b. 
in San Francisco, 21 July, 1870. Children: (a) Daniel Lynch, b. 
3 Dec, 1905. (b) Thomas Cluff, b. 25 May, 1907. (c) Mable, b. 
9 Oct., 1909. 3. California Josephine, b. 14 Jan., 1888; mar. 
John Brenner, b. in San Francisco, 25 April, 1868. Children: (a) 
California Cluff, b. 9 Nov., 1906. (b) Kathrine, b. 2 July, 1909. 
4. Florence Gertrude, b. 17 Dec, 1889. 



300 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

lOQA. vi. JUDSON E., b. 7 April, 1863, in Sacramento Co., Cal. ; mar. Sadie L. 
Jones, in San Francisco, Cal., 16 Oct., 1888. She was b. 26 Nov., 
1864, in New York City. 



1173. MORGAN' {Benjajnin^"^ and Polly {Aspinwall), Eli,^*"- 
Benjamin,''^ Benjamin,^^ Isaac," George ^), b. 9 Aug., 1824, in Ripley, 
Chautauqua Co., N. Y. ; mar. Mary Jane Newton. He d. 14 Dec, 
1895, in Buffalo, N. Y. Was a farmer. 

Child. 

2095. John C, b. 24 Nov., 1858, in South Ripley, N. Y. ; mar. Laura S. Rock- 
wood, 2 Jan., 1893, in Mayville, N. Y. ; d. 5 Aug., 1898. in Mayville, 
N. Y. 

1176. RUFUS T.' {Benjamin ^^^ and Polly {Aspinwall), Eli,^*^ 
Benjamin,^^ Benjamin,^^ Isaac,^ George'^), b. 5 Dec, 1831. in Ripley, 
Chautauqua Co., N. Y. ; mar. Elizabeth Patton, in Decatur, Green Co., 
Wis.. 27 Oct., 1857. She was b. 18 July. 1836, in Uniontown, Penn. 
Farmer ; lives in Brodhead. Wis. 

Children all b. in Brodhead, Wis. 

2096. i. JoH.N, b. 23 Nov., i860; d. 25 Feb., 1890, in Brodhead. 

2097. ii. George, b. 26 Aug., 1862 ; mar. Etta Bigelow, in Sun Prairie, Wis., 

20 Sept., 1893. No children. 

2098. iii. Daisy May, b. 10 May, 1876. 

1179. ALMON " {Alpheus^"'' and Sally {Reude), Eli,^*^ Benja- 
min,^^ Benjamin,^^ Isaae,^ George'^), b. 21 Jan., 1817, in Perrysburg, 
N. Y. ; mar. Harriet Baldwin, 22 Feb., 1842, in Troy, Oakland Co., 
Mich. She was b. 23 March, 1821, in Orange Co., N. Y. He d. 8 
May, 1872. in Camden. Hillsdale Co., Mich. 

Children. 

2099. '• ^SAAc E., b. 21 Jan., 1843, in Oakland Co., Mich.; mar. Henrietta 
Smith, of South Wright, Hillsdale Co., Mich., 3 July. 1866. 
He d. about 1890. 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 301 

2IOO. ii. Cornelia, b. 19 March, 1845, in Oakland Co., Mich.; mar. Joel E. 
Gray, of Camden, Mich., 28 March, 1863. He was b. 24 March, 
1840, in Chester, Eaton Co., Mich. Children: i. Delaphene, b. 
4 Nov., 1864. 2. Elmer G., b. 11 Sept., 1866. 3. Eli W., b. 2 
Nov., 1869. 4. Joelza, b. 28 May, 1872. 5. Ray, b. 29 Oct., 1875. 
6. John A., b. 14 Feb., 1879. 7. Harriet L., b. 16 Feb., 1885. 
2IOI. iii- Luther, b. 5 June, 1848, in Camden, Mich. ; mar Filura Jane 
Fancher, of Camden, 29 June, 1870. He d. 1906. 

2102. iv. Mary Adelaide, b. 24 Jan., 1851, in Camden, Mich.; mar. Adoniram 

Judson Welker, of Clear Lake, Ind., 25 Dec, 1872, in Camden, 
Mich. He was b. 7 June, 1850, in Corunna, Ind. No children. 

2103. V. Alpheus, b. 24 May, 1853; d. 18 May, 1871. 

2104. vi. Julia, b. 17 Aug., 1855; d. 18 Aug., 1872. 

2x05. vii. George Edwin, b. 9 May, 1858; mar. May Merrell, of California, 

Mich., 21 Nov., 1878, Montgomery. Mich. 
2106. viii. Charles L., b. 4 March, 1861 ; d. 12 Feb., 1862. 



1181. ELON PORTERS {Alpheus''^'' and Sally {Reude), Eli,^^"- 
Benjamin,^^ Benjamin,^^ Isaac,^ George'^), b. 9 July, 1822, in Han- 
over, Chautauqua Co., N. Y. ; mar. Harriet Beagle, 16 Jan., 1842, in 
Troy, Oakland Co., Mich. Farmer, Mt. Morris, Mich. 

Children. 

2107. i. Phebe Jane, b. 7 Oct., 1843, in Troy, Oakland Co., Mich.; mar. 

Norman Whitlock, 25 Nov., 1859, in Genesee, Genesee Co., Mich. 

Children: i. George, b. 3 Aug., 1861, in Genesee. 2. Lillie, b. 10 

March, 1866, in Forest, Mich. 3. Alice, b. 11 Nov., 1871, in 

Vienna, Mich. 
aio8. ii. Maryett, b. 2 April, 1846, in Royal Oak, Oakland Co., Mich. ; mar. 

George Schofield, i Jan., 1862, in Genesee, Mich. Children all b. 

in Morris, Mich.: i. Sherman, b. 25 July, 1870. 2. Harriet H., b. 

14 Aug., 1876. 3. Mary M., b. 30 May, 1879. 
2109. iii. Candace Lovina, b. 22 Sept., 1848, in Royal Oak, Mich.; mar. 

William Hotston. i Feb., 1865, in Genesee, Mich. He d. 30 Nov., 

1866, in Vienna, Genesee Co., Mich. She mar., second, Joseph 

Leadley, 29 Aug., 1869, in Vienna. Child by first marriage: i. 

Carrie A., b. 5 May, 1866. Children by second marriage: 2. Ida 

C, b. 3 Oct., 1871. 3. May A., b. 12 Nov., 1875. 
2IIO. iv. Charles, b. i March, 1851, in Genesee, Mich.; mar. Ella Coplin, 

3 Oct., 1871 ; d. 26 Dec, 1880. 



302 THE COLTON FAMILY. 

2III. V. Alcina, b. 4 Jan., 1854, in Genesee, Mich.; mar. Rev. James C. 
Halliday, 9 July, 1877. Children: I. Ernest M., b. 26 July, 1878, 
in Vienna. 2. J. Floyd, b. 22 Dec, 1879, in Vienna. 3. Mabel, 
b. 8 Jan., 1882, in Pine Run, Mich. 4. Edith, b. 19 Jan., 1884, 
in Linden, Mich. 5. Vernon, b. 13 Jan., 1886, in Vernon, Mich. 
6. Ruth, b. 17 Aug., 1888, in Hancock, Mich. 7. Frances J., b. 4 
March, 1893, in Vernon, Mich. 
2II2. vi. George Byron, b. 17 Aug., 1856, in Genesee, Mich.; mar. Nettie 
Tupper, in Grand Rapids, Mich., 16 June, 1877. 

21 13. vii. Bertha Alice, b. 30 Jan., 1859, in Genesee, Mich.; mar. Marshall 

Smith, 14 May, 1879, in Byron, Shiawassee Co., Mich. Children: 
I. Mabel A., b. in Oregon, Lapeer Co., Mich., 5 April, 1882. 2. 
Edna E., b. 5 Oct., 1884, in Evart, Osceola Co., Mich. 3. Howard 
M., b. 3 June, 1894, in Hadley, Lapeer Co., Mich. 

2114. viii. Frank Miles, b. 14 Jan., 1863, in Genesee, Mich.; d. 8 July, 1863. 

21 15. ix. Frances Mary, b. 4 March, 1866, in Genesee, Mich.; mar. Charles D. 

Johnson, in Vienna, Mich., 23 June, 1886. Children: I. Merle, b. 
2 Aug., 1888; d. 3 Aug., 1888. 2. Iva Maud, b. 10 March, 1890; 
d. 3 Jan., 1893. 3. Theda Ruth, b. 7 Aug., 1891 ; d. 31 Dec, 
1892. 4. Maggie, b. 29 Nov., 1892; d. 7 Jan., 1893. 5. Minnie 
Alema, b. 27 March, 1894. 6. Carrie Belle, b. 11 Sept., 1896. 

2116. X. Annie Estella, b. 3 Aug., 1869, in Vienna, Mich.; mar. Archibald 

McGillivary, in Flint, Mich., 12 Oct., 1892. Children both b. m 
Flint: i. Archibald Lee, b. 27 Nov., 1893. 2. Glengary, b. 30 
Aug., 1895. 



1186. ALBERT' ((9/ij"» and Abigail {Warriner), Daniel,'^** 
Benjamin,^^ Benjamin,^^ Isaac^ George^), b. 3 July, 1820, in Wil- 
braham, Mass. ; mar. Mary Corinth Ashley, in West Springfield, 
Mass., 29 Dec, 1847. She was b. 23 Oct., 1824, in West Springfield, 
and d. 3 Feb., 1853, in Springfield. He d. 17 Feb., 1868, in Amherst, 
Mass. He was a member of the 30th unattached Co., Mass. Heavy 
Artillery, Capt. Samuel R. Bingham; enlisted 1 Sept., 1864, discharged 
16 June, 1865, at the expiration of service. 

Children both b. in Springfield, Mass. 

2117. i. Ada Ashley, b. 3 Nov., 1848; mar. Elwyn Ensworth Sabin, 14 May, 

1874, in Springfield, Mass. Ht was b. 25 April, 1853, in North- 
ampton, Mass. No children. Southbridge, Mass. 

2118. ii. Ella Warriner, b. 22 March, 1852; d. 27 Jan., 1853. 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 303 

1188. WALTERS {Elijah ^'^'^ and Adaline {Saunders), Maj. Ed- 
ward Bond, ^^^ Benjamin,^'^ Benjamin,^^ Isaac,^ George^), b. 3 March, 
1859, in Granville, Bradford Co., Penn. ; mar. Frankie M. Fleming, 1 
Jan., 1885, in Granville, Penn. She d. 18 June, 1891, in Granville, 
and he mar., second, Vanda Bailey, 28 June, 1893, in Granville. 

Child by first marriage. 

21 19. Ernest Melville, b. i April, 1887, in Granville, Penn. 

1190. SAMUEL C.' {Elijah^^'' and Adaline {Saunders), Maj. 
Edtvard Bond,-^^ Benjamin,^'^ Benjamin,^^ Isaac^ George'^), b. 13 
Jan., 1864, in Franklin, Bradford Co., Penn. ; mar. Dettie Sturdevant, 
29 Aug., 1893, in Elmira, N. Y. 

Children all h. in Granville, Bradford Co., Penn. 

2120. i. Mabel Pearl, b. 21 July, 1894. 
3I2I. ii. Nina, b. 24 March, 1896. 

2122. iii. Beatrice Alene, b. 6 Dec, 1898; d. 10 April, 1900. 

1195. JOHN CURTIS' {Col. Cullen, C. PF.^" and Mary E. 
{Mason), Moses,^^'' Benjaniin,^^ Benjamift,^^ Isaac^ George'^), b. 4 
Aug., 1840, in Lafayette, Ind. ; mar. Rachel Moore, of Pittsburg, 
Ind., 28 Dec, 1862; d. 1 Oct., 1874. 

Child. 

2123. Mary Eva, b. 26 July, 1872; mar. John Fitts. 

1196. GEORGE MASON' {Col. Cullen, C. ^F.^" and Mary E. 
{Mason), Moses,^^'' Benjamin,^''- Benjamin,''-^ Isaac^ George"^), b. 27 
April, 1842, in Pittsburg, Ind.; mar. Jennie Christ, in Lafayette, Ind., 
4 April, 1880. He d. in Chicago, 111., 26 April, 1891. An accountant 
and miller ; lived for many years in Lafayette, Ind. 

Child. 

2124. Richard, b. — Jan., 1881, in Lafayette ; d. 1886. 



304 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

1303. CHARLES WILLIAM ' {Roderick Merrick "<» and Sarah 
Brewster {Chappell), Dimond,^'"^-' Capt. Charles^"^ Benjamin,^^ Isaac,^ 
George'^), b. 27 Nov., 1825, in Troy, N. Y. ; mar. Joanna Maria 
Capen, in Boston, Mass., 12 Nov., 1848. 

Children. 

2125. i- Charles Roderick, b. 27 Oct., 1S49, in Boston, Mass. ; mar. Sabrina 
Robinson, 24 Dec, 1872. He d. 23 April, 1888, in New York City. 

2126. ii. George Thompson, b. 27 Dec, 1851, in Boston, Mass.; d. 6 Aug., 1853. 

1308. GEORGE AUGUSTUS ' {Roderick Merrick "^ and Sarah 
B. {Chappcll), Dimond,-^'" Capt. Charles^' Benjamin,^^ Isaac,^ 
George'^), b. 15 Sept., 1834. in Buffalo, N. Y. ; mar. Mary Alice Pal- 
mer, in Syracuse, N. Y., 11 March, 1861. She was b. 17 Dec, 1840, 
in Cazenovia, N. Y. He enlisted 9 Sept., 1861. in Co. 1., 3rd Regt., 
N. Y. Cavalry, and continued with that Regt. throughout the war in 
active service. Was severely wounded while out on scout service near 
Washington, N. C, 2 June, 1862. 

Children. 

2127. i. Alice Mettie, b. 28 Feb., 1862, in Syracuse, N. Y. ; mar. Samuel 

Whitfield Shepard, of Cressy, Ont., Can.. 31 Dec. 1884; d. 28 
April, 1886, in Syracuse, N. Y. 

2128. ii. William Roderick, b. 2 Aug., 1S65, in Adrian, Mich. 

2129. iii. John Oscar, b. 7 Feb.. 1867. in Adrian, Mich. 

2130. iv. Sarah Belle, b. 23 June. 1870, in Adrian, Mich. 

2131. V. George Augustus, b. 15 May, 1873, in Adrian, Mich. 

2132. vi. Harriet Sophia, b. 29 April, 1875, in Adrian, Mich. 

1210. WALTER R." {Roderick Merrick^'" and Sarah B. {Chap- 
pell), Dimond,-''^ Capt. Charles,^- Benjamin,^'' Isaac,' George^), b. 
18 Nov., 1839, in Rochester, N. Y. ; mar. Mary R. Vischer, in Syra- 
cuse, N. Y., 13 July. 1868. Served during the late war in the 18th 
Regt., N. Y. Cavalry. 

Children. 

2133. i. Mabel White, b. 13 April, 1869; d. 15 Aug., 1869. 

2134. ii. Mabel White, b. 10 May. 1874. 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 305 

1J217. WILLIAM^ {Luther ^'^ and Jane {Clapp), Benjamin,^^^ 
Moses,^^ Benjamin,^'' Isaac,- George^), b. 29 July, 1821, in Otisco, 
Onondaga Co., N. Y. ; mar. Sarah Cornelia Mills, 2 June, 1846, in 
Marcellus, N. Y. ; d. in Milwaukee, Wis., 21 Aug., 1851. Mis. Colton 
now resides in Washington, D. C. 

Children both b. in Marcellus. 

2135. i. Ida Louise, b. 14 Aug., 1847. 

2136. ii. Irene de Montfredy, b. 15 March, 1849. 

1218. HENRY ^ {Luther ^'^^ and Jane {Clapp), Benjamin,^^'' 
Moses,^^ Benjamin,''^ Isaac,"" George^), b. 13 March, 1824, in Otisco, 
Onondaga Co., N. Y. ; mar. Margaret C. Lyman, 23 Feb., 1859, in 
Marcellus, N. Y. Farmer in Newark, Wayne Co., N. Y. 

Children. 

2137. i. Nellie, b. i Feb., 1861, in Centreville, St. Joseph Co., Mich. 

2138. ii. Dora, b. 17 Feb., 1865, in Newark, N. Y. ; d. 9 Feb., 1868. 

2139. iii. Cora, twin of Dora, b. 17 Feb., 1865; mar. Silas Raynor Piersoi^ 

IS July, 1S90, in Newark, N. Y. Child: Heargard Lyman, b. 17 
Sept., 1894. 

1-^33. DIMOND^ {Dimond'^^' and Lydia {Rogers), Ensign 
Simon,-'''' Gideon,^'' Benjamin,"^^ Isaac,^ George^), b. 26 Feb., 1816, 
in Longmeadow, Mass.; mar. Elizabeth Demming Parker, dau. of 
Almon Parker, of Springfield, Mass., 15 Oct., 1851. He d 27 Tulv 
1889. 

Child. 

2140. Mary Elizabeth, b. i May, 1854, in Longmeadow; d. 28 Oct., 1869. 

1335. MOSES FIELDS {Dimond^^- and Lydia {Rogers), Ensign 
Simon,^^^ Gideon,^^ Benjamin,''^ Isaac,^ George^), b. 18 Feb., 1822; 
mar. S. Maria Vv^heelock, 1 Dec, 1850, in New York City. He d. ii! 
Longmeadow. 14 June, 1858. For several years he kept a hotel in 
Springfield, Mass. 
20 



306 THE COLTON FAMILY. 



Child. 



2141. Carris Eva, b. 4 May, 1852, in Springfield, Mass.; mar. Edgar Clement 

Whittemore, son of Harrison Grey Otis and Lydia Rosina VVhittemore, 
in Chicopee, Mass., 11 Oct., 1872. He was b. in Sturbridge, Mass., 23 
July, 185 1. No children. 

1227. JOHN BATCHELDER^ {John^'''> and Lcmira {Batchel- 
der), Z.adoc,^^'" Gideon^*' Benjamin, ^^ Isaac, ^ George^), b. 11 March, 
1827, in Conway, Mass.; mar. Mary Watkins, of Grattan, Mich., 20 
April, 1853. Lived for some years in Grand Rapids, Mich., removed 
thence to Onida, Sully Co., So. Dak. Farming, lumbering and sur- 
veying. 

Child. 

2142. Bei.le, b. 7 July, 1885, in Alpine, Mich. 

1232. BENTON HENRY ^ ( C//a««f fy «<'° and Marinda (Flagg), 
Zadock,'"'' Gideon,^'' Benjamin,^'' Isaac,^ George^), b. 14 Aug., 1836, 
in Westfield, Mass.; mar. Lozina L. Wheeler, of Alpena, Mich., 31 
Oct., 1859. In 1857 went to Cattaraugus Co., N. Y., and after a 
short stay there went to Muskegon Co., Mich., where he entered the 
service of the Chicago and West Mich. R. R. Co., at Grand Rapids, 
Mich. In 1889 went to Tenn., in the employ of the Char. Cin. and 
Chi. R. R. as constructor of trestle and bridge work. In 1892 pur- 
chased a farm near Lynchburg, Va., and engaged in the business of 
fruit culture. 

Children i-v b. in Alpena, Mich. 

2143. i. Rejetta a., b. 10 Dec, i860; mar. William McClure. Children: I. 

Hattie, b. 23 Feb., 1883. 2. William, b. — Aug., 1885. 3. Sarah, 
b. — Sept., 1888. 

2144. ii. Chauncey, b. 18 March, 1863; mar. . Locomotive engineer. 

2145. iii. Delazon, b. 18 March, 1867. 

2146. iv. Emma Lala, b. 10 Aug., 1865 ; mar. Willis H. Stevens, in Grand 

Rapids, Mich., 11 Aug., 1885. Child: Lala, b. 11 Jan., 1887, in 
Richford, Vt. 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 307 

2147. V. Abbie Merinda, b. 24 Dec, 1869; mar. John Tilghman Smith, 7 Aug., 

1889. He d. 4 Feb., 1890, in Grand Rapids, Mich. 

2148. vi. Frank, b. 9 April, 1876, in Grand Rapids, Mich. ; d. 29 Sept., 1886. 

2149. vii. Anna, twin of Frank, b. 9 April, 1876; d. 27 Aug., 1876. 

1338. ALVA^ {Gideon'"''' and Magdalen {Young), Zadock^'^^ 
Gideon^'' Benjamin,''^ Isaac,^ George^), b. 27 June, 1845, in Grand 
Rapids, Mich.; mar. Eunice J. Parkhurst. 

Child. 

2150. Henry Elias, b. 5 July, 1869; mar. 2 Sept., 1909, Inez Loretta Parker, 

of Lansing, Mich. 

1262. CHARLES FRANK ^ {Charles Pynchon"''^ and Sophia E. 
{Stebbins), Edivard^^^ Edward^'^ Benjamin^^ Isaac^ George'^), b. 
22 Aug., 1858, in South Glastonbury, Conn.; mar. Mary Etta V.'alker, 
24 Feb., 1881, in Charlestown, N. H. She was b. in Gonic, N. H., 
14 Nov., 1861. Accountant with the Fitchburg R. R. in Bellows 
Falls, Vt. 

Children both b. in Keene, N. H. 

2162. i. Sophia Rand, b. 21 Aug., 1883. 

2163. ii. Clifford Pynchon, b. i July, 1885. 



1264. CLARK EDWARD^ {Charles Pynchon^^^ and Sophia E. 
{Stebbins), Ediuard,^^^ Edward,^*" Benjamin,^^ Isaac,^ George^), h. 
19 Feb., 1863, in Fitzwilliam, N. H.; mar. Agnes Augusta Thomson, 
of Keene, N. H., 23 Dec, 1885, in Marlboro, N. H. She was b, 17 
July, 1858, in Keene, N. H. He d. 26 June, 1893. 

Child. 

2164. Arthur Clark, b. 13 March, 1887, in Keene, N. H. 

1265. WILLIAM ANDREW^ {Charles Pynchon^^^ and Sophia 
E. {Stebbins), Edward,^^^ Edward,"^ ■■ Benjamin,^^ Isaac, ^ George^), 



308 THE COLTON FAMILY. 

b. 25 May, 1866, in Fitzwilliam, N. H.; mar. Katherine Elizabeth 
Cooney, 24 Jan., 1889, in Bellows Falls, Vt. She was b. 25 March, 
1858, in Waltham, Mass. He d. 5 June, 1894, in Bellows Falls, Vt. 

Children all b. in Bellon's Falls, Vt. 

2165. i. Molly Elizabeth, b. 7 Nov., 18S9. 

2166. ii. Kathlene Margary, b. 5 July, 1891. 

2167. iii. William Richard, b. 16 June, 1894. 

1266. SOLOMON^ {Enoch''^^ and Sarah (Colfon), Asa,-"*^ Eph- 
raim,^'' Lieut. Ephraim,-'' Ephraim^ George^), b. 10 Dec, 1788, in 
Vershire, Vt. ; mar. Eunice Titus, of Vershire, 2 Dec, 1813. She d. 
2 April, 1838. He mar., second, Mrs. Maria Sleeper, of West Fairlee, 
Vt., 31 March, 1839. He d. 19 Dec, 1849. She d. 26 Dec, 1857, 
both in Vershire. 



Children by first wife, Eunice. 

2168. i- Chauncey C, b. 30 Nov., 1817; mar. Maria A. Morris, dau. of 
William M. Morris, of Vershire, 17 Oct., 1843. She was b. in West 
Fairlee, Vt., 16 Feb., 1819. He d. 16 Feb., 1893. 

2169. ii. Eunice Eleanor, b. 16 Aug., 1822; mar. Henry Cutler Dwight, son 

of Capt. Pliny Dwight, of Vershire, 9 Sept., 1845. She d. 26 Dec, 
1857. He d. 15 Oct., 1872, both in Vershire. Children: i. Hen- 
rietta Frances, b. 23 July, 1851. 2. Charles Carroll, b. 21 Aug., 
1855, in Vershire, Vt. ; mar. Emma Harvey, in Cambridge, Mass., 
2 March, 1880. She was b. 25 Nov., 1S55, in Barnet, Vt. Children 
both b. in Albert Lea, Minn.: (a) M.irguerita Harvey, b. 8 Jan., 
1881. (b) Robert Harvey, b. 14 Oct., 1888. 

2170. iii. Mary Ann, b. 5 Feb., 1825; mar. Ziba C. Fletcher, of Thetford, Vt, 

12 Sept., 1850. She d. in Manchester, N. H., i June, 1888. Chil- 
dren: I. Emma Mabel, b. 7 Jan., 1855. 2. Alice Eunice, b. 22 
March, 1868; mar. Charles Cunningham, in Manchester, N. H., 10 
Sept., 1890. Children: (a) Arthur Fletcher, b. 4 Oct., 1893. (b) 
Alice Marion, b. 6 Oct., 1895. 3. Arthur Solomon, b. 11 March, 
1861 ; d. 22 March, 1862. 

2171. iv. Makia Louise, b. 5 Jan., 1833; mar. RoUin M. Baldwin, of Boston, 

27 Oct., 1855, in Vershire, Vt. Children: i. RoUin Carroll, b. 21 
Sept., 1857; d. IS April, 1878. 2. Henry Cutler, b. 27 Oct., 1859; 
mar. Mrs. Mary G. Whiting, in London, England, 29 Sept., 1895. 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 309 

3. Arthur Colton, b. 27 April, 1868; mar. Eva Margaret Veazie, in 
Somerville, Mass., i June, 1898. 

Child by second loife, Maria. 

2172. V. Almika C, b. 25 Aug., 1840; mar. Lucius W. Scott, of Barre, Vt., 
16 Nov., 1859. Children: I. Jennie M., b. 19 July, i860 in West 
Fairlee, Vt. ; mar. L. F. Hall, 9 Sept., 1878, in Northfield, Vt. 
Children: (a) Frederick E., b 5 July, 1880, in Orange, Vt. (b) 
Max J., b. 7 Feb., 1885, in Barre, Vt. 2. Frederick M., b. r July, 
1865, in West Fairlee, Vt. ; mar. Sadie M. Morris, in Lynn, Mass., 
6 June, 1892. 3. Dilla C, b. 5 Oct., 1868, in West Fairlee; d. 5 
Sept., 1879. 4- Maude M., b. 14 Jan., 1883, in Barre, Vt. 

1369. HARVEY^ {EnocJi''^^ and Sarah {Colton), Asa,^''^ Eph- 
raim,^'^ Lieut. Ephraim,-^ Epliraim^ George'^), b. 17 Sept., 1797, in 
Vershire, Vt. ; mar. Sarah Bliss, dau. of Dr. Ezra Bliss, of Vershire, 
4 July, 1821. She d. in Vershire, 17 June, 1851. He mar., second, 
Sarah Hackett, dau. of Elder Hackett, of Tunbridge, Vt., 15 Nov., 
1855. She d. — March, 1873. He d. in Tunbridge, 5 Feb., 1865. 
Farmer. 

Children. 

2173. i- AzRo Bliss, b. 31 Aug., 1824, in Chelsea, Orange Co., Vt. ; mar. Betsy 

Ann Wakefield, of Bath, Maine, 31 Dec, 1850. 

2174. ii. William Cooper, b. 6 Feb., 1827, in Chelsea, Vt. ; mar. Mary E. 

Nolan, 15 Oct., 1859, in Worcester, Mass. She d. 14 April, 1877. 

2175. iii. Celinda Almira, b. 17 Jan., 1830, in Vershire, Vt. ; mar. James E. 

Meacham, 15 Nov., 1854. She d. 16 Sept., 1886. Child: Allan Ben- 
jamin, b. 31 Aug., 1861; mar. Marietta Holt, 21 Nov., 1882, in 
Charlton, Mass. Children all b. in Guildhall, Vt.: (a) Byron Holt, 
b. 4 Nov., 1883. (b) Walter Harold, b. 10 July, 1886; d. 4 Jan., 
1887. (c) Harold Walter, b. 6 March, 1888. (d) Paul Colton, b. 
10 June, 1890. 

2176. iv. Elizabeth B., b. i Oct., 1832, in Vershire, Vt. ; mar. Allen T. Steb- 

bins, 18 Nov., 1852, in Delphos, Allen Co., Ohio. Children both b. 
in Toledo, O.: i. Allen T., b. 24 April, 1856; mar. Kate Louise 
Porter, of Waukesha, Wis., 12 Oct., 1882. Children: (a) Allen 
Porter, b. 31 Aug., 1883. (b) Frank Hudson, b. 24 Aug., 1885. 
(c) Gerald Colton, b. 11 Sept., 1890. (d) Robert Steele, b. 15 
July, 1892. 2. Anna Jane, b. 4 March, 1859; d. 30 Jan., 1864. 



310 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

2177. V. Sarah Eliza, b. 22 July, 1841, in Vershire, Vt. ; mar. Allen Jude- 

vine. — Nov., 1861. He d. 25 July, 1865, in Chillicothe, Ohio. 

She mar., second. Nelson G. Hobart, 27 June, 1867. She d. in 
Colebrook, N. H., 22 Sept., 1879. No children. 



1273. NEWTON^ (^ja*^* and Abigail {Bliss), Asar^^ Eph- 
raitn,^'' Lieut. Ephraim,-'' Ephraim,^ George^), b. 17 Sept., 1795, in 
Longmeadow, Mass. ; mar. Naomi Robinson, dau. of John and Naomi 
Robinson, of Granville, Mass., 21 Oct., 1823. She was b. 24 Oct., 
1799, and d. 7 Dec, 1879. He d. 20 Aug., 1858. 

Children all b. in Longmeadow. 

2178. i. Francis Parmai.ee, M. D., b. 25 Dec, 1824; d. 23 Feb., 1852. He 
graduated at Amherst College, Mass., in 1845; was house physician 
in the N. Y. City Hospital in 1850; went to Europe for study; re- 
turned in 1852, and, soon after, died, while serving a second term 
in the N. Y. Hospital, from disease contracted in performing his 
professional duties. He was a very promising man, greatly re- 
spected and beloved by all who came in contact with him socially 
or professionally. 

3179. ii. Naomi Robinson, b. 3 Feb., 1828. 
2180. iiJ- John Newton, b. 4 Dec, 1837; mar. Emily Reynolds Parsons, dau. 
of Albert and Helen M. Parsons, of Enfield, Conn., 17 Nov., 
1874. She was b. 26 Nov., 1848, in Enfield. He d. 3 Jan., 1899, 
in Longmeadow, Mass. 



1278. JUSTIN^ (^ja«34 and Abigail {Bliss), Asa,^'>^ Ephraim,''' 
Lieut. Ephraim,-^ Ephraiin,^ George^), b. in Longmeadow, Mass., 5 
Jan., 1802; mar. Emeline Phelps, of Torrington, Litchfield Co., Conn. 
She d. 31 Aug., 1832. He mar., second, Sophia Field Colton, dau. of 
Dimond and Lydia (Rogers) Colton, 19 June, 1833 (see No. 1221). 
She was b. 20 Sept., 1811, and d. in Longmeadow, 23 Sept., 1887. He 
d. 12 Sept., 1852. He was a bank-note and steel-plate engraver in 
Hartford, Conn. 

Child by first wife, Emeline. 
2181. i. Moses Phelps, b. — June, 1833; d. 3 Sept., 1832. 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 311 

Children by second tvife, Sophia Field, b. in Longmeadoiv, Mass. 

2182. ii. Emeline Cornelia, b. 4 Aug, 1834; mar. William Bliss, in Long- 

meadow, Mass., 29 Oct., 1861. He was son of William and Mary 
(Smith) Bliss, b. 30 Nov., 1826, in Chatham, now Portland, Conn., 
and d. 14 June, 1877. Was for some years bookkeeper in Adams 
Express Co.'s office in Hartford, Conn. She d. 18 April, 1871. 
Children: I. Mary Louise, b. 11 June, 1863; mar. Walter Bliss, of 
Longmeadow, son of W^illiam E. and Mary (Wood) Bliss, 18 
Sept., 1894. Children: (a) Walter Colton, b. 8 Jan., 1896. (b) 
Harvey Noble, b. 15 Feb., 1897. 2. George Colton (Rev.), b. 17 
Sept., 1866. 

2183. iii. Louisa Sophia, b. 29 May, 1836; mar. Edwin Sikes, of Buffalo, N. Y., 

13 Jan., 1869. Son of Horace and Nancy Darby Sikes, of Somers, 
Conn. He was b. 19 Jan., 1825. No children. 

2184. iv. Amelia Augusta, b. 19 Sept., 1838; mar. George W. Hatstat, of New 

York City, 8 Feb., 1861, in Longmeadow. Children: 1. Jessie Col- 
ton, b. in Longmeadow, 19 Nov., 1861 ; mar. George B. Richards, 
of Winsted, Conn., 28 June, 1883. Children: (a) Reginald, b. 12 
April, 1885. (b) Ruth, b. i June, 1891 ; d. 4 April, 1892. 2. 
Grace Warren, b. in Longmeadow, 26 Jan., 1864; d. 26 April, 
1886. 3. Elsie Louise, b. in Springfield, Mass., 27 Sept., 1868. 
2185. V. Albert Romaine, b. 20 Oct., 1840; mar. Jennie Louise Harding, 9 
Nov., 1870, dau. of Henry Matthew Harding. Child: Albert 
Harding. 



1382. MOSES LARVEY^ {Lieut. Danier^' and Sarah {Larvey), 
Asa,"^^ Ephraijn,^^ Lieut. Ephrai^n,^^ Ephraim^ George^), b. 10 Oct., 
1800, in Vershire, Vt. ; mar. Susan Pond, of Jericho, Vt., 25 Dec, 
1822; d. in Bolton, Vt., 30 Sept., 1872. Moved from Vershire to 
Jericho with his father in 1810; built a mill for sawing lumber; repre- 
sented the town in the Legislature four terms, and held other offices 
of trust, including eight years as postmaster. 

Children. 

2186. i- Franklin Dennison, b. 28 Oct., 1823, in Jericho, Vt. ; mar. Submit 

Haskins, of Richmond, Vt., 11 Sept., 1849, in Huntington, Vt. ; d. 
8 Oct., 1877, in San Francisco, Cal. 

2187. ii- Edwin Nelson, b. i June, 1826, in Bolton, Vt. ; mar. Marion J. 

Towers, of Richmond Vt., 27 June, 1850. He d. 8 June, 1894. 



312 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

2188. iii. Fanxy E., b. 29 Nov., 1829, in Bolton, Vt. ; mar. Edwin T. Bentley, 

of Jericho, Vt, i March, i860, in West Bolton, Vt. Children both 
b. in Jericho: I. Charles F., b. 9 June, 1863; mar. Mary W. Blood, 
in Jericho, 27 Sept., 1882. Children: (a) Alice Colton, b. 5 Aug., 
1886. (b) Agnes May, b. 16 Dec, 1888. (c) Arthur Thomas, 
b. 28 June, 1891. (d) Alice Eugenie, b. 22 Aug., 1893. (e) 
Archie Franklin, b. 15 July, 1896. 2. Wilson A., b. 7 Feb., 1865. 

2189. iv. Clarisa a., b. 21 March, 1835, in Bolton, Vt., mar. Charles B. Rice, 

of Petaluma, Cal., 15 Dec, 1856, in West Bolton. Removed to 
California, and d. near Michigan Bluffs, Cal., 14 Jan., 1862. Chil- 
dren both b. near Michigan Bluffs, Cal.: i. Minnie Gertrude, b. 
14 Sept., 1857; d. 17 Sept., 1859. 2. Clara Eugenia, b. i Dec, 
1861 ; mar. John Wright, in San Francisco, Cal., 23 Dec, 1885. He 
d. 9 Jan., 1890. Child: Doris Eugenia, b. 9 Jan., 1887; mar. Oswald 
Gibbs. Resides in Fairbanks, Alaska. 

2190. V. Helen Loraine, b. 26 Dec, 1838, in Bolton, Vt. ; mar. Lyman D. 

Farnsworth, of Westford, Vt., i Jan., 1866, in West Bolton. Chil- 
dren: Asa and Ida, twins, b. 6 May, 1867. 



1384. DANIEL^ {Lieut. Danier"^ and Sarah (Larvcy), Asa,^"*^ 
Ephraiin,^'' Lieut. E/y/iraim,'" Ephraim,^ George'^), b. 5 Nov., 1805, 
in Vershire, Orange Co., Vt. ; mar. Elizabeth P. Church, 17 March, 
1831. He d. in Lowell, Dodge Co., Wis., 23 June, 1863. She d. 14 
Dec, 1893. 

Children all b. in West Bolton, Vt. 

219I. i- Alpheus B., b. 17 Dec, 1831 ; mar. Jennett Haskins, i Jan., 1851. 
She d. 28 Jan., 1874. He mar., second, Sarah L. Cook, 10 June, 
1874. Removed from West Bolton to Lowell, Dodge Co., Wis., in 
1S53, and from thence in 1864 to Centre Creek, Martin Co., Minn., 
where he d. 16 March, 1887. 
2192. ii. Harriet Townsend, b. 10 July, 1836; mar. Henry Carr, of West 
Bolton, 26 Feb., 1853. Removed from Vermont to Lowell, Wis., 
in 1853, thence to Concord, Dodge Co., Minn., in 1872. Resides 
in West Concord, Minn. Children all b. in Lowell, IVis.: i. Emma 
Jane, b. 2 Sept., 1854; mar. David Quackenbush, of Concord, Minn., 
13 Sept., 1874. Children all b. in West Concord, Minn.: (a) Ivan 
L, b. 13 Dec. 1876. (b) Myron D., b. 3 Jan., 1879. (c) Jamie, 
b. 6 Dec, 1882. (d) Henry, b. 3 Aug., 1885. (e) Katie, b. i Dec, 
1887. 2. Albert B., b. 17 Oct., 1857; mar. M. Augusta Lampson, 20 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 313 

Nov., 1879. 3. De Forest, b. 20 Oct., 1859; mar. Julia Blaisdell, 
20 Nov., 1889. 
2194. iii- Ethan A., b. 8 June, 1841 ; mar. Augusta A. Benedict, 30 Oct., 1862. 
He d. 12 Sept., 1896. 

1385. ETHAN' {Lieut. Daniel^"''' and Sarah {Larvey), Asa,^^^ 
Ephraim,'>' Lieut. Ephraim,^'' Ephraim? George^), b. 27 Oct., 1808, 
in Jericho, Vt. ; mar. Melinda Mary Ann Pharis, 14 Sept., 1839. He 
d. 27 June, 1867. She was b. 19 May, 1817, in Amite Co., Miss. Was 
a carpenter and lived in Covington, La. 

Children all h. in Covington, La. 

2195. i. Sarah Harriet, b. 5 Feb., 1843; mar. Matthias Jones Scott, of Penn., 

16 Feb., 18C5. Children: i. May Colton, b. 16 May, 1866. 2. 
Matthias Cenientz, b. 13 Sept., 1869. 3. Kate Harriet, b. 17 July, 
1874. 4. Ruth Lelena, b. 4 May, 1876. 

2196. ii. Fanny Lelena, b. 31 Dec, 1844; mar. John P. Park, of New Orleans, 

I,a., 31 Dec, 1876. Child: George Guerney, b. 26 Oct., 1868. 
2197. iii- Charles Wesley, b. 22 Oct., 1847; mar. Mary Ann Duffey, of New 
Orleans, La., 30 Nov., 1867. He d. 17 March, 1878, in New Or- 
leans. 

2198. iv. LiLLiE, b. 12 Nov., 1849; mar. George Thomas Meekins, of Baltimore, 

Md., 27 Aug., 1868. CMld: Mary Louise, b. 2 Oct., 1871. 

2199. v. Joseph Ethan, b. 3 Dec, 1852; mar. Maggie McDonald, of New Or- 

leans, La., 26 Nov., 1873. No children. 

2200. vi. David Wiggins, b. 6 Feb., 1855 ; d. 29 May, 1855, in Covington, La. 

1286. HARMON WALKER ^ {Lieut. Daniel ^^^ and Sarah {Lar- 
vey), Asa,^^^ Ephraim,^'' Lieut. Ephraim,^^ Ephraim^ George'^), b. 
28 July, 1820; mar. Rhoda A. Manzer, of Swanton Falls, Vt., 4 July, 
1840. She was b. 23 Jan., 1822. He d. 26 Oct., 1886. Was a har- 
ness maker ; lived in Fairmont, Minn. 

Children all b. in Szuanton Falls, Vt. 

2201. i. Anna Maretta, b. 12 March, 1S41 ; mar. Morganlo Pratt, of White- 

water, Wis., 10 March, 1859. Children: i. Katie Estelle, b. 17 
Aug., 1864; mar. Alexander Garvey Garfield, i Sept., 1883. Chil- 
dren: (a) Arthur James, b. 11 June, 1888. (b) Ethel Irene, b. 



314 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

II Nov., 1889. (c) Earl Alex, b. 19 Jan., 1893. (d) b. 

22 Feb., 1895; d. 24 Feb., 1895. 2. James Mead, b. 20 Aug., 1866; 
d. 5 Feb., 1869. 3. Emma Fountain, b. 9 Aug., 1874; mar. Charles 
Carlton Ballon, 2 Sept., 1891. Children: (a) Leo Maturin, b. 21 
May, 1892 ; d. i Aug., 1893. (b) Julia Harding, b. 23 Sept., 1893. 
4. Sarah Ellen, b. 5 July, 1878. 

2202. ii- Edward Hutchins, b. 27 Oct., 1843 ; mar. Eva M. Jones, of Lowell, 

Wis., 15 May, 1871. 

2203. iii- Charles Samuel, b. 6 May, 1850 ; mar. Mary Walsh, of New York 

City, 19 Oct., 1874. She was b. in New York. 25 Dec, 1856. 
2204. iv. Ella Sophronia, b. 27 May, 1855 ; mar. George H. Reed, of Evans- 
ville, Wis., 16 June, 1869. He was b. 19 May, 1843, in Troy, 
Ohio. Children: i. Nellie May, b. 14 Nov., 1871 ; mar. Charles 
Johnson, of Evansville, Wis., 1 Nov., 1892. 2. Charles Dwight, b. 
16 Dec, 1874. 3. Henry J., b. 18 July, 1877. 
2205. V. William Herbert, b. 17 Feb., 1858; mar. Flora L. Livermore, of 
Fairmont, Minn., 13 May, 1877. 

2206. vi. J B , b. 24 Sept., i860. 

2207. vii. Burt S., b. 30 April, 1863. Commissioner of 2d Dist., Martin Co., 

Minn. Fairmont. 



1288. ADOLPHUS' {Lucius^^'' and Rebeccah {Martin), Asa,'"^ 
Ep/iraim,^' Lieut. Ephraitn,^'^ Ephraim^ George'^), b. 20 March, 
1801, in Sheldon, Vt. ; mar. Sally Fish, in Sheldon, Vt., 20 Jan., 1825. 
She was b. 22 June, 1802, and d. 1 March, 1868. He d. 20 Aug., 
1881 ; was a farmer and lived in Franklin, Vt. 

Children. 

2208. i- Charles, b. 3 Feb., 1826, in Sheldon, Vt. ; mar. Ann F. Butler, 24 
April, 1849. 

2209. Sibyl Fish, b. 30 April, 1829, in Fr.nnklin, Vt. ; d. — March, 1900; mar. 

Charles Butler, 11 March, 1853. He was b. 25 Feb., 1827, in 
Sheldon, Vt. ; d. 15 Dec, 1904. Child: Mary E., b. i860; mar. 
Robert Longhead, — Aug., 1878. Child: Charles Butler. 

2210. iii. Sarah, b. 20 Nov., 1831, in Franklin, Vt. ; d. 22 March, 1903; mar. 

Adolphus Dewing, 29 Jan., 1854. He was b. 31 March, 1828, in 
Franklin. Children: i. Henry E., b. 3 June, 1857; mar. Lillian 
Agnes Colcord, 20 Feb., 1878. Children all b. in Franklin: (a) 
Herman Adolphus, b. 12 Jan., 1884; mar. 26 Nov., 1902, Lorinda 
Mina Boyd, b. 29 Oct., 1884, in Freleighsburg, P. Q. Child: Elmer 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 315 

Archie, b. 13 Dec, 1906, in Sheldon, Vt. (b) Ernest George, b. 
II May, 1886. (c) William Howard, b. i April, 1894. 2. Carrie 
Maria, b. 30 Jan., 1862. 3. Charles Adolphus, b. 29 April, 1865 ; 
mar. Priscilla Jane Chaffee, 8 Aug., 1901. She was b. in Berkshire, 
23 Dec, 1867. Children: (a) James Adolphus, b. 4 Sept., 1902. 
(b) Marjorie Chaffee, b. 23 June, 1905. 

1391, LUCIUS^ {Lucius"^'' and Rebeccah {Martin), Asa,^^^ Eph- 
raim,^'' Lieut. Ephraim,^'' Ephraim,^ George^), b. 22 Nov., 1808, in 
Sheldon, Vt. ; mar. Elizabeth Burt, 1 March, 1838. She was b. 26 
July, 1813. Went to Franklin Falls, Vt., where he d. 16 May, 1874. 
Farmer. 

Child. 

221 1. Louisa Elizabeth, b. 6 Oct., 1839; mar. Augustus Goodspeed, 7 May, 
1866. He was b. 9 Oct., 1833, and d. 6 Jan., 1892. Child: Elizabeth 
Ann, b. 26 April, 1867; mar. John S. McLean, 4 July, 1894. He was 
b. II Sept., 1872. Children: (a) Julia L., b. 9 Sept., 1895. (b) Flora 
E., b. IS Oct., 1897. 

1299. EBENEZER KINGSBURY^ {Willard^^^ and Molly {Joy- 
Richardson), Asa,'^^ Ephraim,^'' Lieut. Ephraim,"^^ Ephraim^ 
George^), b. 27 Nov., 1813, in Jericho, Vt. ; mar. Jane Tripp, 14 
June, 1847. She was b. in Hogansburg, N. Y., 14 Jan., 1826, and d. 
26 Oct., 1896. He d. 15 May, 1894. He went with his father in 
1818 to Stockholm, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y., removed in 1835 to Cin- 
cinnati, Ohio, and not long after to Springfield, 111. Taught school 
1837-40 successively in Sugar Grove, Spring Creek and Mechanics- 
ville. 111., and in 1840 went to the Galena Lead Mines, and, after 
several other removals, in 1850 returned to Illinois, where, in 1856, 
he bought a farm near Atlanta, Logan Co., 111. In 1867 he moved to 
Normal, 111., where he taught till 1883, when he went to Minnesota, 
and spent the remainder of his days. He was active in church work 
wherever he lived, was a Deacon in the Congregational Church for 
many years, a strong advocate of the " Anti-Slavery " cause, and a 
strict " Total Abstinence " man. 



\ 

I 

315 THE COLT ON EAMILY. 

Children. \ 

2212. i- Charles, b. 14 Dec, 1848, in Grant Co., Wis.; mar. Kitty Dewey, 

17 June, 1876. She was b. ic March, 1855, in Aurora, 111., and 
d. 25 Aug., 1878, in Dallas, Tex.; mar., second, Sena Hanson, 27 
Nov., 1885. She d. 11 July, 1890, in Minneapolis, Minn. He 
mar., third, Amelia A. Brunck, 6 May, 1891, in Seattle, Wash. 

2213. ii- WiLLARD, b. 24 March, 185 1, in Sangamon Co., 111.; mar. Anna M. 

Culver, in La Salle, 111., 6 April, 1880. 

2214. iii. Mary Jane, b. 24 July, 1857, near Atlanta, Logan Co., 111.; mar. 

Cook; d. 29 June, 1895. Children: I. Merton H., b. 15 

Aug., 1887. 2. Hugh, b. 1SS8. 3. Chester A., b. 16 Aug., 

1889. 4. Ralph A., b. 6 Sept., 1892. 5. Burns E., b. 29 May, 1895. 

2215. iv. Henry Tripp, b. 19 June, 1861 ; d. 24 Dec, 1865. 

1301. ALANSON^ {Gideon''*^ and Rhoda {Fowler), Eli,^''^' Eph- 
raim,'>' Lieut. Ephraim,^'' Ephraim,^ George^), b. 13 Oct., 1813, in 
Borodino, Onondaga Co., N. Y. ; mar. Charity Ide, dau. of Rev. 
Rogers Ide, of Niles, Cayuga Co., N. Y., 10 Dec, 1835. Fanner, 
Borodino, N. Y. He d. 27 April, 1885. 

Children all b. in Borodino, N. Y. 

2216. i. Henrietta, b. 30 Nov., 1836; mar. Mark Harvey, of Thorn Hill, 

Spafford, Onondaga Co., N. Y., 25 Dec, 1856. She d. 15 June, 1888. 
Children: i. Frank, b. 27 Aug., i860; mar. Josephine Mouk, 17 
Aug.. 1880. She was b. 6 March, 1859. Children: (a) Jesse, b. 
23 Jan., 1S84; d. 8 Jan., 1887. (b) Glenn, b. 24 Aug., 1886. (c) 
Nett, b. 9 June, 1892. (d) Grace, b. 27 Aug., 1894. 
2217. ii- Frank, b. 28 Jan., 1838; mar. Amanda Harris, 18 Jan., i860. 

2218. iii. Hiram Ai.anson, b. 29 Sept., 1839; mar. Sarah Van Allin, of Cedar 

Vale, Onondaga Co., N. ¥., 10 June, 1890. Began business life as 
a dry-goods merchant at the age of twenty-three ; continued in trade 
ten years, and then purchased a farm near Borodino, where he 
established the Lakeside Stock Farm, and engaged extensively in 
the breeding of short-horned cattle and Spanish Merino sheep. 
April, 1896, he retired from this business on account of failing 
health. No children. 

2219. iv. Harriet, b. 18 Dec, 1845; mar. George Wiltsie, of Skaneateles, N. Y., 

9 Oct., 1867. Child: Frank Colton, b. 27 July, 1876; mar. Alice 
L. Foote, of Syracuse, N. Y., 8 Oct., 1897. 

2220. V. Alice Eudora, b. 29 July, 1850; mar. Henry J. Haight, of Borodino, 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 317 

7 Oct., 1868. Children: i. Mabel, b. 22 June, 1870. 2. Leonard 
Titus, b. 22 Oct., 1873; grad. Williams College, 1896. 3. Ernest 
Colton, b. 20 May, 1876; d. 15 July, 1887. 

2221. vi. David, b. 16 Jan., 1854; mar. Mary A. Mason, of Borodino, 22 Sept, 

1874. 

1305. SILAS ^ {Silas''-'' and Mary {Mines), Eli,^^'" Ephraim,'"'^ 
Lieut. Ephraiyn,^^ Ephraim^ George'^), b. 27 Jan., 1799, in Rowe, 
Mass. ; mar. Olive Simmons, 8 Oct., 1829. She was b. 5 Dec, 1809, 
in Woodstock, Vt., and d. 7 Oct., 1869. He d. 6 May, 1882. Farmer. 
Lived in Sherburne, Vt. 

Children all b. in Sherburne. 

2222. i. Amanda M., b. 27 July, 1832 ; d. 8 Oct., 1834. 

2223. ii. William Wallace, b. 17 Feb., 1836; d. 2 March, 1868; did not marry. 

2224. iii. Clarinda Eloira, b. 11 June, 1838; mar. Lewis H. Fuller, of Fullers- 

burg, 111., 7 Oct., 1858; d. 3 May, 1873. Children all b. in Fullers- 
burg: I. De Alton, b. 23 Jan., x86o; d. 8 Feb., 1879. 2. Ora, b. 25 
Sept., 1861. 3. Duane, b. 29 May, 1863. 4. Lewis H., b. 15 Dec, 
1865. 

2225. iv. Henry Franklin, b. 4 Sept., 1843. He enlisted 10 Sept., 1862, in 

Co. H., 14th Reg., Vermont Vol., and d. 9 Feb., 1863, at Fairfax 
C. H., Va. 
2226. V. Edwin Sandford, b. 29 June, 1846; mar. Clara Maxham, in Lowell, 
Mass., 7 Sept., 1869. 

2227. vi. Silas Augustus, b. 26 Oct., 1848; mar. Minnie Spaulding, in Rochester, 

Vt., 17 Dec, 1868. Manufacturer of chair stock in Bridgewater, 
Vt., and, later, in Ludlow, Vt. No children. 

1306. HIRAM' {Silas ^^^ and Mary {Mines), Eli,^^^ Ephraim,'''' 
Lieut. Ephraim,^^ Ephraim,^ George'^), b. 2 Dec, 1800, in Rowe, 
Mass.; mar. Lucy F. Baker, in Pittsfield, Vt., 24 Aug., 1826. She 
was b. 29 Oct., 1806, and d. in Pittsfield, Vt, 22 Feb., 1847. He d. 
iji Sherburne, Vt., 3 June, 1871. Farmer. 

Children. 

2228. i. Lucy Jane, b. 4 June, 1827, in Sherburne; mar. Pliny R. Howe, 

— July, 1850, in Lowell, Mass. Child: Ella E., b. 17 Dec, 1852, 



318 THE COLT ON f\mILY. 

\ 
in Lowell, Mass.; mar. Hiram ^T. Shirding, in Palatine, 111., 5 
Sept., 1875. She d. in Palatine, '21 Jan., 1881. Child: Blanche 
L., b. 9 Feb., 1877. 

2229. ii. Silas Morton, b. 3 Aug., 1828, in Sherburne, Vt. ; d. 3 Sept., 1846, 

in Lowell, Mass. 

2230. iii. Augusta Isadore, b. 27 Feb., 1830, in Sherburne, Vt. ; mar. George 

L. Taylor, 6 March, 1855, in Lowell, Mass. Children all b. in 
Denmark, Iowa: I. Lettie R., b. 6 Jan., 1859; mar. Edward D. 
Northam, 22 July, 1879, in Aurora, 111. Children: (a) De Witt, 
b. 13 Aug., 18S0. (b) Ruth, b. 9 July, 1888. (c) Ralph, b. 3 
April, 1890. 2. Frank L., b. 15 Sept., i860; mar. Sadie A. Doo- 
little, 31 Oct., 1883. She d. in Menomonee, Wis., 4 Aug., 1884. 
3. Edward P., b. 28 May, 1862 ; mar. Amanda M. Mighell, in 
Waterman, 111., 18 June, 1S84. Children: (a) Clara Belle, b. 19 
Feb., 1886; d. 3 Sept.. 1886. (b) Mary, b. 22 Sept., 1887. (c) 
Lulu. b. 9 Oct., 1889. (d) Darwin Morrill, b. 19 May, 1891. 

2231. iv. Nancy A., b. 21 Feb., 1832, in Sherburne, Vt. ; d. 24 Aug., 1846, in 

Lowell, Mass. 

2232. V. LORAINE M., b. 4 May, 1834, in Sherburne. Vt. ; d. 12 July, 1856, in 

Lowell, Mass. 

2233. vi. Christinia Laura, b. 3 May, 1836, in Sherburne, Vt. ; mar. Homer 

Hopkins, in Aurora, 111., 9 March. 1869. He d. in Palatine, 111., 
19 Oct., 1871. No children. 

2234. vii. Clementine, b. 16 Oct., 1838, in Sherburne, Vt. ; d. 31 Aug., 1846, 

in Lowell, Mass. 

2235. viii. Isabella C, b. 17 March, 1841, in Pittsfield, Vt. ; mar. Martin V. 

B. Greene, 5 Aug., 1868, in Thorntons Ferry, N. H. Child: Ed- 
ward, b. — Nov., 1872, in Nashua, N. H. 

2236. ix. Leslie Evola, b. 13 July, 1846, in Lowell, Mass. 

1307. GIDEON^ {Silas'''' and Mary {Hincs), Eli,-"' Eph- 
raim,^'' Lieut. Ephraim,^'' Ephraim,^ George'^), b. 6 Nov., 1802, in 
Rowe, Mass.; mar. Mary Dean, of Sherburne, Vt., 1 Jan., 1830. He 
d. 21 Sept., 1879, in Sherburne, Vt. She d. 11 Feb., 1881. 



Children all h. in Sherburne, Vt. 

2237. i. Mary A., b. 4 Jan., 1832; d. i Aug., 1856; did not marry. 
2238. ii- Harvey, b. 14 Aug., 1836 ; mar. Sarah Turner, of Sherburne, 25 Nov., 

1859. She d. 1862. He mar., second, Edith L. Pratt, in 

Sherburne, 19 March, 1863. 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 319 

2239. iii. Lucy Jane, b. 4 Oct., 1843; d. 1893. Was a teacher; did not 

marry. 

2240. iv. Abbie E., b. 16 April, 1845 ; mar. James L. Bailey, I Jan., 1865 ; d. 

2 May, 1876. Children: i. Henry, . 2. Clinton, b. 26 March, 

1 8 76. 

2241. V. Lyman G., b. 5 Sept., 1849; mar. Lucy M. Russell, of Pittsfield, Vt., 

6 Nov., 1872. 

1309. AARON' {Silas ^^'' and Mary {Mines), Eli,^^" Ephraim,''' 
Lieut. Ephraini/^ Ephraim^ George'^), b. 21 Feb., 1806, in Rowe, 
Mass.; mar. Nancy Baker, in Pittsfield, Vt., 8 Aug., 1828. She d. 
12 Oct., 1880. He invented an improvement in bee hives, and ob- 
tained letters patent for it 1845. Moved to Buffalo, N. Y., in 1847, 
and from thence in 1860 to Sycamore, 111. He d. 3 June, 1887. 

Children. 

2242. i. Norman Jones, b. 28 March, 1831, in Addison, Vt. ; mar. Jane C. 

Prindle, in Attica, N. Y., 17 May, 1853; d. 7 Jan., 1854, in Attica. 
2243. ii- John Wesley, b. 26 Aug., 1833, in Pittsfield, Vt. ; mar. Ann Eliza 
Goodwin, in Attica, N. Y., 22 Sept., 1856; d. 20 March, 1872, in 
Attica, N. Y. 

2244. iii. Franklin, b. 12 Nov., 1834, in Sherburne, Vt. ; d. 12 May, 1855, in 

Le Roy, N. Y. 

2245. iv. Mary E., b. 3 Jan., 1838, in Pittsfield, Vt. ; mar. George W- Cham- 

berlain, in Le Roy, N. Y., 7 Aug., 1858. He was b. 12 Dec, 
1834, in Le Roy. Resides in Chicago, 111. Children: i. Helen 
Mar, b. 11 Oct., 1862; mar. Willis Morton Brown, 29 Dec, 1891. 
Child: Stewart Chamberlain, b. 10 May, 1894. 2. Edward Col ton, 
b. 12 Nov., 1864. 

2246. V. Linus F., b. 15 March, 1843, in Pittsfield, Vt. 

2247. ^^- Aaron Burr, b. 25 July, 1845, in Pittsfield, Vt. ; mar. Nettie Ramsey, 
13 Oct., 1878. She was b. in De Kalb Co., 111., 8 Jan., 1845. 
2248. vii. Edward, b. 31 Aug., 1850, in Attica, N. Y. ; mar. Julia Brundige, 
. He d. 2 Feb., 1889. 

1313. ELISHA W., Capt.^ {Silas''^-' and Mary {Nines), EU,^^^ 
Ephraim,''^ Lieut. Ephraim,'''' Ephraim,^ George^), b. 4 Sept., 1813, 
in Rowe, Mass.; mar. Martha M. Hastings, in Sherburne, Vt., 10 
Dec, 1839. She was b. 11 Nov., 1820, and d. 7 Aug., 1900. He d. 



320 THE COLTON FAMILY. 

9 Aug., 1883. Farmer; lived in Sherburne; was known throughout 
the mountain region of Vermont as the veteran bear-hunter. 

Children all b. in Sherburne, Vt. 

2249. i. Angeline M., b. 20 Dec, 1840; d. 18 April, 1844. 
2250. ii- Hazen Timothy, b. 7 April, 1842; mar. Mary E. Stearns, of East 
Hampton, Mass., 20 June, 1874. 

2251. iii. George Simond, b. 10 Dec, 1843; mar. Susan II. Calef, in Wash- 

ington, Vt., 9 Sept., i8t>9. She was b. 24 Jan., 1844; d. 31 Jan., 
1900. Mar., second, 5 June, 1902, Clara Louise Sutherland, of 
Somerville, Mass. Manufacturer of garter, loom, suspender, frill 
and truss webs, etc. East Hampton, 111. No children. 

2252. iv. Sus.\N Adel.\ide, b. 12 April, 1845 ; mar. James D. Parmenter, in 

Sherburne, Vt., 10 May, 1866. He was b. 2 Nov., 1838; resides 
in Pittsfield, Vt. Children: i. Maude N., b. 20 Jan., 1871. 2. 
May v., b. 23 April, 1873. 
2253. V. Edgar Alonzo, b. 26 June, 1847; mar. Annie M. Naylor, in Middle- 
field, Mass., 25 March, 1875. She was b. lo Jan., 1854, in East 
Lynn, Conn. 

2254. vi. Nancie Jaxette, b. 27 March, 1849; mar. Lysander L. Clarke, i 

July, 1874. He was b. 13 Jan., 1850. Children: i. Arthur C, b. 
7 Feb., 1876. 2. Willie M.. b. 6 Nov., 1877; d. i Feb., 1878. 3. 
Bertha M., b. 27 June. 1880. 4. Ethel M., b. 25 Dec, 1886. 

2255. vii. Eva Martha, b. 31 Dec. 1S50; d. 18 Feb., 1861. 

2256. viii. Sidney Nathaniel, b. 9 Feb., 1S53. Farmer; N. Sherburne; un- 

married. 

2257. ix. Frank Norman, b. 28 March, 1856; d. 16 Feb.. 1861. 

2258. X. RosTO Ellsworth, b. 26 March, i860; mar. Jennie Estabrook, in 

Rutland, Vt., 21 Oct., 1886. She d. 10 May, 1890, and he mar., 
second, Annie E. Murphy, 21 Nov., 1891. 

1314. JONATHAN^ {Silas''*' and Mary {Ilines), Eli,'"'''^ Eph- 
raivi,""' Lieut. Ephraim,-'' Ephraitn,'' George^), b. 23 Jan., 1815, in 
Rowe, Mass.; mar. Amanda M. Pratt, in Stockl)ridge, Vt., 4 Oct., 
1847. She d. 22 Nov., 1884. He d. 23 Jan., 1888. Farmer; lived 
in North Sherburne, Vt. 

Children all b. in North Sherburne. 

2259. i. Osc.\R, b. 8 Sept., 1850; mar. Hannah McCoUom, 30 June, 1879, in 

Stockbridge, Vt. 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 321 

2260. ii. Addie E., b. 4 Sept., 1852 ; mar. Charles W. Boutwell, in West Ran- 
dolph, Vt., 14 Sept., 1880. He d. 24 June, 1886. She mar., second, 
John Keene, of Rutland, Vt., — Sept., 1889, and d. 16 July, 1890. 
2261. iii- Melvin B., b. 8 Dec, 1862 ; mar. Ruth Pollard, in Ludlow, Vt., 9 
Nov., 1887. 

1317. REUBEN POWERS^ {David ^^^ and Polly {Noble), 
David,^^^ Samuel,^^^ Lieut. Ephraim,-^ Ephraim,^ George^), b. 18 
Oct., 1808, in Cato, Cayuga Co., N. Y. ; mar. Jane Macdonald, in 
Gananoque, Ontario, Can., 14 Feb., 1840. She d. in Brockville, Ont., 
Can., 15 Nov., 1845. He mar., second, Catharine Auchinvale, in 
Gananoque, Ont., 16 May, 1850. She d. in Buffalo, N. Y., 7 Oct., 
1862. He d. in Gananoque, 8 Sept., 1891. On the death of his par- 
ents in 1810 (see No. 651) he was taken by his grandfather David 
(see No. 298) to Rupert, Vt., and subsequently, 1822, to Manlius, 
N. Y., where he learned the woolen manufacturing business. In 1830 
he went to Canada, settling in Gananoque. From 1841 to 1864 was 
engaged in the foundry business in Brockville. He then returned to 
Gananoque, and engaged in the manufacture of agricultural imple- 
ments. 

Children by first wife, Jane. 

2262. i. David John, b. 6 Jan., 1844, in Gananoque, Can. He went to Cali- 

fornia in 1862, and to Nevada in 1864, and remained there till 
1885, when he went to San Francisco. Later, and for several 
years, connected with the Eureka and Palisade R. R. Mechanical 
engineer. 

2263. ii. Frances, b. 11 April, 1843, in Brookville, Ont., Can.; mar. John 

Dow, 3 Oct., 1871, in Gananoque, Ont.; d. — May, 1873. 

Children by second ivije, Catharine, all b. in Brockville. 

2264. iii. Emily, b. 22 March, 185 1, 

2265. iv. Charles, b. 6 Jan., 1853; d. 3 July, 1871. 

2266. v. Agnes Mary, b. 16 March, 1855 ; d. 24 June, 1874. 

2267. vi. Margaret Cornelia, b. 29 Feb., 1856. 

2268. vii. Reuben Gilbert, b. 28 Dec, 1858; d. 11 July, 1894, in Gananoque. 

2269. viii. Arthur, b. 5 Sept., i860; d. in Moscow, Idaho, 15 Oct., 1891. 

21 



322 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

1326. EPHRAIM' {Julius'"''^ and Abigail {Bunnell), Ephraim,^'''' 
Samuel,''''^ Lieut. Ephraim,-'' Ephraim,^ George^), b. 28 Feb., 1821, 
in Hannibal, Oswego Co., N. Y. ; mar. Mary Jane Delahunty, March, 
1856, in Ballaret, Australia; d. 5 Feb., 1879, in Fort Scott, Kan. In 
Australia he kept a hotel, and in Kansas he was a farmer. 

Child. 

2270. Clara, b. 27 April, 1857, in Ballarat, Australia; mar. Charles Clifton, 

Grain, 26 Feb., 1884, in Fort Scott. Kan. He was b. 18 May, 1856, in 
Cooperstown, Pa. Children both b. in Fort Scott: i. Clifton Wood- 
ward, b. 29 July, 18S6. 2. Franklin Colton, b. 11 March, 1894. 

1337. MILES ROYAL" {Julius''''' and Abigail {Bunnell), Eph- 
raim,^'^^ Samuel,^^^ Lieut. Ephraitn,-'^ Ep/traim,^ George^), b. 11 
April, 1823, in Hannibal, Oswego Co., N. Y. ; mar. Elizabeth Henry, 
15 May, 1850, in Geneva, N. Y. She was b. in Mill Rush, near Mon- 
treal, Canada. Immediately after marriage moved to Fort Winne- 
bago, near Portage City, Wis., where they lived twenty-three years. 
He was Town Clerk one year. Engaged in the hop business seven 
years; farming at the same time. In the spring of 1872 removed to 
near Peabody, Kan., where they lived ten years, engaged in farming. 
In Nov., 1882, went to Dayton, Wash., where he d. 2 Nov., 1889. 

Children all b. in Fort Winnebago, Wis. 

2271. i. William, b. 23 June, 1851; d. in Peabody, Kan., 18 Dec, 1872. 

2272. ii. Josephine, b. 18 May, 1854; mar. George Moulton, of Marion, Kan., 

21 Aug., 1875. Children b. in Marion Centre, Kan.: i. Eva Mabel, 
b. I April, 1877. 2. William Elmer, b. 31 July, 1878. 3. Daughter, 
b. 8 May, 1883; d. 20 May, 1883. 4. Charles Ross, b. 21 June, 
1891. 

2273. iii. Emma, b. 6 Sept., 1856 ; mar. Charles Grupe, of Peabody, Kan., 4 

March, 1876. Children: i. Bernice Lorena, b. 23 Aug., 1881. 2. 
Roy Monroe, b. 14 Sept., 1884. 3. Beulah Inez, b. 13 Oct.. 1886. 4. 
Harry Ridgeway, b. 4 May, 1890. 5. Gretchen Lucile, b. 10 Jan., 
1899. 

2274. iv. Charles Henry, b. 30 Nov., 1858; mar. Addie Mariah Crispin, 15 

Nov., 1885, in Dayton, Columbia Co., Wash. She was b. 7 April, 
1863, in Modesto Co., Cal. He mar., second, Mrs. Florence Anne 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 323 

(Wilkes) Fitzpatrick, 14 March, 1900, in Dayton, Wash. She was 

b. 9 June, 1861, in Mokena, 111. No children. 
iZT^i. V. Eva, b. 6 Dec, i860; mar. William Woods, 6 Feb., 1883. No children. 
2276. vi. Albert Edward, b. 30 Oct., 1862; mar. Lizzie E. Copeland, 

1895. She was b. 1865, in Grayville, 111, No children. 



1333. CEPHAS^ {Julius ^"^ and Nancy {Crawford), Ephraim,^''^ 
Samucl,^^^ Lieut. Ephraim,^^ Ephraim,^ George'^), b. 2 June, 1837, 
in Racine, Wis.; mar. Laura B. Haydon, 14 Jan., 1871, in Fort Scott, 
Kan. After marriage they lived in Fort Scott four years, then went 
to Rosalia, Col., and from thence moved to Dayton, Wash. 

Children. 

•t 

2277. i. Edgar Milton, b. 7 July, 1872, in Fort Scott, Kan. 

2278. ii. Myra Freelove, b. 5 May, 1874, in Fort Scott, Kan.; mar. Elmer M. 

Simmerman, 29 Nov., 1897, in Dayton, Wash. 

2279. iii. Bekt Leonard, b. 10 Oct., 1877, in Castilla Co., Colorado. 

2280. iv. Harry William, b. i Feb. 1879, in Canon City, Colorado. 

2281. V. Miles Ray, b. 8 Jan., 1883, in Dayton, Wash. 

1344. FREDERICK HENRY ^ {Samuel^''' and Alice M. {Spel- 
man), Samuel^'^^ Samuel,'^^^ Samuel,"^ Ephraim,^ George'^), b. 11 
July, 1855, in West Granville, Mass.; mar. Mary Jane Meyrick, 16 
Sept., 1882. She was b. 20 April, 1861, in Louisville, Ky. 

Child. 

2282. Mary Alice, b. 20 March, 1898; d. 24 March, 1898. 

1347. LYMAN SHEPARD, Rev.^ {Moses Shepard''''*^ and Ar- 
villa {Coates), Lemuel,^'^^ Josiah,^^"^ Josiah,^'^ Ephraim,^ George'^), 
b. 17 Aug., 1831, in Belvidere, La Moille Co., Vt. ; mar. Nancy 
Whisler, 21 Feb., 1859, in Jamestown, Steuben Co., Ind. She was b. 
14 Feb., 1841, in Pike, Starke Co., O., and d. 21 Feb., 1884, in Circle- 
ville, Kan. He moved with his father to Geauga Co., Ohio, in 1839, 
and afterwards, in 1843, to Steuben Co., Indiana, and to Kansas in 
1869. Was ordained into the ministry of the Baptist Church in 1861, 



324 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

and for several years ministered to small societies in Jackson and ad- 
joining counties in Kansas. Later he taught school in the same neigh- 
borhoods. He d. in his home in Circleville, Kan., 14 Nov., 1883. 

Children. 

2283. i. Eugene Shepakd, b. 29 March, i860, in Jackson, Randolph Co., 

Ind. ; d. i Sept., 1861, in Salem, Jay Co., Ind. 

2284. ii. Annette Jane, b. 23 Sept., 1861, in Antioch, Jay Co., Ind.; mar. 

Albert Arnold Green, in Circleville, Jackson Co., Kan., i March, 
1883. He was b. 2 Jan., 185 1, in Narraganset Pier, R. I. Chil- 
dren: I. Nancy Dell, b. 22 Feb., 1881, in Circleville, Kan. 2. 
Albert Arnold, b. 23 June, 1884, in Circleville, Kan. 3. William 
Ray, b. 22 Feb., 1886, in Circleville, Kan. 4. Clara May, b. i Feb., 
1888, in Lawrence, Kan. 5. Edna Pearl, b. 25 July, 1891, in 
Lawrence, Kan. 
2285. iii- Edwi.n- Lyman, b. 28 March, 1863, in Otsego, Steuben Co., Ind.; 
mar. Eulalie Maude White, 18 May, 1893, in Circleville, Kan. 

2286. iv. Edward Zebina, b. and d. 15 April, 1865, in Otsego, Ind. 

2287. v. Charles Nelson, b. 7 March, 1870, in Atchison, Kan. 

2288. vi. Lenna Verona, b. 23 June, 1872, in Jefferson, Jackson Co., Kan.; 

mar. 9 Feb., 1900, Arthur Cox. He d. 9 Oct., 1908. Two daughters. 
2289. vii. William Milton, b. 14 March, 1874, in Jefferson, Kan.; mar. Lulu 
Myrtle White, in Circleville, Kan., i8 April, 1894. 

2290. viii. Unnamed, b. and d. — Sept., 1882. 

1353. THERON ' {£/i««i and Elizabeth {Dcitz), Itliamar,^-^ 
Rev. Eli,^^* Rev. Berijamin,^'^ Ephraim,^ George''), h. 7 Oct., 1803, 
in Elk Creek Tp., Erie Co., Penn. ; mar. Lydia Ann Coon, 21 April, 
1831, in Elk Cr. She was b. 1 Feb., 1812, in Jefferson, Schoharie Co., 
N. Y. He d. 21 Feb., 1887. 

Children all h. in Elk Cr., Penn. 

2291. i. Sarah Ann, b. 26 Oct., 1833; mar. William Post, of Wyoming Co., 

N. Y., 12 April, 1870, in Portage, Livingston Co., N. Y. He was b. 
23 Sept., 1829. Resides in Dalton, N. Y. Child: George W., b. 
23 Sept., 1873, in Mt. Morris, N. Y. ; d. 29 Oct., 1873. 

2292. ii- Eli Judson, b. 7 Aug., 1836; mar. Mary Emmette Silver, in Cedar 

Rapids, Iowa, 16 July, 1859. 

2293. iii- William Harrison, b. 23 Nov., 1839; mar. Rosina H. Passage, 23 

Feb., 1868, in Nunda, Livingston Co., N. Y. 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 325 

2294. iv. Martin Simpson, b. 4 June, 1842 ; mar. Martha Louvina Merithew, 
13 April, 1870, in Portage, Livingston Co., N. Y. He d. 31 March, 
1889. 
2295. V. Martha Elizabeth, b. 6 Sept., 1846 ; mar. Volney Eugene Baldwin, 
26 Jan., 1870, in Portage, N. Y. She d. 11 Nov., 1884. He viras b. 
31 July, 1840, in Grove, Alleghany Co., N. Y. Child: Floyd E., 
b. 19 July, 1879. 



1359. ARNESTUS DEITZ^ (£/j«»i and Elizabeth {Deitz), Itha- 
inar,^'^* Rev. Eli,^'^^ Rev. Benjaviin,^^ Ephraim,^ George ^), b. 9 June, 
1814, in Elk Creek Tp., Erie Co., Penn. ; mar. Caroline Elizabeth Hol- 
comb, 18 Nov., 1841, in McHenry Co., 111. She was b. 8 Sept., 1818, 
in Hartford, Conn., and d. 14 Feb., 1846, in Geneva, Wis. He mar., 
second, Annah Elizabeth Booth, 18 Oct., 1848, in Geneva, Wis. She 
was b. 30 Nov., 1827, in Shoreham, Vt. He d. 8 March, 1894. 

Children by first wife, Caroline, b. in Geneva, Wis. 

2296. i. Oscar Cyril, b. 22 Sept., 1843. 

2297. ii. Unnamed son, b. 6 Feb., 1846; d. 7 Feb., 1847. 

Children by second wife, Annah, all b. and d. in Geneva. 

2298. iii. George Seeley, b. 22 June, 1850 ; d. 9 Feb., i860. 

2299. iv. Cornelia, b. 22 June, 1856; d. 16 Sept., 1856. 

2300. V. Edwin Dietz, b. 20 Oct., 1863 ; d. 10 Feb., 1864. 

1361. ELI ^ {EW^^ and Elizabeth {Deitz), Ithamar,^-" Rev. Eli^'^^ 
Rev. Benjamin,^^ Ephraim,^ George ^), b. 23 Oct., 1817, in Elk Creek 
Tp., Erie Co., Penn. ; mar. Fanny Kelly, in Erie Co., Penn., 23 Oct., 
1847. She was b. 29 Oct., 1822, in Lockport, N. Y. Resided on the 
old home farm, and d. there 9 Oct., 1884. 

Children all b. in Elk Creek. 

2301. i. Jane (Jennie), b. 25 Dec, 1848. Resides in Lundys Lane, Penn. 

2302. ii. Addie, b. 25 Jan., 1850 ; d. 20 Feb., 1858. 

2303. iii. Hattie, b. 6 March, 1854; mar. John Rudolph Snyder, in Elk Creek, 

7 May, 1871. She d. 9 April, 1897. Children: i. Jane May, b. 22 
Feb., 1872 ; mar. Frank Salhoff, 20 Oct., 1897. 2. George Washing- 
ton, b. 2 June, 1874. 3. Mabel Grace, b. 10 July, 1882. 



326 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

1362. GEORGE WASHINGTON' (£// ««^ and Elizabeth 
{Deitz), Ithamar,^-" Rev. Eli,^^^ Rev. Benjamin,^^ Ephraim,^ 
George'-), b. 3 Dec, 1819, in Elk Creek Tp., Erie Co., Penn. ; mar. 
Mrs. Adela Stewart (Shepard) Benedict, in Girard, Penn., 11 May, 
1852. She was b. in Chateaugay, Clinton Co., N. Y. ; and d. in 
Harrisburg, Penn., 8 Feb., 1878. No children. He mar., second, Mrs. 
Mary Haster {nee Brenneman), 5 Dec, 1889. She was b. in White- 
hall, Penn., 29 Jan., 1845, and d. in Erie, Penn., 28 July, 1894. He 
has honorably filled several offices of public trust, serving as Constable 
and Collector of Taxes of Erie Co., Penn. ; clerk for the County Com- 
missioners for twelve years ; elected Prothonotary of county, and served 
full term of three years; was for some months a Clerk for Congress, 
and then returned to Erie Co., where he organized a Savings Bank, the 
" Erie Dime Savings and Loan Company," and was its Treasurer and 
General Manager for seven years. Subsequently he was Clerk in the 
State Treasurer's office, and, later, for four years was in the office of 
the Secretary of the Commonwealth, Harrisburg, Penn. Returned to 
Erie, and in 1883 was appointed Superintendent of Construction of the 
new U. S. building in -that city. 

1364. ELIAZER WELLS' (£//«" and Elizabeth {Dcitz), Itha- 
mar,''-'^ Rev. Eli,^^* Rev. Benjamin,''' Ephraim,"" George^), b. 9 Dec, 
1824, in Elk Creek Tp., Erie Co., Penn.; mar. Matilda P. Williams, 
in Erie Co., Penn., 19 Feb., 1850. She was b. 20 May, 1829, in Catta- 
raugus Co., N. Y., and d. in Marshalltown, Iowa, 13 March, 1889. 
He d. in California, 17 Sept., 1851. 

Child. 

2304. Mary M., b. 25 April, 1851, in Elk Cr., Tenn. ; mar. George Kroger, in 
Marshalltown, Iowa, 26 July, 1869. He was b. 24 March, 1847, in 
Cleveland, Ohio. She d. 30 Jan., iqio. Children all b. in Marshall- 
town, Iowa: I. Dau., unnamed, b. and d. 22 Dec, 1870. 2. Claire H., 
b. 3 June, 1872; d. I Aug., 1894. 3. Son, unnamed, b. and d. 29 
July, 1877. 4. Zena G., b. 22 Sept., 1878. 5. Irma M., b. 8 Nov., 1880. 

1365. MARCUS FAYETTE^ (£/t «" and Elizabeth {Deitz), 
Ithamar,^^* Rev. Eli,'^* Rev. Benjamin,^'' Ephraim,^ George^), b. 25 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 327 

Oct., 1826, in Elk Creek Tp., Erie Co., Penn. ; mar. Laura L. Whelp- 
ley, in Ashtabula Co., Ohio, 12 May, 1852. She d. 22 Nov., 1897, in 
New York. 

Children. 

2305. i. Ida M., b. in Kingsville, Ashtabula Co., Ohio, i March, 1853 5 niar. 
Robert D. Brown, 18 Jan., 1876. Child: Robbin, b. 25 Nov., 1881. 
2306. ii- Charles Whelpley, b. 15 June, 1856, in La Crosse, Wis.; mar. Lucy 
M. Losey, 21 Jan., 1878. She d. — April, 1887. He mar., second, 
Maud Alice Adams, in Stamford, Conn., 28 Jan., 1890. 
2307. iii. Willie, b. — Jan., 1859, in La Crosse, Wis. ; d. i March, 1859. 
2308. iv. George Willis, b. 29 June, i860, in La Crosse, Wis. ; mar. Adelaide 
S. Horton, 6 May, 1886, in Minneapolis, Minn. 

1366. OSCAR HENRY ^ (£/z«8i and Elizabeth {Deitz), Itha- 
mar,^'^'^ Rev. Eli,"''^^ Rev. Benjamin,"^ Ephraim,^ George'^), b. in Elk 
Creek Tp., Erie Co., Penn., 20 May, 1832; mar. Mrs. Roselle Mc- 
Nulty, in Erie Co., Penn., 26 Jan., 1860. She d. in Elk Cr., 9 Aug., 
1869. He mar., second, Elmina H. Wood, 6 Nov., 1883. In 1878 
was a Notary Public in Bradford, Penn. Left that place in 1888 for 
Colorado; in 1889 went to San Diego, Cal., where he engaged in the 
Insurance and Real Estate business. 

Child by first wife Roselle. 

2309. i. Marian Eliza, b. 9 May, 1862, in Wellsburg, Erie Co., Po. 

Child by second wife Elmina. 

2310. ii. George Wood, b. 21 June, 1886, in Bradford, McKean Co., Pa. 

1369. ELH {Theron^^'' and Elizabeth {Clark), Ithamar,^^^ Rev. 
Eli,'^^* Rev. Benjaniin,^^ Ephraim,^ George^), b. 15 Sept., 1801, in 
Cornwall, Conn.; mar. Charlotte Wadsworth, 1 Jan., 1824, in Nelson, 
Ohio. She was b. 10 Jan., 1804, in Brandon, Rutland Co., Vt., and d. 
18 Feb., 1875, in Easton, Mich. He lived in Nelson until 1853. In 
October of that year he removed with his family to Saranac, Ionia Co., 
Mich., and in the following spring to Easton in same county, where 
he d. 8 Jan., 1873. A skillful and ingenious mechanic in the working 



328 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

both of wood and metal, the products of his shop included various 
articles of household use, which found ready sale among his neighbors. 
While jovial and fond of the pleasures of social life, he was deeply re- 
ligious in his thought, and inclined to serious and practical studies. 
He was especially interested in the care of the sick, and in the study of 
medicine, and his knowledge and perceptions were frequently called 
into exercise for the alleviation of the ills of his neighbors and rela- 
tives. He was, when the opportunity offered, an earnest worker in 
Church and Sunday School. 

Children all b. in Nelson, Portage Co., Ohio. 

231 1, i. Harriet Elizabeth, b. 27 July, 1825; mar. Lysander Augustus Sackett, 
in Easton, Mich., 7 July, 1856. He was b. 6 March, 1820, in War- 
ren, Conn. She d. 23 Nov., 1899, in Portland, Oregon. Children: 

1. Charlotte Cordelia, b. il Feb., i860, in Snow Tent, Nevada Co., 
Cal. ; mar. Marion A. Johnson, in Ashland, Oregon, 11 June, 1891. 

2. Harriet Jenette, b. 30 July, 1862, in Snow Tent, Cal.; d. in same 
30 Sept., 1863. 3. Harriet Clarissa, b. 10 Oct., 1865, in Easton, 
Mich.; mar. Simeon H. Calhoun, in Portland, Oregon, 2 March, 
1898. 4. Ellen Jane, b. 8 July, 1869, in Garnaville, Iowa; mar. 
Joseph P. Newell, 14 Nov., 1892. He was b. ii May, 1866, in Port- 
land. Child: Webster, b. Aug., 1893. 

2312. ii- LuMAN Hopkins, b. 19 June, 1827; mar. Adelaide Dickinson, in 

Shalersville, Portage Co., Ohio, 17 March, 1856. She was b. 10 
Feb., 1830. 

2313. iii. Mary Ciarissa, b. 10 June, 1833; d. in Lyons, Ionia Co., Mich., 24 

Oct., 1853. 

2314. iv. Elle.n Rebecca, b. 8 Aug., 1837; mar. Myron Monroe Currier, in 

Easton, Mich., 21 April, 1866. lie was b. 3 Dec, 1838, in Le Roy, 
Genesee Co., N. Y. ; went to Mich, with his parents in 1854; served 
in the War of the Rebellion in Co. E., ist Regt., Mich. Engineers 
and Mechanics, from 12 Sept., 1861, to 31 Oct., 1864. Child: May 
Allen, b. 5 Dec, 1871, in Easton. 
2315. v. Wilmam Bonnev, b. 10 March, 1S40; mar. Sylvia Susan Hoyt, in 
Orleans, Ionia Co., Mich., 7 Oct., 1868. 

1373. DAVID CLARK" {Theron"''^ and Elizabeth {Clark), Itha- 
mar,^^* Rev. Eli,^^* Rev. Benjamin,^^ Ephraim,^ George ^), b. 5 Aug., 
1807, in Cornwall, Conn.; mar. Matilda Harrington, in Garrettsville, 
Ohio, 22 Nov., 1840. She was b. 16 Feb., 1812, in Cornish, Sullivan 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 329 

Co., N. H., and d. 7 Oct., 1899, in Easton, Ionia Co., Mich. He lived 
in Nelson, Portage Co., Ohio, until May, 1854, and then removed with 
his family to Easton, Mich., where he d. 3 July, 1890. Wagon maker 
and farmer. He was a positive man, inclined to be radical and ad- 
vanced, as he saw it, in religious matters, but genial and liked by all, 
even by those from whom his views differed most. His integrity was 
above reproach. He was ingenious and expert in the use of mechan- 
ical appliances, making many of his own tools and farming imple- 
ments. In his younger days he was a good performer on the violin, 
and taught dancing, and in his later years his home was a centre of 
much social pleasure and rational recreation for the young people of 
his neighborhood. 

Children. 

2316. i- Clayton Wells, b. 27 Dec, 1841, in Garrettsville, Portage Co., O. ; 
mar. Jcinette J. Somerville, in Orleans, Ionia Co., Mich., 2 Oct., 
1870. He mar., second, Narcissa Ella Parkinson, in Easton, Ionia 
Co., Mich., 20 April, 1880. She was b. 17 Oct., i860, in Avon, Oak- 
land Co., Mich. 
2317. ii. Ann Elizabeth, b. 25 March, 1844, in Garrettsville, Ohio; mar. Ed- 
ward Treyner, i Sept., 1877, in Ionia, Mich. He was a member of 
the 6th Michigan Cavalry during the Civil War ; was taken prisoner 
at Travillon Sta., Va., and was confined for five months in Ander- 
sonville prison. Children: i. David Edward, b. 25 June, 1879. 2. 
Julia Matilda, b. 30 July, 1881 ; d. 31 Oct., 1881. 3. Frank Har- 
rington, b. 2 May, 1883; mar. . Children: (a) Esther Irene, 

b. . (b) Edward Lyle. b. . 4. Asa Clark, b. i June, 

1885. 

2318. iii- Theron Samuel, b. 22 April, 1850, in Nelson, Ohio; mar. Ida Isabel 
Parkinson, 20 April, 1880, in Easton, Ionia Co., Mich. She was b. 
8 Sept., 1858, in Springfield, Oakland, Co., Mich. 

1374. JOHN BELDEN " {Theron ^'^ and Elizabeth {Clark), Itha- 
mar,^-" Rev. Eli,^^^ Rev. Benjamin,-^ Ephraim,^ George^), b. 27 
Nov., 1811, in Cornwall, Conn. ; mar. Mary Lucretia Tilden, in Nelson, 
Portage Co., Ohio, 20 Sept., 1847. She was b. 17 Feb., 1829, in Hiram, 
Portage Co., Ohio, and d. 23 Dec, 1891. He d. 18 June, 1895. He 
went to Nelson, Ohio, with his parents as a child in June, 1815, and 
there grew up with the new country, seeing it develop from an un- 



330 THE COLTON FAMILY. 

broken wilderness with its pioneer hardships to a well settled, pros- 
perous, modern community. He lived and died on the farm originally 
broken by his father. He was a man of good judgment, strictly honest, 
and for many years intrusted with the town funds as its Treasurer. 

Children all b. in Nelson, 0. 

2319. i- George Henry, b. 10 Oct., 1848 ; mar. Clara Amanda Taylor, 14 
Nov., 1873. 

2320. ii. Emily Nancy, b. 4 May, 1855 ; mar. George Washington Newcomb, 

in Nelson, 29 Aug., 1874. Children: 1. Arthur Colton, b. 13 Aug., 
1875 ; mar. Bessie Grundy, in Cleveland, Ohio, 24 Sept., 1897. 2. 
George Walter, b. 27 Oct., 1877. 3. Henry Clark, b. 4 July, 1880. 
4. Osman Belden, b. 20 Sept., 1884. 5. Claribel, b. 21 Feb., 1886. 
6. Florence Pearl, b. 11 Nov., 1887. 7. Seymour Tilden, b. 4 June, 
1892. 

2321. iii. Sheridan Belden, b. 17 April, 1862; unmarried. 

1379. WATSON LEMUEL' {Lemuen^'' and Polly {Watson), 
Lemuel,^^'' Rev. Eli,^^* Rev. Benjamin,'''' Ephraim,^ George''), b. 15 
May, 1817, in Granby, Conn.; mar. Minerva A. Adams, of Becket, 
Mass.. 31 Dec, 1840. She d. — Dec, 1865. He mar., second, Carrie 
T. Adams, sister of the first, 5 Nov., 1866. She d. 14 April, 1875. 
Farmer; lived in Granby, Conn., where he d. 4 Aug., 1880. He was 
an honest, quiet man, performing all his duties to the community with- 
out ostentation, and was especially conscientious in his relations to the 
church with which he was from early life connected. 

Child. 

2322. Merrill W., b. 21 Sept., 1845; d. 27 Sept., 1854. 

1384. HARMON S.' {Lemuel"^'' and Polly {Watson), Lemuel,^^' 
Rev. Eli,^^* Rev. Benjamin,^'' Ephraim,^ George "■), b. 15 April, 1827; 
mar. Eliza V. Marvin, 28 March, 1849 ; d. in Granby, Conn., 2 Dec, 
1853. She d. 27 March, 1892. He was a builder by trade. 

Children both b. in Granby, Conn. 

2323. i. William J., b. 27 Aug., 1850; mar. Hattie Twining, in East Hartland, 

Conn., 31 Maj', 1876. North Granby, Conn. No children. 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 331 

2324. ii. Mary E., b. i Nov., 1853; mar. Charles Coffee, of Granby, Conn., 2 
May, 1877. He was elected State Senator Nov., 1892. Resides in 
Granby, Conn. Children both b. in Granby: i. Charles Harmon, b. 
22 July, 1883. 2. Frank William, b. 13 Oct., 1891. 



1385. MARSHALL A.'' {Lemuel"^^ and Polly (Watson), Lem- 
uel,^^"^ Rev. Eli,'^'^* Rev. Benjamin^^ Ephraim,^ George'^), b. 6 May, 
1830, in North Granby, Conn.; mar. Emma Cornelia Wilcox, 8 April, 
1862. She was b. 12 Sept., 1839. Farmer. For several years one of 
the Selectmen of the town of Granby, Conn. 

Children b. in North Granby, Conn. 

2325. i. Carrie Louise, b. 11 Feb., 1864; d. 14 Feb., 1864. 

2326. ii. Lilian Vesta, b. 9 Sept., 1865 ; mar. Edward Preston Rice, of Granby, 

Conn., II May, 1887. Children b. in Granby: i. Lloyd P., b. 3 
Feb., 1889. 2. Gladys Lilian, b. 3 Feb., 1891. 

2327. iii. Frederick Marshall, b. 27 Jan., 1867; mar. May Louise Stultz, of 

Granby, 22 Nov., 1892. Children: i. Mildred M., b. 10 Sept., 1902. 
2. Caroline S., b. 14 April, 1903. 

1387. GEORGE' (Samuel ^^^ and Martha (Filley), Samuel,^^^ 
Rev. Eli,^^'^ Rev. Benjamin,''^ Ephraim,^ George^), b. 18 July, 1806; 
mar. Laura Bartholomew, 25 March, 1828. He d. 21 Oct., 1846. 

Children. 

2328. i. George, b. 23 May, 1829; d. 24 May, 1829. 

2329. ii. George Addison, b. 13 Oct., 1830; went to California, and d. there. 

2330. iii. Martha Louise, b. 26 April, 1835; mar. Merriam. Child: 

Gertrude. 

2331. iv. Ellen Maria, b. 11 April, 1843; mar. Brant. 

1389. SAMUEL HART ^ (Samuel^^^ and Martha (Filley), Sam- 
uel,^^^ Rev. Eli,^^'' Rev. Benjamin,^^ Ephraim,^ George^), b. 12 
March, 1812, in Bloomfield, Conn.; mar. Almira B. Brockway, 22 
Dec, 1820. She was b. 12 Dec, 1821, and d. 15 April, 1890. He d. 
1 March, 1890, in Denmark, Iowa. 



332 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

Children. 

2332. i- George, b. 2 Dec, 1841 ; mar. S. Jane Rodgers, 16 May, 1867; d. 22 
July, 1884. She d. 7 April, 1893. Children: i. Clara. 2. George. 

2333. ii. Maryett.^, b. 8 April, 1845 ; mar. Ozra Harrington, 1865. She 

d. 7 April, 1893. Children: i. Frank. 2. Ellen. 3. Square. 4. 
George. 

2334. iii. Nancy Martha, b. 27 July, 1849; d. 22 Nov., 1849. 
2335- iv. Cynthia, b. 4 Feb., 1854. 

2336. Y- James H., b. 7 April, i860; mar. Ada Snapp, 23 Feb., 1879. Children: 

I. George. 2. Charles. 

2337. vi. Nathaniel, b. 10 Nov., 1863; mar. Ida M. McKinney, 13 Nov., 

1889. Children: I. Minnie Grey. 2. Joseph. 3. Dewey. 4. Eugene. 
5. Eric. 

1390. SIDNEY BROWN " (5a/«w<-/«»^ and Martha {Filley), Sam- 
uel,""^^ Rev. Eli,'^* Rev. Benjamin,-" Ephraim,^ George^), h. 18 May, 
1815; mar. Julia A. Bidwell, 8 Jan., 1837. He spent his early man- 
hood working the home farm in Bloomfield, Conn., and later com- 
menced the manufacture of grain products \vhich he continued suc- 
cessfully until the breaking out of the \var. In 1881 he removed to 
Hartford, Conn., and \vith his son engaged in the manufacture and 
sale of " Colton's Original Cough Drops." He was Town Clerk of 
Bloomfield eight years. 

Children. 

2338. i. AfARioN Adelaide, b. 16 Nov., 1837; mar. Seth Wadsworth, in Hart- 
ford, Conn., 15 Oct., i860; d. 31 March, 1863. Child: AUie Dorah, 
b. 14 Feb., 1862. She mar. Frederick .-Mbin ; mar., second, E. A. 
Newton. 

2339. ii. Franklin Bidwell, b. 31 Jan., 1849, in Bloomfield, Conn.; mar. 

Fannie J. Flynn, in Hartford, Conn., 29 March, 1876. She d. 4 
March, 1882. He mar., second, Fidelia H. Howe, in Hartford, 20 
Oct., 1885. 

2340. iii- Edward Merrill, b. 14 Sept., 1854; mar. Minnie Odesa Griswold, 23 

June. 1882. 

1391. SIMEON EDWARDS' (Samurn"^ and Martha {Filley), 
Samud,^-^ Rev. Eli,'"* Rev. Benjamin,^'' Ephraim,^ George^), b. 2 
Sept., 1818, in Bloomfield, Conn.; mar. Rebecca Bartlett, in Shutes- 
bury, Mass., 29 Jan., 1845. She was b. 20 July, 1814, in Shutesbury. 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 333 

He d. in West Palmer, Mass., 6 June, 1875. She d. in North Leverett, 
Mass., 7 Oct., 1893. He was a house builder. 

Children. 

2341. i- Francis Simeon, b. 16 Nov., 1845, in Tariffville, Conn. ; mar. Mrs. 
Mary Anna (Marvel) Torrey, of Sunderland, Mass., 13 Aug., 1865. 

2342. ii. Henrietta, b. 12 Aug., 185 1, in Shutesbury, Mass.; d. in Hartford, 

Conn., 20 Nov., 1854. 

2343. iii. Mary Henrietta, b. 4 Dec, 1854, in Hartford; d. 3 Nov., 1856, in 

East Hartford. 

1393. HORATIO^ {Samuel ^^^ and Martha {Filley), Samuel,^'''' 
Rev. Eli,^'^^ Rev. Benjamin,^^ Ephraim,'^ George'^), b. 15 Nov., 1823, 
in Bloomfield, Conn.; mar. Sarah E. Bidwell, 26 March, 1845. He 
d. 31 Dec, 1897, in Hartford. She d. 6 Aug., 1863, in Hartford. 

Children. 

2344. i. Charles Arthur, b. 29 Oct., 1854. 

2345. ii. Jennie Inez, b. ; mar. Abram George. She mar., second, 

William St. John. 

1401. CHARLES ALEXANDERS {Joseph^^^ and Sabrina 
{Howe), Joseph,^^'^ Benjamin,^'^^ Rev. Benjamin,'^^ Ephraim,'^ 
George'^), b. 11 April, 1807, in West Hartford, Conn.; mar. Mary 
Rowe Grant, of Stafford, Conn., 5 Nov., 1853. She was dau. of Elisha 
and Nancy Grant, and a cousin of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant; b. 18 July, 
1808; d. 5 Oct., 1834. He mar., second, Ruth Branthwaite Winship, 
8 May, 1838. She was dau. of Daniel Winship, of Hartford; was b. 
17 Aug., 1812, and d. 20 Oct., 1890. From 1832 to 1840 he was a mer- 
chant tailor in Hartford. In 1841 and 1842, kept the Exchange Hotel 
in Hartford, and afterwards engaged in the Insurance business. In 
1849 moved to Pittsburgh, Penn. He obtained a charter for the Pitts- 
burgh Life Insurance Co., and in 1854 secured a charter for the Dollar 
Savings Bank of Pittsburgh, of which he was the Cashier and Treas- 
urer from its start to the time of his death, 12 Feb., 1881. Besides 
these institutions he was connected with others, both financial and 
benevolent, among these he was the Vice-President of the Union Insur- 
ance Co., President of the Duquesne Ineline Plane Co., and had been 



334 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

President of the Humane Society for two years. He was a member 
of the Vestry of St. Peter's Episcopal Church, was active in temperance 
organizations and a Mason of high standing, belonging to Tancred 
Commandery, Zerubabel Chapter, and Mt. Moriah Council. 

Child hy first wife, Mary. 
2346. i. Homer Grant, b. 6 Aug., 1834; d. 17 Oct., 1834. 

Children by second wife, Ruth. 

2347. ii. Claren-ce Winship, Rev., b. 29 Dec, 1839; mar. Cora Dickerman, of 

Bethany, Conn., 21 June, 1876; d. 23 Jan., 1887, in Pine Meadow, 
Conn, 

2348. iii- Henry Keney, b. 28 June, 1843; mar. Mrs. Caroline (Golding) 

Smith, of Spartanburg, S. C, 3 Sept., 1870. He d. 14 Aug., 1877. 
Child: Clarice, b. ; mar. Walter Andrew Bratton, of Stam- 
ford, Vt. Professor of mathematics at Whitman College. Children: 
(a) Robert, b. 2 Feb., 1905- (b) Jean, b. 5 Oct., 1907. 
2349. iv. Chari.es Robert, b. 27 March, 1845. Architect. Resided in Munich, 
Bavaria, from 1869 to 1874, studying his profession. Now, 1900, 
residing ir. Hartford, Conn. 

1402. NEHEMIAH HOWE ^ {Joseph"'''' and Sabrina {Hoive), 
Joseph^^"- Benjamin,^''* Rev. Benjamin,"^ Ephraim,^ George^), b. 8 
Nov., 1812, in West Hartford, Conn.; mar. Harriet Atkins Leach, of 
Castine, Maine, 22 Feb., 1844. She was b. in Penobscot, Hancock Co., 
Maine, 1 April, 1822, and d. in Bangor, Maine, 23 Feb., 1848. He 
was a merchant in Bangor, and afterwards in Orono and Oldtown. He 
d. 27 Sept.. 1893, in Orono, Maine, at the home of his dau., Mrs. 
Wilson. He was a member of Oriental Lodge, L O. O. F., of Ban- 
gor, and had held several important offices within the gift of that 
order. At the time of his death he was Past Grand Master of the 
Grand Lodge of Maine, and Past Grand Representative to the Grand 
Lodge of the United States. 

Child. 

2550. Mary Howe, b. 5 Jan., 1846, in Bangor, Maine ; mar. Joseph Colbum 
Wilson. Lawyer of Orono. 25 May, 1876. He d. 4 Aug., 1890, in Old- 
town, Me., where he was Judge of the Municipal Court. Children: 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 335 

I. Harriet Colton, b. lo March, 1877, in Bangor. 2. Abbey Josephine, 
b. I June, 1881, in Orono. 

1407. FREDERICK PIERREPONT ' {Befijanmi/"^ and Jerusha 
W. {Porter), JosepJi,^^'^ Benjaniin,^^'^ Rev. Be?ijami?t,^^ Ephraim,^ 
George'^), b. 20 April, 1823, in Woodbury, Conn.; mar. Ann Maria 
Austin, of East Hartford, Conn., 22 Oct., 1845. He d. 5 Aug., 1872. 
A plain man, proud of his name, charitable to a fault, and leaving a 
record of honest service in all positions he had been called to fill. 
For many years he was Superintendent of the State House in Hartford, 
and private messenger to Governors Buckingham and Hawley. 

Children. 

. 2351. i. Benjamin Seymour, b. 17 May, 1848; d. i Aug., 1851. 

2352. ii. Julia Maria, b. 16 July, 1851; mar. Charles L. Smith, of Hartford, 

Conn., — Sept., 1874. Children: i. Frederick Colton, b. 27 Oct., 
1875. 2. Florence Wood, b. 18 Feb., 1881. 3. Mary Austin, b. 8 
March, 1882; d. 21 Aug., 1882. 4. Harry Arthur, b. i Aug., 1883. 
S. Frank, b. 8 May, 1886; d. 11 Aug., 1886. 

1411. ALFRED ELY, Rev.^ {Rev. Theron Gaylord ""-^ and Jennie 
{Harivood), Rev. George^^^ Dea. Abijah,^-^ Rev. Benjamin,^^ Eph- 
raim,^ George'^), b. 9 Nov., 1859, in Monson, Mass.; mar. Clara 
Porter Smith, dau. of Rev. M. Henry Smith, 13 July, 1881, in Reading, 
Kansas. Graduated from Oberlin, Ohio ; theological course, Oberlin 
and Yale. Has been settled in Edinburg, Ohio ; Lyme, Ohio ; Gales- 
burg, 111., and in Patchogue, L. I., N. Y., where he was very success- 
ful in building up a society and erecting a fine church building cost- 
ing $50,000. 

Children. 

2353. i. Henry Douglas, b. 5 June, 1885, in Edinburg, Ohio. 

2354. ii. Hubert Porter, b. 27 Feb., 1888, in Lyme, Ohio. 

1412. HERBERT GAYLORD^ {Rev. Theron Gaylord,'^^ and 
Jennie {Harivood), Rev. George,^^^ Dea. Abijah,'^-^ Rev. Benjamin,"^^ 
Ephraim,^ George'^), b. 15 June, 1863, in Monson, Mass.; mar. Gene- 



336 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

vieve George, in Portland, Oregon, 13 Dec, 1893. Is manager for 
Oregon of the Mass. Mutual Life Ins. Co., of Springfield, Mass. Re- 
sides in Portland, Oregon. 

Child. 

2355. George Theron, b. 24 Nov., 1894, in Portland, Oregon. 

1421. GEORGE BENJAMIN ^ {Rev. Willis Strong'^'' and Lucy 
P. (Gibson), Rev. George,^'"'- Dca. Abijah,'''''> Rev. Benjamin,-'' Eph- 
raim,^ George ^), b. 4 June, 1862, in Wethersfield, Conn. ; mar. Lillian 
Claus, 29 April, 1896, in Toledo, Ohio. She was b. 25 April, 1875, 
in Toledo, O. 

Child. 

2356. George William, b. 2 Aug.. 1898, in Toledo, Ohio. 

143G. HIRAM CURTIS' {Daniel'^'' and Hannah {Curtis), 
John,''*^ Zenas,^^* Daniel;'*^ Ephraim,^ George^), h. 10 Sept., 1832, in 
Clarenceville, Quebec, Can. ; mar. Adeline Beerwort, — May, 1862. 
She d. — Aug., 1895, in Oshawa, Ont., Can. 

Children. 

2357. MiNA, b. 15 July, 1864, in Clarenceville; mar. Thomas Cambridge, in 

Oshawa, Ont. Children: i. Addie. 2. Everet. 3. Frederick. 

1439. MERRITT^ {Henry'""' and Mehitable {Derby), John,"^*^ 

Zenas,^^* Daniel,-^ Ephraim,^ George^), b. 24 March, 1837, in ; 

mar. Katherine E. Johnson, 5 Feb., 1861. She d. 24 May, 1865. He 
mar., second, Martha M. Derick. She d. 17 April, 1883. He mar., 
third, Hannah M. Longeway, 20 Jan., 1885. He d. 13 July, 1896, in 
Dunham, Que., Can. 

Children by first wife Katherine. 

2358. i. Herbert Merritt, b. 15 Dec, 1863; d. i6 Feb., 1885. 

2359. ii. Lawson, b. 7 April, 1867; d. 10 April, 1871. 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 337 

Children by second wife Martha. 

2360. iii. Cora Urretta, b. 6 March, 1872. 

2361. iv. GuLA Anna, b. 19 July, 1874. 

2362. V. Henry Abram, b. 3 March, 1876. 

2363. vi. Grace Harriet, b. 19 March, 1879. 

2364. vii. Robert Charles, b. 9 April, 1883. 

1445. HENRY WILLIAM ^ {Lawrence ""^^ and Hannah (Moore), 
John,^*^ Zenas,^-'' Daniel,^^ Ephraim,^ George"-), b. 10 June, 1840, 
in Clarenceville, Que., Can. ; mar. Augusta Wilcox, in Malone, N. Y., 
12 May, 1869. She was b. 10 July, 1847, in Malone, N. Y. 

Children all b. in Malone, N. Y. 

2365. i- Charles Augustus, b. 23 Oct., 1871 ; mar. Elizabeth Fortune, 27 
Sept., 1894. She was b. 16 May, 1868. 

2366. ii. Frederick Herman, b. ii April, 1875; d. 12 March, 1891. 

2367. iii. Herman Henry, b. 25 Aug., 1882. 

2368. iv. Fannie Elizabeth, b. 14 June, 1885. 

1448. EDWIN HALL^ {John''^^ and Julia {Curtis), John,^*^ 
Zenas,"-^ Daniel^^ Ephraim^ George'^), b. 5 Aug., 1845, in Clarence- 
ville, Ont., Can.; mar. Ella Williams, 28 Jan., 1869, in . 

Children. 

2369. i. Frank Guy, b. 4 Oct., 1870. 

2370. ii. Frederick Theron, b. — June, 1873. 

2371. iii. Maud. 

2372. iv. Winnie. 

1450. ORVILLE CHESTER^ {John''^" and Julia {Curtis), 
John,^"^ Zefias,^-" Daniel,^^ Ephraim,^ George''), b. 24 Dec, 1860, in 
Lawrence, McHenry Co., 111.; mar. Rebecca Roseboom, 6 April, 1885. 
She d. 9 Oct., 1888. He mar., second, Anna E. Haenig, 15 Nov., 1892. 



Child by first wife Rebecca. 



2373. i. Charles Frederic, b. 19 March, 1886. 
22 



338 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

Children by second wife Anna E. 

2374. ii. Roy Edwin, b. 29 Aug., 1893. 

2375. iii. Bertha May, b. 22 Jan., 1895. 

2376. iv. Warren, b. 30 Aug., 1897. 

2377. V. Eunice Esther, twin of Warren, b. 30 Aug., 1897. 



1457. WILLIAM REUBEN" {Reuben'""' and Elizabeth Ann 
{Foster), John;''*'' Zetias,'-* Daniel,-'' Ephraim,^ George^), b. 14 Dec, 
1855, in Carroll Co., Miss.; mar. Martha Jane Riley, in Denver, Col., 
30 May, 1885. She was b. 11 March, 1867, in St. Joseph, Mo. Re- 
sides in Altman, El Paso Co., Col. 

Children. 

2378. i. SAMUF.r. Reuben Bradford, b. 7 Jan., 1886, in Denver, Col. 

2379. ii. Bessie Eugenia, b. 6 Aug., 1887, in Miss. 

2380. iii. Jessie Reginald, b. 4 Aug., 1889, in Miss. 

2381. iv. William Josepii, b. 11 Xov., 1891, in Miss. 

2382. V. Catharine Leola, b. 16 March, 1894, in Miss. 

2383. vi. Frank S., b. 21 Feb., 1896, in Denver, Col.; d. 11 Jan., 1898, in Alt- 

man, Col. 

1470. ALONZO B' {Clinton'''^ and Polly {Buck), Richard."'^ 
Moses,^^" Isaac.^'' Ephraim,'' George^), b. 6 Jan., 1823, in Groton, 
N. Y. ; mar. Martha Swift, in New Hudson, N. Y., 9 June, 1844. She 
was b. 25 Jan.. 1826, in Manlius, N. Y., and d. 3 April, 1877, in 
Swain, N. Y. He mar., second, Mrs. Sarah J. Lane, 24 Dec, 1882, in 
Rochester, N. Y. She was h. 10 Oct., 1835. in Rochester, N. Y. 
Farmer. 

Children. 

2384. i- Reuben William, b. 28 July. 1849, in Leicester, Livingston Co., N. 
Y. ; mar. Emily Mary Webster, in Detroit, Mich., 13 Feb.. 1881. 

2385. ii. Polly Ann, b. 26 Aug., 185 1, in Yorkshire, Cattaraugus Co., N. Y. ; 

d. in Nunda, N. Y., 16 March, 1876. 

2386. iii. ^^•\Y Rebecca, b. 11 June, 1853, in Yorkshire Cen., N. Y. ; mar. 

Jefferson Harlow Benchley, in Nunda, N. Y., 7 March, 1872. He 
was b. 7 Sept., 1844. in Batavia, N. Y. Children: i. Archie Eugene, 
b. 12 Dec, 1872, in Swaine, N. Y. 2. Maud May, b. 17 July, 1885, 
in Rochester, N. Y. ; mar. 23 Aug., 1904, William F. Lambert. 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 339 

2387. iv. Myrta Alida, b. 28 Nov., i860, in Yorkshire Cen., N. Y. ; mar. Ed- 

ward N. Garratt, 4 Sept., 1882. He was b. 6 April, 1852, iu 
London, Ontario, Can. No children. Resides in Detroit, Mich. 

2388. V. Lulu Jane, b. 15 Aug., 1863, in Yorkshire Cen., N. Y. ; mar. William 

F. Strasmer, 19 June, 1897. Children: i. Katherine Mildred, b. 
19 July, 1900, in Buffalo, N. Y. 2. Lulu Colton. Resides in 
Buffalo, N. Y. 

2389. vi. Orrie Addison, b. 21 Oct., 1865, in Cuba, Alleghany Co., N. Y. 

2390. vii. Allora Matilda, b. i Sept., 1868, in Grove, N. Y. ; d. in Cuba, N. Y., 

I June, 1875. 

1473. JOSEPH BUCK ' {Clinton ''' and Polly (Buck), Reubcn,^^'' 
Most's,^'^ Isaac, ^^ Ephraim^ George ^), b. in Lansing, N. Y., 20 March, 
1826; mar. Abbie March Winegard, in Rochester, N. Y., 12 Oct., 
1856. She was b. in Penfield, Monroe Co., N. Y., 8 Feb., 1835. He 
learned the trade of carriage ironing from his brother Reuben, and 
afterwards that of wood worker in Manlius Square, N. Y. ; commenced 
business for himself in 1853, in connection with his father, in Webster, 
N. Y. Nov., 1860, he removed to West Webster, where he continued his 
business in partnership with Abraham Schermerhorn until 1872, from 
which time till 1890 he was alone. Then, in consequence of excessive 
competition, he relinquished his trade and engaged in the grocery 
business in West Webster, N. Y. 

Children, excepting i and ii, all b. in West Webster. 

2391. i. Harrison Rodell, b. 4 Aug., 1857, in Webster; d. 10 Nov., 1868. 

2392. ii. Luna Estella, b. 23 Feb., 1859, in Webster; d. 16 Oct., 1875, from 

burns caused by an accident. 

2393. iii. Francis Marion, b. 6 Jan., 1861 ; d. 20 June, 1868. 

2394. iv. Reuben Lorenzo, b. 10 Nov., 1862; mar. Reta Estella Purcell, in 

West Webster, 12 Aug., 1881. 

2395. V. Albert Jay, M. D., b. 18 April, 1864; mar. Stella Marvin, in Spring- 

water, N. Y., 28 Jan., 1892. Practicing physician in Buffalo, N. Y. 

2396. vi. Ella May, b. 17 Nov., 1865; d. 20 June, 1868, 

2397. vii. Alena Adelle, b. 10 June, 1867; graduated from Buffalo State Hos- 

pital as a trained nurse, June, 1895. Now, 1898, head nurse in 
that institution. 

2398. viii. Elta Amanda, b. 7 May, 1870; mar. Frank Whitney, of Rochester, 

N. Y., in West Webster, 9 Feb., 1890. Children: i. Albert Lewis, 
b. in West Webster, 17 Nov., 1891. 2. Alma Esther, b. in Rochester, 
N. Y., 9 Dec, 1895. 



340 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

1473. REUBEN^ {Clinton''^^ and Polly {Buck), Reuben,^^^ 
Moses,^^^ Isaac/° Ephraim,^ George'^), b. in Groton, Tompkins Co., 
N. Y., 7 Jan., 1828; mar. Fidelia B. Wood, in Attica, N. Y., 26 April, 
1849. She was b. in Attica. 6 Dec, 1831. Blacksmith. Lives in 
Dalton, N. Y. 

Children. 

2399. i. Clara L., b. in Webster, N. Y., 23 March, 1851; d. 3 Oct., 1851. 

2400. ii. Cynthia A., b. in Webster, N. Y., 12 May, 1852; d. 3 July, 1852. 

2401. iii. Ladema H., b. in Webster, N. Y., 14 Aug., 1853; d. 28 Nov., 1862. 

2402. iv. James Clinton, b. in Webster, N. Y., 16 April, 1S55 ; d. 10 Oct., 1855. 

2403. V. LocKWOOD S., b. in Webster, N. Y., 21 May, 1858; d. 13 Dec, 1862. 
2405. vi. Frank W., b. in Grove, N. Y., 14 Dec, 1861 ; d. 9 Dec, 1862. 
2506. vii. Elmi.na May, b. in Grove, N. Y., 3 Nov., 1863 ; mar. Elmer Hebert, 

in Dalton, N. Y., 30 Sept., 1889. No children Jan., 1898. 

2407. viii. Walter S., b. in Grove, N. Y., 16 Jan., 1865; mar. Louisa H. Hale, 

II Sept., 1890, in Hartford, Conn. 

2408. ix. Elbert R., b. in Grove Hall, N. Y., 15 Oct., 1871 ; mar. Mary C. 

Steih, 22 Oct., 1891, in Grove, N. Y. 

14-74. MILES ' {Clinton "^ and Polly (Buck), Reuben,'*^ Moses,'-'' 
fsiiac,^^ Ephraim,^ George '), b. 19 June, 1830, in Lansing, Tompkins 
Co., N. V. ; mar. Lois Elvira Worden, 19 June, 1853, in Arcade, Tomp- 
kins Co., N. Y. Farmer. Lives in Langworthy, Jones Co., Iowa. 

Children. 

2409. i. Chester Ro.mai.ne, b. 23 Sept.. 1854, in Yorkshire, Cattaraugus Co., 

N. Y. ; d. 28 June, 1857. 

2410. ii. Willie Elbert, b. 27 Oct., 1855, in Yorkshire, N. Y. ; d. 26 June, 1857. 

2411. iii- George Burdett, b. 22 June, 1861, in Yorkshire, N. Y. ; mar. Winni- 

fred Benedict, in Cass, Jones Co., Iowa, 10 March, 1891. 

2412. iv. Joseph A.vson, b. 11 March, 1866, in Cass, Jones Co., Iowa; mar. 

Eunice Erminnie Darrow, i Jan., 1S94, in Cass, Iowa. 
2413 Y. Jesse Reuben, b. 30 Jan., 1S68, in Castle Grove, Jones Co., Iowa; d. 
15 Aug., 1868. 



1478. CHESTER L.^ {Martin''^* and Sally {Loveland), Reuben,^** 
Moses,'-^ Isaac J^° Ephraim,^ George^), b. 10 June, 1830, in Dryden, 
Tompkins Co., N. Y. ; mar. Eveline M. Metcalf, in Sardinia, Erie Co., 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 341 

N. Y., 14 Jan., 1857. She was b. 21 Feb., 1835, in South Trenton, 
Mass. Carriage maker, formerly of Clymer, Chautauqua, Co., N. Y., 
later of Jamestown, N. Y. 

Children. 

2414, i- Addison O., b. 12 Aug., 1858, in Sardinia, N. Y. ; mar. R. Rosina 
Lamony, in Clymer, N. Y., i Sept., 1896. 

2415. ii. Ella Minnie, b. 6 March, 1866, in Clymer, N. Y. ; mar. Brightman B. 

Smith, of Westfield, N. Y., 6 Nov., 1884. Children: i. Brightman 
Barton, b. 17 Aug., 1885, in Kiantone, N. Y. 2. Beth Desabage, b. 
22 Dec, 1886, in Arkansas City, Kan. 3. Walter Deamond, b. 3 
Oct., 1888, in Arkansas City, Kan. 4. Veda Evelyn, b. 16 Oct., 1890, 
in Kiantone, N. Y. 5. Reba Hazel, b. 10 Sept., 1893, in Westfield, 
N. Y. 6. Dorothy, b. 8 April, 1895, in Westfield, N. Y. ; d. 8 Feb., 
1897, in Chautauqua, N. Y. 7. Chester Colton, b. 4 April, 1898. 

1482. FRANK BENJAMIN ' {William^'''' and Lucinda {Emery), 
Reuben,^^^ Moses, ^""^ Isaac, ^"^ Ephraim,^ George^), b. 3 Feb., 1848, in 
Sugar Grove, Kane Co., 111. ; mar. Annie M. Johnson, in Benton Co., 
Iowa, 6 May, 1875. She was b. in Coshocton, Ohio, 12 Jan., 1849. 
He d. 8 Nov., 1897, at his home in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Was a mer- 
chant. 

Children all b. in Cedar Rapids j Iowa. 

2416. i. Edna May, b. 23 April, 1876. 

2417. ii. Okie Johnson, b. 18 Nov., 1878. 

2418. iii. Olive L., b. 22 June, 1884; d. 15 Nov., 1889. 

1483. WILLIAM LUTHER^ {William''^'' and Lucinda {Emery), 
Reuben,^^^ Moses,^-^ Isaac,^"" Ephraim,^ George '), b. 6 May, 1849, in 
Sugar Grove, Kane Co., 111. ; mar. Nancy Asenath Smith, 18 Feb., 
1875. She was b. 12 May, 1853. Farmer, Elva, 111. 

Children, excepting Ella, all b. iti Clinton Tp., De Kalb Co., III. 

2419. i. Ella May, b. 4 Feb., 1876, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; mar. James 

Samuel Knight. Children: i. James Roy, b. 21 April, 1901. 2. 
Myra Lurena, b. 31 Oct., 1902. 3. Annie Jane, b. 27 March, 1905. 
' 4. Douglas Colton, b. 21 Oct., 1906. 5. Gordon Eugene, b. 16 

Sept., 1908. 



342 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

2430. ii. Celia Maria, b. 6 April, 1877; mar. Arthur Frank Pennington. Chil- 
dren: I. Arthur William, b. 13 June, 1898. 2. Harley Millard, b. 
9 March, 1900. 3. Edith Lucinda, b. 15 Jan., 1902. 4. Lester 
Eugene, b. 27 Feb., 1905. 5. Ethel Luise, b. 8 Feb., 1908. 

2421. iii. Edith Lucinda, b. 28 Nov., 1878; mar. Smith; d. 31 July, 

1902. 

2422. iv. Rhoda Asenath, b. 18 Aug., 1880; d. 25 Aug., 1881. 

2423. V. Ruth Lovixa, b. 5 Dec, 1882. 

2424. vi. Orson Luther, b. 22 March, 1885 ; mar. 6 Oct., 1908, to Julia L. 

Kelsey, dau. of Herbert and Ida Kelsey, of Cortland, 111. 

2425. vii. Arthur Millard, b. 2 March, 1887. 

1486. CHARLES WESLEY" {William'''-'' and Lucinda {Emery), 
Reuben,^*" Moses,^-^ Isaac,""" Ephraim^ George^), b. 18 Sept., 1860, 
in Clinton, De Kalb Co., 111. ; mar. Helen Isabel Burr, of Portland, 
Maine, in Chicago, 111., 3 Oct., 1881. She was b. 9 April, 1856, in 
Torringford, Conn. ; d. 28 Jan., 1906. Farmer, Waterman, 111. 

Children all b. in Clinton Tp., Dc Kalb Co., III. 

2427. i. Carrie Gertrude, b. 15 Dec, 1883. 

2428. ii. Gr.ace Louise, b. 12 March, 1886. 

2429. iii. Helen Belle, b. 13 Sept., 1887. 

2430. iv. Elmer Todd, b. 16 Aug., 1889. 

2431. V. Ellis Burr, twin of Elmer Todd, b. 16 Aug., 1889. 

2432. vi. Luman, b. 5 Feb., 1893. 

2433. vii. Frank Gordon, b. 22 Nov., 1897. 

1487. LUTHER^ {JValtcr'^^ and Hulda {Chapin), Aaron,"** 
Moses,^''^ Isaac,^"" Ephraim,'' George^), b. 7 Dec, 1818, in Fort Ann, 
Washington Co., N. Y. ; mar. Roxy Jane Hamblin, in Gouverneur, 
N. Y., 4 July, 1844. She was b. 9 Jan., 1821, in Antwerp, N. Y., and 
d. 11 Jan., 1899, in Richville, N. Y. Was a farmer for some years in 
Gouverneur, N. Y., and after 1850 in Richville, St. Lawrence Co., 
N, Y. With two of his sons, enlisted in Co. A., 106th Regt., N. Y. 
Vol., Aug., 1862. He participated in several important engagements, 
and was killed in battle at Charlestown, Virginia, 21 Aug., 1864. He 
was an upright man, full of honor and courage, and well de.serving the 
many testimonials of respect and regard that were expressed by his 
officers and companions in arms. 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 343 



Children. 



2434. i. Heartwell Henry, b. 20 May, 1845, in Gouverneur, N. Y. He en- 

listed with his father in Co. A., io6th Regt., N. Y. Vol. ; was 
Orderly Sergt., and in command of the company when he was 
killed in the battle before Petersburg, Va., 2 April, 1865. 

2435. ii. Franklin, b. 31 Aug., 1846, in Gouverneur, N. Y. Like his father 

and elder brother he was a member of Co. A., io6th Regt., N. Y. 
Vol. He d. in hospital on David's Island, N. Y., 2 Aug., 1864. 

2436. iii. Orville, b. 20 June, 1848, in Gouverneur, N. Y. ; d. 13 Dec, 185 1. 

2437. iv. Hiram P:r\vin, b. 15 Jan., 1850, in Gouverneur, N. Y. ; mar. Nellie 

Miller, in Morristown, N. Y., 11 Oct., 1877. She was b. 12 Oct., 
1855, in Morristown. 

2438. V. RosELL Luther, b. 7 Dec, 1851, in Richville, N. Y. ; mar. Libbie 

Briggs, of Richville, 11 Feb., 1873. 

2439. vi. Eugene Judson, b. 16 Jan., 1854, in Richville, N. Y. ; mar. Annie 

J. Stevenson, in New York City, 23 May, 1877. She d. in New 

York, 23 Sept., 1890. 
2440. vii. Cornelia Ann, b. 25 July, 1856, in Richville, N. Y. ; mar. Dr. John 

G. Carr, of Canton, N. Y., 4 Oct., 1876, in Richville. He was b. 

II April, 1850, in De Kalb, N. Y. She d. in Cheboygan, Mich., 10 

Aug., 1887. Children: i. Unnamed, b. and d. 3 Oct., 1877. 2. 

Orville Leslie, b. 21 Nov., 1880, in Cheboygan, Mich. 3. Son, 

unnamed, b. 21 July, 1887; d. 24 Aug., 1887. 
2440b. viii. Eveline Louisa, b. 30 June, 1858, in Richville, N. Y. ; mar. Rev. 

Charles Washington Booth, 20 April, 1880, in Richville, N. Y. 

He was b. 22 Jan., 1850, in Flint, Genesee Co., Mich. Children: 

I. Hartwell Welland, b. 7 May, 1883, in Forest City, Minn. 2. 

Emeret Eliza, b. 9 June, 1887, in New Hartford, N. Y. 3. Melva 

Mabel, b. 18 March, 1893, in Braman Cor., N. Y. 4. Flora Urana, 

b. 4 Jan., 1896, in Braman Cor., N. Y. 
2440c. ix. George Marion, b. 12 March, i860, in Richville, N. L. ; mar. Mattie 

Roulston, 10 Dec, 1885, in Minneapolis, Minn. 
2440d. X. Russell Johnson, b. 13 Feb., 1862, in Richville, N. Y. ; mar. 

Nettie L. Jordan, 13 March, 1884, in Minneapolis, Minn. 

1488. HIRAM ^ {Walter '^^ and Hulda {Chapin), Aaron,^^'' 
Moscs,^^^ Isaac,^'' Ephraim,'^ George ^), b. in Antwerp, N. Y., 24 Feb., 
1820; mar. Lydia Van Zant, 6 Feb., 1840, in Antwerp. She d. — 
July. 1854. He mar., .second, Minerva Jane Moore, in Moscow, Hills- 
dale Co., Mich., 25 May, 1855. He d. 10 Dec, 1892, in St. Charles, 
Iowa. Farmer. He served in the Canadian Rebellion as a volunteer, 
was wounded and taken prisoner to Kingston, Can., where he re- 
mained till pardoned. 



344 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

Children by -first wife, Lydia, all died except 

2441. i- Emerson, b. 11 July, 1843, in Antwerp, N. Y. ; mar. Cynthia Robert- 
son, 4 July, 1868, in Warren Co., 111. She was b. 30 Sept., 1846. 

Children by second wife Minerva Jane. 

2442. ii. Maria Josephine, b. 15 Jan., 1857, in Moscow, Hillsdale Co., Mich.; 
mar. William Edwards, 2 Dec, 1880, in St. Charles, Iowa. Chil- 
dreti: I. Iluldah Etta, b. 19 May, 1882. 2. Martha Minerva, b. 
6 Oct., 1883. 3. James William, b. 12 Jan., 1885. 4. Walter Clif- 
ton, b. 15 Oct., 1886. 5. Virl Hiram, b. 18 May, 1888. 6. Jackson 
Colton, b. 4 May, 1890. 7. Evart Falkner, b. 8 March, 1892. 8. 
Mintie Maria, b. 9 Nov., 1893. 9. Ralph Vinson, b. 5 Jan., 1897. 
Lives in Medford, Iowa. 

2443. iii. HuLDAH Jennette, b. 2 July, i860, in Cameron, Warren Co., 111.; 

d. 23 July, i860. 

2444. iv. Charlotte Eveline, b. 2 Sept., 1862, in Cameron; d. 23 April, 1863. 

2445. V. ViANNA Rosezene, b. 2 Dcc, 1863, in Cameron, 111.; mar. Noah 

James Wood, 2 Dec, 1883, in St. Charles, Iowa. He was b. 5 
Feb., 186 1, in Mahaska Co., Iowa. Children: i. Marion Edgar, b. 
8 Oct., 1884, in Clarke Co., Iowa. 2. Aaron Mack, b. 10 July, 1888, 
in Clarke Co., Iowa. 3. Thalice Ray, b. 5 Oct., 1893. in Marion 
Co., Iowa. 4. Mearl Lester, b. 23 May, 1896, in Marion Co., Iowa. 
Live in Pleasantville, Iowa. 

2446. vi. Francis D., b. 20 April, 1866, in Cameron, 111.; d. 16 April, 1881. 

2447. vii. Minnie Ann, b. 15 Jan., 1869, in Cameron, 111. 

2448. viii. Effie Jane, b. 25 Nov., 1871, in New Virginia, Warren Co.. Iowa; 

mar. James Williamson. 25 Nov., 1890, in St. Charles, Iowa. He 

was b. 25 Aug., 1857, in N. V. City. Child: Pliny Hiram, b. 13 
Sept., 1891, in St. Charles, Iowa. 

2449. ix. Elma Bell, b. i March, 1874, in New Virginia, Iowa. 

2450. X. EuKLTTA E., b. 5 July. 1879, in New Virginia, Iowa. 

2451. xi. Jessie Minerva, b. 5 Feb.. 1880, in New Virginia, Iowa. 

1491. WALTERS {Walter'^^ and Hiilda (Chapin), Aaron,^** 
lyoscs,''^ Isaac,^" Ephraim,^ George^), b. 18 May, 1825, in Antwerp, 
Jefferson Co., N. Y. ; mar. Sarah Jane Dumming. 26 Oct., 1852, in 
Antwerp. She was b. 20 April, 1836, in Antwerp. He served during 
the Civil War in Co. D., 1st N. Y. Artillery, and d. 28 Oct., 1862, in 
the U. S. Military Hospital near Washington, D. C. His widow mar., 
second, Matthew Nawton, 10 Dec, 1868, and by him has had four 
children: 1. Sarah Elizabeth, b. 17 Dec, 1869; d. 3 March, 1895. 2. 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 345 

Mary Eva, b. 20 Oct., 1871; mar. E. W. Crowder, 17 Nov., 1888. 3. 
Harry William, b. 18 Oct., 1874. 4. Clara Olive, b. 27 May, 1880. 

Children. 

2453. i. Elbert Ewen, b. 5 April, 1855, in Antwerp, N. Y. ; unmarried. Re- 
sides in Cincinnati, Iowa. Farmer. 
2454. ii- MiLFORD Deloss, b. 16 Aug., 1861, in Woods Mill, Jefferson Co., N. Y. ; 
mar. Martha Jennie King, 26 March, 1884, in Cincinnati, Iowa. 

1496. FRANCIS DUANE ^ {Walter '^^ and Hulda {Chapin), 
Aaron,^^^ Moscs,^^^ Isaac,^" Ephraim,^ George'^), b. in Philadelphia, 
N. Y., 20 Sept., 1842 ; mar. Clara Etta Nash, 6 Dec, 1873, in Mar- 
shalltown, Iowa. She was b. 1 May, 1855, in Gilsum, N. H. Farmer. 
Resides in Marshallto^vn, Iowa. 

Child. 

2455. Myrtie, b. 25 April, 1875, in Toledo, Tama Co., Iowa. 

1499. CHARLES^ {Lorin''^^ and Alvina {Scofield), Aaron,^"^ 
Moses,^"^^ Isaac,^° Ephraim,^ George'^), b. 2 June, 1853, in Fowler, 
N. Y. : mar. Abigail Fidelia Phillips, 17 Nov., 1895. Lives in Pillar 
Point, N. Y. 

Child. 

2456. Frederick Dewey, b. i Dec, 1898, in Pillar Point, N. Y. 

1500. FREDERICK^ (Lorin'^' and Alvifia (Scofield), Aaron,^*"" 
Moses,'^-^ Isaac,^'^ Ephraim,^ George'^), b. 10 June, 1855, in Fowler, 
N. Y. ; mar. Flora Adella Barrett, 19 Feb., 1879, in Woodville, N. Y. 
She was b. 17 May, 1861. Farmer in Henderson, N. Y. 

Children b. in Woodville, Jefferson Co., N. Y. 

2457. i. Newton Wesley% b. 2 Jan., 1880. 

2458. ii. Myra Edith, b. 8 April, 1882. 

1502. WILLIAM GREENLEAF^ {Lathrop'"''' and Rachel {Cal- 
kins), Aaron,"'^^ Moses,^^^ Isaac,^"" Ephraim,^ George^), b. 23 Nov., 



346 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

1824, in Antwerp, Jefferson Co., N. Y. ; mar. Polly Stockwell, 12 Nov., 
1848, in Russell, N. Y. She was b. in Canada, 9 May, 1833. He 
moved to Russell, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y.. in 1840, and in 1881 settled 
in Lisbon, North Dakota, his present home (1898). Farmer. 

Children all h. in Russell, N. Y. 

2459. >• ^iELViN Alander, b. 19 Sept., 1854; mar. Eurillia Amelia Stockwell, 

16 June, 1878. 

2460. ii- Adelbekt Sylvester, b. 28 May, 1856; mar. Asenath Town, 29 Aug., 

1875. She was b. 30 Sept., i860. 

2461. iii. Elmer Mvko.n, b. 22 Aug., 1857; mar. Mary Ann Colson, 5 Sept., 

1876. She was b. 20 Sept., 1861. in Russell, N. V. 

2462. iv. Alice Amelia, b. 13 Nov., 1859; mar. Avery Town, 29 March, 1879. 

He was b. 7 July, 1854. Children: 1. Addie May. b. 24 Sept., 1880. 
2. Ida Mabel, b. 31 Jan., 1884; d. 7 June, 1889. 3. Ada Isada, b. 
20 May, 1886. 4. Nellie Blanche, b. 10 Feb., 1893. 

2463. V. Martha Ann, b. 23 Aug., 1861 ; mar. Charles Henry Barton, 17 

March, 1883. He was b. 6 May, 1861, in Grayville, Herkimer Co., 
N. Y. Child: Arthur Clyde, b. 10 Sept., 1892, in Lisbon, Ransom 
Co., N. Dak. 

2464. vi. Adelia Palmer, b. 7 Aug., 1866; mar. Samuel T. MuUin, 25 Dec, 

1882. He was b. 20 March, 1859. She mar., second, Clinton Wilson, 

1893. Children by first marriage both b. in Lisbon, A'. Dak.: 

I. Zoe Maud, b. 21 June, 1S84. 2. Mabel Cora, b. 27 Nov., 1886. 
Children by second marriage: 3. Howard, b. 8 .\pril, 1894. 4. 
Eleary, b. I July, 1895. 5. Alice, b. 25 June, 1896; d. 23 Oct., 
1896. 6. Robert, b. 23 July, 1897; d. 28 Sept., 1897. 



150:5. ALONZO' [Lathrop''^* and Rachel {Calkins), Aaron,''*' 
Moses,^-' Isaac,""^ Ephraim,'' George''), b. 25 July, 1826, in Fowler, 
St. Lawrence Co., N. Y. ; mar. Rachel P. Chase, 20 Feb., 1850, in 
Russell, N. Y. She was b. 30 March, 1828, in Gill, Franklin Co., 
Mass. He d. 28 March, 1869. She mar., second, Caleb Aldrich, 8 
May, 1872, in Russell. He was b. 16 Aug., 1818, in Yermont ; d. 19 
Oct., 1874. 

Children all b. in Russell, N. Y. 
2465. i. Olive A., b. 12 July, 1851; mar. Truman O. Wetherell, of Russell, 
10 March, 1875. He was b. in Russell, 23 July. i849- Child: 
Mabel, b. 23 Nov., 1882. 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 347 

2466. ii. Marion C, b. 3 April, 1853 ; mar. Orle L. Gibbons, of Austin, Minn., 

15 April, 1874. Children both b. in Austin: i. Archie R., b. 26 
April, 1882. 2. Lee O., b. 24 Dec, 1885. 

2467. iii. Lois A., b. 5 Sept., 1854; mar. Sylvenas Bromley, of Sandwich, 111., 

8 March, 1876. He was b. in Russell, N. Y., 27 March, 1850. 

2468. iv. Helen A., b. i Dec, 1856 ; mar. Eugene L. Smith, of Russell, N. Y., 

27 Feb., 1877. He was b. 7 March, 1854, and d. in Russell, 28 
Aug., 1890. 

2469. V. Jennie L., b. 20 Nov., 1858; mar. Manley D. Cowan, i Jan., 1877. 

He was b. in Pierrepont, N. Y., 25 Jan., 1858, and d. S Nov., 1878, 
in Sarpy, Neb. Child: Llewellyn D., b. 10 Aug., 1878, in Sarpy, 
Neb. 

2470. vi. Sumner A., b. 14 Jan., i860; d. 19 Oct., 1861, in Russell. 

2471. vii. Lottie J., b. 20 March, 1865 ; mar. Adelbert B. Hawkins, in Austin, 

Minn., 3 Sept., 1890. He was b. 25 April, 1864, in Medford, Steele 
Co., Minn. 

2472. viii. Addie Belle, b. 27 Oct., 1866; d. 2 Aug., 1867, in Russell. 

1504. AARON ^ {Lathrop''''^ and Rachel {Calkins), Aaron,^^^ 
Moses,^^^ Isaac,^"" Ephraim,^ George^), b. 10 March, 1828, in Fowler, 
St. Lawrence Co., N. Y. ; mar. Maria Cassada, 3 March, 1851, in Rus- 
sell, N. Y. She was b. 18 Aug., 1836. Lived in Lisbon, N. Dak., 
from Nov., 1880, to Nov., 1895, when they removed to Bartow, Fla., 
their present place of residence (Jan., 1898). 

Children both b. in Rxissell, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y. 

2473. i. George Henry, Rev., b. 2 Sept., 1854; mar. Celestia E. Blanchard, in 
Richville, N. Y., 24 March, 1876. She was b. 23 July, 1853, in Rus- 
sell, and d. II May, 1891, in Lisbon, N. Dak. He mar., second, 
Kate Baker, 15 Feb., 1893. She d. 5 May, 1895. He mar., third, 
Vinnie Goddard, 25 Dec, 1897, in Bartow, Fla. 
2474. ii. Miranda, b. 6 June, 1858 ; mar. Geo. W. Blanchard, 24 March, 1876, 
in Richville, N. Y. He was b. in Russell, i Sept., 1854. Children: 
I. Leon M., b. 19 July, 1879. 2. Eva, b. 21 Aug., 1886, in Lisbon, 
N. Dak. 

1505. DANIEL^ (Lathrop'"'* and Rachel (Calkins), Aaron,^*' 
Moses,^^^ Isaac,^'^ Ephraim,^ George^), b. 17 July, 1830, in Antwerp, 
Jefferson Co., N. Y. ; mar. Susan A. Chase, 1 Jan., 1852, in Russell, 
N. Y. She d. 24 Nov., 1885. He mar., second, Abbie E. Bevitt, 6 



348 THE COLTON FAMILY. 

April, 1887, in Gouverneur, N. Y. She was b. 1 April, 1837, in Wilson, 
Jefferson Co., N. Y. Undertaker and furniture dealer in Russell, Jef- 
ferson Co., N. Y. 

Children all b. in Russell. 

2475. i. Lelia, b. 25 Aug., 1853 ; mar. Harry F. Palmer, 3 June, 1874, in Rus- 

sell. He was b. 4 Feb., 1855. She d. 17 April, 1S83. He d. 21 
Oct., 1891. Child: Howard, b. 4 June, 1877; d. 14 June, 18S3. 

2476. ii. Arthur, b. 9 Oct., 1859; d. 9 July, i860, in Russell. 

2477. iii. Hattie C, b. i Sept., 1862; d. 2 Dec, 1879, in Russell. 

1508. JAMES' {Lathrot'^^ and Rachel {Calkins), Aaron,^*" 
Moses,^'^ Isaac,^° Ephraim,^ George^), b. 24 Oct., 1836, in Antwerp, 
Jefferson Co., N. Y. ; mar. Elizabeth Robinson, 24 Oct., 1861, in 
Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y. She was b. 12 Oct., 1840, and 
d. 23 Nov., 1898, from burns. He served as a private in Co. D., 60th 
Regt., N. Y. Vol., in the late war. Among other engagements he 
passed through the battles of Antietam, Chancellorsville and Gettys- 
burg. Farmer in Clare. St. Lawrence Co., N. Y. 

Children. 

2478. i. Albert Frederick, b. 16 Oct., 1865, in Lisbon Centre, N. Y. ; mar. 

Eva Rosina Baker, of South Colton, N. Y., 21 April, 1891. She was 
b. 14 Jan., 1878. Farmer, De Grasse, N. Y. 
2479. ii. Myron Everett, b. 3 March, 1868, in Russell, N. Y. ; mar. Linnie 
Lu Gotham, of Russell, 25 Dec, 1887. She was b. 25 M.irch, 1868. 

2480. iii. Minna Etta, b. i Dec, 1S69. in Clare, N. Y. ; mar. John H. Hamilton, 

29 May, 1890. He was b. in Russell, 5 June, 1868. Children: I. 

Leah May, b. 5 Jan., 1893, in Russell. 2. Pearl Parley, b. 13 April, 
1896, in Clare, N. Y. 

2481. iv. Ella Jane, b. 9 Oct., 1874, 'n Clare, N. Y. ; mar. John Henry Pero, 

12 Dec, 1897, in Russell. He was b. 30 Jan., 1868, in Oswegatchie, 
N. Y. Child: Silas George, b. 15 Oct., 1898. 

2482. V. Emma Jane, twin of Ella Jane, b. 9 Oct., 1874; mar. James Fyffie, 

12 Dec, 1897, in Russell, X. Y. He was b. in Scotland, 25 Oct., 
1874. Resides in Clare, N. Y. 

2483. vi. Cora Elizabeth, b. 21 Nov., 1881. 

1509. JOSEPH LYNN' {Lathrop''''* and Rachel {Calkins), 
Aaron,^*^ Moscs,^-^ Isaac,^*^ Ephraim,' George^), b. 24 March, 1839, 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 349 

in Antwerp, Jefferson Co., N. Y. ; mar. Diana Robinson, in Baltimore, 
Md., 25 Feb., 1863. She was b. 1 May, 1842, in Lisbon, St. Lawrence 
Co., N. Y. He enlisted in 60tli Regt., N. Y. Vol., Sept., 1861, and 
served three years and two months in the war of the Rebellion. Was 
discharged 30 Oct., 1864, and returned to his old home. In June, 
1869, removed to Keeseville, Essex Co., N. Y., and engaged in the in- 
surance business; remained there till June, 1873, when he removed to 
Otter Tail, Minn., and farmed. Was elected Town Clerk and Justice 
of the Peace in 1878. Removed to Ransom Co., Dakota in 1880, and 
was there elected County Clerk and Registrar of Deeds. In 1883, 
moved to Burlington, Ward Co., North Dakota, and in May, 1889, 
was elected delegate to the Constitutional Convention which met 4 
July, 1889, in Eismark. He was chairman of Committee on Revenue 
and of Committee on Railroads, and served on other committees. He 
d. in Bartow, Florida, 22 Dec, 1896. 

Children. 

2484. i. Ida Jane, b. 9 Jan., 1864, in Russell, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y. ; mar. 
James Johnson, in Fargo, N. Dak., 27 Nov., 1879. He was b. i 
May, 1852, in Denmark. Children: i. Arthur Deforest, b. 10 Nov., 
1880, in Otter Tail, Minn. 2. Carrie Diana, b. 27 Mar., 1884. in 
Burlington, N. Dak. 3. Effie May, b. 29 Aug., 1887, in Burling- 
ton, N. Dak. 4. Harry Joseph, b. 17 June, 1889, in Burlington. 5. 
Rolla James, b. 18 April, 1892, in Burlington. 6. George Lynn, b. 
14 Oct., 1894. 7. Grace Edith, b. 26 Dec, 1896. 8. Lyle, b. 26 
Aug., 1908. Lives in Burlington, N. Dak. Mr. Johnson is a 
lawyer; has been State Senator, Judge of Probate Court, etc. 
2485. ii- Leslie Deforest, b. 3 Oct., 1865, in Russell, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y. ; 
mar. Nettie Miller, in Minot, N. Dak., 14 May, 1891. She was b. 
19 May, 1871, in Norwood, 111. 

2486. iii. Sarah Levisa, b. 22 Aug., 1870, in Keeseville, Essex Co., N. Y. ; d. 
2 Oct., 1894, in Bartow, Fla. 

1514. HARVEY VINCENT^ {Reuel'^'^ and Harriet {Griffen), 
Aaron,^*^ Moses,^''^ Isaac,^"" Ephraim,^ George''), b. 26 Jan., 1836, in 
Antwerp, Jefferson Co., N. Y. ; mar. Alvira Belzona Victoria Oreatha 
Alice Emogine Cuppen, in Washington, D. C, 26 Jan., 1867. She 
was b. 15 May, 1847, in Wyoming, Wyoming Co., N. Y. He enlisted 
9 Oct., 1861, in Co. F., 35th Regt., N. Y. Inf.; was wounded in battle 



350 THE COLTON FAMILY. 

of Beverly Ford on the Rappahannock River, Va., 21 Aug., 1862; in 
hospital till 4 May, 1863; mustered out with the regiment at Elmira, 
N. Y., 20 June, 1863. Entered the service of the U. S. Christian 
Com. as agent of city transportation in Washington ; was at the front 
at the fall of Richmond, Va., and surrender of Gen. Lee ; was ward 
master in Quartermaster's Hospital till 20 March, 1866; for a while 
clerk in U. S. General Land Office, and then engaged in private busi- 
ness in Washington for eighteen years. Nov., 1898, a clerk in the 
pension office. 

Children both b. in Washington, D. C. 

2487. i. Nellie May, b. 8 Jan., 1868; mar. William P. Vandegrift, of Wil- 

mington, Del., 28 Dec, 1887. 

2488. ii. Lulu Estelle, b. 8 May, 1870; mar. Arthur S. Barnes, of Wilson, 

N. C, 13 July, 1891. 

1520. EZRA ' {Sidney'"'' and Eliza {Shippcn), Aaron,''*'' Moses,'-''* 
Isaac,^'> Ephraim,^ George^), b. 28 Jan., 1844, in Fowler, St. Law- 
rence Co., N. Y. ; mar. Mary Ward, 13 March, 1866, in Russell, N. Y. 
She was b. 5 Oct., 1840. Dry goods and general merchandize. (.)swe- 
gatchie, N. Y. 

Children a/I b. in Fine, N. Y. 

2489. >• Sidney, b. 23 Jan., 186S; mar. Martha E. Johnson, 29 June, 1891. 

2490. ii. Arthur, b. 21 Jan., 1870. 

2491. iii. Ci.AUD, b. 18 Oct., 1876. 

1521. SETH ' [Sidney ^"^ and Eliza (Shippen), Aaron,^*'> Moses,^'* 
Isaae,^" Ephraim,^ George''), b. 28 Feb., 1846, in Fine, N. Y. ; mar. 
Emma Chase, in Fowler, N. Y., 29 Jan.. 1878. She was b. 30 Sept., 
1859, in Russell, N. Y. He d. 10 Dec, 1891. Farmer; lived in Fine, 
N. Y. 

Children. 

2492. i. RoLLiN, b. 27 Nov., 1878, in Fine. 

2493. ii. Eliza, b. 23 Aug.. 1880. in Russell. 

2494. iii. Maude, b. 28 March, 1888, in Russell. 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 351 

1525. ELI HALE' {Richard''^'' and Betsy {Hale), Isaac,^^'' 
Stephen,^"^ Isaac,^"" Ephraim;' George^), b. 21 Feb., 1809, in Enfield, 
Conn.; mar. Cynthia Terry, dau. of Elias Terry, in Enfield, 15 Nov., 
1838. She d. 28 Nov., 1889. He was a plough and wagon manu- 
facturer; resided in Northfield, Mass., and d. there 17 July, 1882. 

Children both b. in Northfi,eld, Mass. 

2495. i. Caroline Azubah, b. 10 June, 1840; mar. Edward Barber, of Win- 

chester, N. H., in Springfield, Mass., 29 Sept., 1864. Resides in 
East Northfield, Mass. Children all b. in Winchester, N. H.: l. 
Cynthia Terry, b. 4 Feb., 1866. 2. Bertha Jane, b. S Jan., 1868. 3. 
Carrie Belle, b. 23 Feb., 1870. 4. Mary Elizabeth, b. 25 March, 

1874. 5. George Edward, b. 30 April, 1876. 

2496. ii. Mary Jane, b. g July, 1844; mar. Samuel P. Ballard, of Buckland, 

Mass., in Coleraine, Franklin Co., Mass., i Dec, 1865. Resides in 
Sharon, Wis. Children: i. Bartlett, b. 21 July, 1870, in Sharon, 
Wis.; d. 12 Aug., 1877, in Buckland, Mass. 2. Franklin, b. 2 Sept., 

1875, in Sharon, Wis. ; d. 23 Aug., 1877, in Buckland, Mass. 

1530. EDWARD WELLS ^ {Richard'''^ and Betsy (Hale), 
Isaac,^''^ Stephen,^""" Isaac,^"" Ephraim,^ George^), b. 15 Feb., 1831, 
in Northfield, Mass. ; mar. Susan Maxwell Heard, of Boston, Mass., 
21 Aug., 1861. She was dau. of John Jay Heard, was b. 25 Nov., 
1837, in Boston, and d. 24 July, 1874, in Northfield, Mass. He mar., 
second, Fanny Matilda Warriner, of Brattleboro, Vt., dau. of Daniel 
Warriner, Esq., 18 Oct., 1877. She was b. 4 March, 1838. He was 
educated as a Civil Engineer ; was Justice of the Peace in Northfield, 
and filled with honor other places of public trust. He was a member 
of Harmony Lodge, F. and A. M., and for several years was its chap- 
lain. He d. in Northfield, of general paralj'^sis, 2 Dec, 1887. 

Children by first unie, Susan, all b. in Northfield. 

2497. i. Everett Wells, b. 4 Aug., 1862 ; mar. Adelaide Augusta Howe, 3 

July, 1906. Went to Spokane Falls, Wash., in the fall of 1887; was 
at first employed in the saw-mill business, but the following year 
entered that of drugs and medicines, and so continued till the great 
fire of 4 Aug., 1889, when he went into the news and stationery 
business in the same place. In May, 1891, joined a surveying and 
construction party of the Great Northern R. R., and has since been 



352 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

engaged in similar work most of the time. Now resides in Billings, 
Mont. 
2498. ii. Maria Heard, b. 25 May, 1864; mar. 30 Sept., 1907, Newton W. Keet 
Living at East Northfield, Mass. 
2499. "^- Joseph Richard, b. 12 Feb., 1869; mar. Ada N. Starr, of Uncasville, 
Conn., 10 Jan., 1899, in Northfield, Mass. Children: I. Florence 
Amanda, b. 5 Nov., 1899. 2. Evangeline Darrow, b. 6 Aug., 1904. 
3. Priscilla Maxwell, b. 13 May, 1908. 

Child by second wife, Fanny, b. in Northfield. 

2500. iv. Clayton Wiluams, b. 17 Feb., 1879; d. 13 Feb., 1880. 

1552. GUY WALKER' {Henry Porter''''^ and Lavona Electa 
{Westcot), Porter,'"''^ Moses,^*^ Noah,^* Ephraim,'' George^), b. 13 
April, 1857, in Stoughton, Wis.; mar. Susan Kinman, 31 March, 1878, 
in Davis Co., Iowa. Head of the firm of Colton and Morgan, Grocers, 
etc., in Cincinnati, Iowa. 

Children. 

2501. i. Ida Zoe, b. 3 April, iSSo. 

2502. ii. Ada Zella, b. 9 Sept., 1881. 

2503. iii. Henry Porter, b. 18 April. 1885. 

2504. iv. Jennie Maide, b. 16 March, 1887. 

2505. V. Daisy Slsie, b. i Dec, 1S91. 

15G6. LORENZO DOW' {Alanum '-'''^ and Lucy [Dcining), 
Thankful,^''' Thomas,^^'^ Ensign Thomas *° Capt. Thomas," George''), 
b. 21 Dec, 1825. in Wethersfield, Conn.; mar. Saraph Messenger, 11 
Oct., 1848; d. 13 Aug., 1856, in Hardin Co., Ohio. She d. 24 Aug., 
1891. 

Child. 

2506. Wiii.iAM E., b. II Aug., 1853; mar. Minerva West, 19 Oct., 1874. Re- 
sides in Temperance, Mich. 

1574. SIMON ^ {Alanson '">*<' and Lucy {Demi?ig), Thankful,^"" 
Thomas,''"'' Ensign Thomas *"" Capt. Thomas," George''), b. 16 Oct., 
1843, in Bazetta, Ohio; mar. Eliza M. Ulp, of Brookfield, Ohio, 24 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 353 

Jan., 1869. She was b. 1 Dec, 1847, and d. 22 Feb., 1895, in Wind- 
ham, O. He mar., second, Emma P. Bacon, 12 June, 1897, in Cort- 
land, O. She was b. 15 March, 1854, in Cortland, O. Resides in 
Windham, O. 

Children. 

2507. i. Alice F., b. 13 Feb., 1870, in Bazetta; mar. Arthur Douglas, 21 July, 

1892, in Windham, O. He was b. 7 Dec, i860, in Charleston, Ohio. 
No children. 

2508. ii. Frank H., b. 19 March, 1876, in Freedom, O. ; unmarried. 

2509. iii. Clyde C, b. 19 March, 1878, in Windham, O. ; unmarried. 

1577. AARON, Dr." {Aaron '^^ and Elizabeth {Field), Israel,^^^ 
Dea. Aaron,^'^^ William,^^ Capt. Thomas,^ George ^), b. 14 April, 1818, 
in Conway, Mass.; mar. Henrietta Lyman, 4 Sept., 1844. She was b. 
21 Feb., 1820, and d. 12 Nov., 1867, in Hudson, N. Y. He mar., 
second, Mrs. Emma Bodurtha, 4 Nov., 1869. She was b. 11 Oct., 
1829. He was a Dental Surgeon, practicing first in Great Barrington, 
Mass., and later and for many years in Hudson, N. Y. He was the 
senior member of the New York State Dental Association. He d. 14 
July, 1894, in Great Barrington, Mass. 

Children by first wife, He^irietta, all b. in Great Barrington, Mass. 

2510. i. Ella Cornelia, b. 2 March, 1848; mar. George Hardie, of Manchester, 

England, 15 June, 1875. He was b. 2 Sept., 1845. Children: I. 
Walter Gladstone, b. 14 March, 1878, in Galveston, Tex. ; d. 27 Sept., 
1878. 2. Lionel Colton, b. 31 Aug., 1879, in Hudson, N. Y. 3. 
William Vincent, b. 20 July, 1881, in Hudson. 4. George Clifton, 
b. 4 Aug., 1883, in Clifton Springs, N. Y. 5. Allan Forester, b. 
24 July, 1885, in Galveston, Tex. 

2511. ii. Elizabeth, b. 13 March, 1852; d. 31 Aug., 1855, in Great Barrington, 

Mass. 
2512. iii- Edward Walter, b. 3 Jan., 1858; mar. Angle B. Dean, of Dalton, 
Mass., 10 May, 1882. Children: i. Marion. 2. Dean Winthrop. 

1582. GEORGE GILBERT" {Warham ^"^ and Ruth {Nivis), 
Israel,^^^ Dea. Aaron,^^^ William,"'' Capt. Thoma&,^ George,'^), b. 2 
Oct., 1815, in Longmeadow, Mass.; mar. Jeanette Sill Griswold, in 

Hartford, Conn., 11 Sept., 1854. She was b. , 1820, in Granby, 

23 



354 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

Conn. From 1830 to 1832 attended school in Amherst, Mass.; from 
1832 to 1836 he was a clerk in the store of G. & H. Coit, in Norwich, 
Conn. In 1836 he went to Illinois, finally settling in Brookville, where 
he remained some years; moved thence to Elk Grove, and later to 
Lanark, Carroll Co., 111. In 1875 lived in Gap Grove, and in 1879 
settled finally in Odebolt, Iowa, where he d. 25 March, -1894. He was 
a progressive and prosperous farmer, cultivating large fields of single 
crops. Was Justice of the Peace in 1855, and following years. He 
united with the Congregational Church at an early age, and was always 
prominent in church work wherever he lived. 

Children both h. in Brookville, Carroll Co., III. 

2512. i. U.NNAMED SON, b. and d. 2 Oct., 1855. 

2513. ii. Ruth Nims, b. 28 Jan., 1857. 

1584. EDWIN KINGSLEY ^ (/Far/zA/n ""^ and F ilia {Kingsley), 
Israel,^^- Dea. Aaron,''-"" William*'' Capt. Thomas," George''), b. 15 
June, 1827. in Longmeadow, Mass.; mar. Lucinda Eliza Reynolds, 10 
Jan., 1849. She was b. 3 Feb., 1828. Both d. 19 Dec, 1893, in North- 
ampton, Mass. He was for twenty years the Postmaster and Store- 
keeper in Longmeadow; was also an insurance agent and Justice of 
the Peace. He was identified with many of the improvements in the 
town that have made it the gem of the Connecticut valley. 

Children all h. in Longmeadow. Mass. 

2514. '• Oi.coTT Buss, b. 16 Jan., 1850; mar. Helen Clark Coomes, 17 Sept., 
1872. She was b. 9 Nov., 185 1. 

2515. ii. Susan Ki.vgslev, b. 20 May, 1854; d. 13 Feb., 1870. 

2516. iii. Ellen Eliza, b. 20 Dec, 1858; d. iq Nov., 1869. 

2517. iv. \ViLLL\M Fairciiili), b. 8 Aug., i860; mar. Fanny Maude Pember, in 

New York City, 7 Oct.. 1896. 

2518. v. Harriet Bliss, b. 21 April. 1864; d. 19 Dec 1869. 

1587. WILLIAM ELY' [William Merrick ^''^ and Esther (Ely), 
Dea. William,^^"Dea. Aaron,''-'* William,*'' Capt. Thomas," George'), 
b. 18 Jan., 1810, in Longmeadow, Mass.; mar. Margaret Elizabeth 
Parington, 24 May. 1841. She was from Scottsville, Albemarle Co., 
Va. He d. in Union Co., S. C, 24 Aug., 1845. 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 355 

Children. 

2519. i. William Merrick, b. 27 Aug., 1842; d. 9 May, 1858. 
2520. ii- John Ely, b. 24 Sept., 1845; mar. Rosalie Walter Colton, dau. of 
William and Anna H. (Saunders) Colton (see No. 1612), 7 Oct., 
1874, in King George Co., Va. 

1599. WILLIAM FAIRCHILD ' {Harvey ^^^ and Harriet {Fair- 
child), Dea. Walter^^^ Dea. Aaron,^^^ Williajn,^'' Capt. Thomas,^ 
George'^), b. 7 Aug., 1826, in Georgia, Vt. ; mar. Ellen Harris, in 
San Andreas, Cal., 29 June, 1869; d. in San Andreas, Cal., 11 Feb., 
1879. He settled in California in June, 1852, locating in Montezuma, 
Tuolumne Co. In 1861 he removed to Copperopolis, and in 1866 to 
Mokelumne Hill, where he was SheriiT. Later, when the county seat 
was established at San Andreas, he went there and remained till his 
death. He filled honorably, at different times, several public offices. 
Accommodating, prompt and just in all his business transactions, he 
made warm friends everywhere. He was a member of Calaveras Lodge, 
No. 78, F. and A. M. 

Children all b. in San Andreas, Cal. 

2521. i. John Sedgwick, b. 28 Nov., 1872. 

2522. ii. Walter Addison, b. 17 Dec, 1S76. 

2523. iii. William Miller, twin of Walter A., b. 17 Dec, 1876. 

1603. WALTER EWING ' {Rev. Walter «i^ and Cornelia B. {Col- 
ton), Dea. Walter, ^""^ Dea. Aaron,^^^ William,*'' Capt. Thomas,^ 
George^), b. 3 June, 1846, in Philadelphia, Penn. ; mar. Eliza Litch- 
field, in Brooklyn, N. Y., 24 Nov., 1869. 

Children all h. in Brooklyn, N . Y. 

2524. i. Litchfield, b. 21 Sept., 1870. 

2525. ii. Henry Ewing, b. 8 Jan., 1874. 

2526. iii. Cornelia Baldwin, b. 20 Nov., 1875. 

1605. JOHN JAY, M. D.'^ {Quintius Curtius ^^^ and Abigail {Jos- 
lin), Dea. Walter, ^^^ Dea. Aaron,''^^ William,*'^ Capt. Thomas,"^ 
George'^), b. 12 May, 1830, in Georgia, Vt. ; mar. Czarina Coburn 



356 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

Varnum, in Dracut, Mass., 22 Nov., 1856. She was b. 13 Dec, 1837, 
in Dracut. Graduated at Amherst College, 1855. Was teacher of 
Natural Science in the High School, Lowell, Mass., from 1856 to 1864; 
Paymaster in the U. S. army, 1864 to the close of the war. Graduated 
from the Medical Department, University of Pennsylvania, 1869. 
Has been School Commissioner in Lowell four years, and City Physi- 
cian three years, 1884, 1885 and 1886. Practicing physician in Lowell, 
Mass. 

Children both b. in Lowell, Mass. 

2527. i. Nellie V.'VRNLM, b. 26 May, i860; mar. Roscoe L. Chase, 28 March, 

1888. Child: Marion Varnum, b. 28 Dec, 1888. 

2528. ii. Alice Maria, b. 26 Feb., 1863 ; mar. William T. Sherman Bartlett, 9 

Sept., 1897. Child: Winthrop Colton, b. 10 July, 1898. 

1608. CHARLES CEPHAS^ {Qmntius Curtius^^" ami Abigail 
{Joslin), Dea. Walter;^^'' Dca. Aaron,^''^ William,*'' Capt. Thomas,'' 
George ^), b. 18 April, 1837, in Georgia, Vt. ; mar. Alice Candee, dau. 
of Rev. Isaac Newton Candee, D. D., in Galesburg, 111., 3 Sept., 1867. 
She was b. 20 Feb., 1840, in Belvidere, N. J. He d. of yellow fever 
in Mobile, Ala., 20 Oct., 1873. She d. 20 July, 1889. in Ocala, Fla. 
He received his preliminary education in the academies in Georgia 
and Fairfax, Vt., in 1855, 1856 and 1857; taught school for several 
successive winters; entered Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Mass., 
and was admitted to the bar of Middlesex Co., Mass., Sept., 1860. 
On 13 Jan., 1862, he enlisted at Georgia, Vt., to serve three years or 
during the war, and was mustered into the service of the U. S. as 
Corporal in Co. F., 8th Regt., Inf. of Brattleboro, Vt., 18 Feb., 1862. 
He served with Gen. Butler at Ship Island and New Orleans, and was 
discharged 14 July, 1862, for disability. Regaining his health, he was 
appointed First Lieutenant in 2nd Louisiana Native Guards, 74th U. 
S. C. T. Was honorably discharged Aug., 1864. During this service 
he was detailed to act with the Freedmen's Bureau. After the war 
he settled in Alabama, and practiced his profession. He served as 
Superintendent of Schools in Wilcox Co. ; was elected Judge of the 
Superior Court, but did not serve. Later he was in the service of the 
U. S. in the Custom House in Mobile. 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 357 

Children. 

2529. i. George Candee, b. i Sept., 1868, in Camden, Ala. 

2530. ii. Elizabeth, b. 20 March, 1874, in Mobile, Ala. ; cl. 20 March, 1879, in 

Nashville, 111. 

1610. WALTERS {William^^' and Anna H. {Saunders), Dea. 
Waltcr,^^^ Dea. Aaron,^"^ William,"'' Capt. Thomas,^ George''), b. 8 
Feb., 1837, in King George C. H., Va. ; mar. Mary E. Stone, in Wood- 
ville, Md., 23 Jan., 1873. She was b. in Prince George Co., Md., 2 
Oct., 1846, and d. in Baltimore, Md., 20 June, 1881. He has conducted 
business in Alexandria, Va., and Houston, Texas. From 1870 to 1884 
was a member of the N. Y. Cotton Exchange, and later has been in the 
ranching and livestock business in Jones Co., Tex. 

Children. 

2531. i. AXNA M., b. 7 June, 1874, in Woodville, Md. 

2532. ii. Susan S., b. 2 Jan., 1880, in Baltimore, Md. 

1617. WALTER ADDISON ' {Addison Ely «i« and Lucy {Brown), 
Dea. Walter,^^^ Dea. Aaron,''''^ William,"^ Capt. Thomas,^ George^), 
b. 27 April, 1835, in Vergennes, Vt. ; mar. Louisa Cody, in Freedom, 
La Salle Co., 111., 17 Oct., 1864. She was b. 7 Nov., 1842, in Free- 
dom. Farmer, in Cabury, Kankakee Co., III. 

Children. 

2533. i. Caroline Theoda, b. 15 July, 1865, in Freedom, 111.; mar. L. Fayette 

G. Hollenback, of Kankakee City, 111., 16 June, 1888. Children: 
I. George Walter, b. 30 Jan., 1891. 2. John Colton, b. 24 Jan., 1895. 

2534. ii. Walter Eddy, b. 20 March, 1873, in Cabery, Kankakee Co., 111.; mar. 

Gertrude Jeffers, 7 March, 1900, in Kankakee, 111. 

2535. iii. Cody Rae, b. 25 Jan., 1881, in Cabery, 111. 

1623. EDWARD GOULD, M. D.^ {Rev. Aaron M.«" and Z. 
Elizabeth {Gould), Dea. Walter,^^^ Dea. Aaron,^'^^ William,*^ Capt. 
Thomas,^ George'), h. 3 May, 1841, in Amherst, Mass.; graduated at 
Bellevue Hospital Medical College, N. Y., 1868; mar. Emma L. 
Loomis, of Sycamore, 111., 3 May, 1870. Resides in Brooklyn, N, Y. 



358 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

Child. 

2536. EsTELLE, b. 14 Jan., 1872 ; d. 26 Oct., 1895. She graduated from the 

Packer Institute of Brooklyn, N. Y., in 1891 with high honor. Later 
she devoted herself to art studies in which her assiduity and pains- 
taking efforts gave promise of much success. Her gentle and winning 
wa3's had endeared her to a large circle of friends and acquaintances. 

1624. FREDERICK CUSHMAN ' i^Rev. Aaron il/."i and Z. 
Elizabeth {Gould), Dea. IValter,^^^ Dca. Aaron,^''^ IVilliam,*" Capt. 
Thomas,^ George'^), b. 5 Sept., 1844, in Amherst, Mass.; mar. Alice 
March Slade, of New York, 1 Oct., 1874. She was b. 25 May, 1846, 
in Brooklyn, N. Y. Secretary of the Brooklyn Trust Co. 

Child. 

2537. Ethel, b. 25 Jan., 1879, in New York. 

16:53. CHARLES HENRY ^ (Ca/rin»" and Susan M. {Chapin), 
Dea. JValter,^''^ Dea. Aaron,^^^ William,*" Capt. Thomas,' George^), 
b. 28 April, 1846. in New York City; mar. Lillian F. Morgan, 19 Nov., 
1895, in Irving Park, Chicago, 111. She was b. in Irving Park, 111., 28 
Feb., 1863. Resides in Chicago, 111. 

Child. 

2538. Henry Richardson, b. 5 Feb.. i8g7. in Irving Park, 111. 

1642. HENRY CHAPIN" {Dea. Darid,^^' and Azubafi {Chapin), 
Lieut. Henry, """^ Henry,^''^ Ebenezer,*'' Capt. Thomas,^ George''), b. 
26 May, 1836, in Enfield, Mass.: mar. Mary Ann Ferry, dau. of 
Thomas M. Ferry, of Belchertown, Mass., 7 May, 1863. She was b. 9 
Nov., 1838. He learned the silver-plating trade and worked at it in 
several Massachusetts towns, and in Wells River, Vermont, finally, in 
1858, settling in Montpelier, Vt., as foreman in the shops of Messrs. 
Fisher and Stratton. He was soon admitted to a partnership in that 
firm and, through the several changes in its constitution, he has held a 
growing interest in its business and development. It is now known as 
the " Colton Manufacturing Co.," extensively engaged in the manu- 
facture of gold, silver, nickel and brass saddlery hardware, etc., of 
Montpelier, Vt. 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 359 

Children all b. in Montpelicr, Vt. 

2539. i. WiLLARD Chapin, b. 4 Oct., 1866. 

2540. ii. Theron Ferry, b. 25 Jan., 1868. Was a member of the first city 

council of Montpelier in 1895. Travels in the interest of the Colton 
Manufacturing Co., in the west and southwest. 
2541. iii- Harry Smith, b. 22 Jan., 1869; mar. Alice Mary Frink, 3 Jan., 1895. 

2542. iv. Edwin Arthur, b. 15 Aug., 1876. 

1647. FREDERICK HENRY, M. D.^ {Jacob^^^ and Clarinda 
{Robinson), Jacob,^^'^ Henry, ^^'^ Ebenezer," Capt. Thomas^ George'^), 
b. 24 April, 1839, in Longmeadow, Mass.; mar. Elizabeth Alice Gray, 
dau. of Prof. Alonzo Gray, LL. D., founder and principal of the 
Brooklyn Heights Seminary, 25 Oct., 1865. She d. in Brooklyn, N. Y., 
1 Feb., 1890. He graduated at Yale College, 1860, and from the Long 
Island College Hospital in 1864. Practicing physician in Brooklyn. 

Children all b. in Brooklyn, N . Y. 

2543. i. Sarah Phillips, b. 27 April, 1867. 

2544. ii. Frederick Gray, b. 25 June, 1868 ; mar. 6 June, 1908, Martha Wads- 

worth Haskins, of Boston, Mass. Graduated at the Polytechnic 
Institute of Brooklyn, 1887, and from Columbia College School of 
Mines, 1890. Architect N. Y. City. 

2545. iii. Alice Gray, b. 3 Feb., 1870. 

2546. iv. Richard Storrs, b. 20 Sept., 1872; mar. Margaret Deane Whittier, 
in Brooklyn, N. Y., 12 Oct., 1895. 

2547. V. Wendell Phillips, b. 22 Dec, 1873; graduated from Yale, 1896; 

mar. Anne, dau. of William Peckham Mason, of Brooklyn, N. Y., 
31 Oct., 1900. 

2548. vi. Clara Robinson, b. 21 Jan., 1876. 

2549. vii. Mary Tudor, b. 24 May, 1879. 

2550. viii. Frances, b. 7 Jan., 1881 ; d. 7 Jan., 1881. 

2551. ix. Burt, twin of Frances, b. 7 Jan., 1881 ; d. 7 Jan., 1881. 

1650. SAMUEL SMITH ^ {Theodore S.^^" and Aurelia {Smith), 
Ethan,^""^ Henry, '"''^ Ebenezer,^"^ Capt. Thomas,^ George^), b. 18 Oct., 
1834, in Masonville, Delaware Co., N. Y. ; mar. Adaline Catharine 
Schutte, in Palmyra, Wis., 16 Jan., 1869. Carpenter by trade; lived 
in Palmyra, Jefferson Co., Wis., and d. there 14 March, 1889. He en- 
listed for three years, 21 April, 1861, in Co. A., 1st Regt., Wis. Vol. 
Heavy Artillery. Appointed Second Lieut., Co. L., same Regt., 21 



360 THE COLTON FAMILY. 

Feb., 1865, where he served until the end of the war. He was a man 
of splendid physique and great strength, and distinguished himself on 
many occasions by his tenderness of heart. He had a marked fondness 
for dogs and horses. After the first battle of Bull Run he carried a 
wounded fellow soldier three miles upon his shoulders to a place of 
safty. 

Children both b. in Palmyra, Wis. 

2552. i. Kitty Aileen, b. 25 Oct., 1869; mar. Luther H. Uglow, 16 Oct., 1889. 

He was b. 25 April, 1861, in Palmyra, Wis. Child: Gertrude Ada- 
line, b. 5 Aug., 1891 ; d. 13 Feb., 1894. Resides in Palmyra, Wis. 

2553. ii. Henry Leroy, b. 7 Jan., 1876. Bicycle dealer and repairer of all light 

machinery. 

1651. HARVEY THEODORE^ {Theodore S.^^" and Amelia 
{Smillt), Ethan *''° Henry,^"^ Ebenezer*' Capt. Thomas,'' George''), 
b. 28 Jan., 1841, in Woodhull, Steuben Co., N. Y. ; mar. Jane Cong- 
don, 6 Nov., 1866, in Palmyra. Wis. She was !>. 10 Oct., 1847, in Pal- 
myra. He enlisted 9 Feb., 1863, in Co. I., 13th Regt., Wis. Vol. Was 
severely wounded in an engagement near Brownsboro, Ala., and was 
discharged 7 July, 1863. Lives in Bijou Hills, So. Dak. 

Children both b. in Palmyra, Wis. 

2554. i. Jennie Amelia, b. 15 July, 1868; mar. Benjamin F. Burr, 30 April, 

18S8. in Bijou Hills, .S. Dak. He was b. 12 July. 1858, in Edgington, 
Rock Island Co., 111. Children: I. Leona Lloyd, b. 9 June, 1890, in 
Burnside, S. Dak. 2. Henry Colton, b. 15 March, 1893, in Burn- 
side, S. Dak. 3. Winifred May, b. 7 March, 1895, in Burnside, S. 
Dak. 4. Bonmebel Ara, b. 10 Dec, 1899, in Academy, S. Dak. 

2555. ii. Eth,\n Theodore, b. 22 Nov., 1873. 

1656. ANDREW THATCHERS {Rufus^^° and Rebecca 
{Thatcher), Ebenezer Chandler,*''^ Capt. Ebrnezer,"^^^ Ebenezer," 
Capt. Thomas,^ George *), b. 9 May, 1838, in Amsterdam, Montgomery 
Co., N. Y. ; mar. Martha J. Hunt, of Lebanon, Ohio, 13 Sept., 1859. 
She was b. 28 May, 1841, in Waynesville, Warren Co., Ohio. From 
1860 to 1889 was engaged in stock raising in Roanoke and in Glenn 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 361 

Hall, Indiana. In 1889 he was appointed Superintendent of the 
County Asylum, which office he held for eight years — 1889-1897 — con- 
tinuing the raising of stock at same time. Now engaged in breeding 
fine trotting and road horses on his stock farm near Lafayette, Tip- 
pecanoe Co., Indiana. 

Children. 

2556. i. Ettie May, b. 3 Aug., i860, in Lebanon, Ohio; d. 3 Feb., 1861. 
2557- ii- John E., b. 13 Nov., 1861, in Roanoke, Ind. ; d. 4 Oct., 1862. 
2558. iii- William L., b. 27 Aug., 1863, in Roanoke, Ind.; mar. Mary Maloney, 
in Burlington, Ind., 6 April, 1887. 
2559. iv. Henry S., b. 19 Jan., 1866, in Roanoke, Ind. ; d. 28 March, 1866. 

1660. JOHN WHITMAN ' {Ebenezer^*^ and Cynthia {Whitman), 
Ebenezer C handler, '^^^ Capt. Ebenezer,^"^^ Ebenezer,^'^ Capt. Thomas,^ 
George'^), b. 13 June, 1832, in Agawam, Mass.; mar. Albina Saloma 
Ball, dau. of William Ball, of Chicopee, Mass., 23 Jan., 1862. She 
was b. 27 March, 1841, in Paterson, N. J. He received his preliminary 
education in the schools of West Springfield, and Springfield and his 
scientific training in the Sheffield Scientific School of Yale University. 
Some years were spent as a clerk with the drug house of H. and J. 
Brewer, of Springfield, Mass., and in the extensive wholesale drug 
house of W. H. Schieifelin and Co., in New York City, which latter 
position he was obliged to resign on account of failing health. His 
present widely-known business of manufacturing " Colton's Select 
Flavors and Preparations " was established in and from small begin- 
nings in connection with the drug business, and he became widely 
known over this country as producing articles of standard purity and 
unsurpassed excellence. Though not seeking political office, he has 
filled several important positions of public trust, which he has served 
with ability and fidelity. In 1881 he was elected to the State Legis- 
lature, and in the following year was returned by nearly four-fifths of 
the entire vote cast and irrespective of party. He has been twice elected 
on the school board, and has also occupied a prominent position in 
public enterprises and institutions of his town. Resides in Westfield, 
Mass. 



362 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

Children. 

2560. i. Helen Ball, b. 15 Dec, 1863; d. 10 May, 1864, in Chicopee, Mass. 

2561. ii. William Ball, b. 13 July, 1868; d. in Yuma, Arizona, 30 March, 

1893. As a lad he gave great promise of a future useful and honor- 
able career. He was a good scholar, genial in his intercourse with 
all, and a favorite alike with masters and mates. He broke down in 
Amherst College, and for nearly five' years he bravely fought the 
pulmonary disease to which he at last succumbed. 

2562. iii. Gertrude Whitman, b. 18 Dec, 1S71 ; mar. William 1. Barton, in 

Denver, Col., 21 April, 1891. Chxldrcn: i. Sidney Col ton. b. 21 
April, 1892. 2. Leota Albina, b. 29 June, 1896. 3. Helen Ball. b. 
15 April, 1898; d. 7 March, 1899. 4. Lois, b. 19 Dec, 1899; d. 
II Sept., 1900. 

1665. FRANK LYMAN ^ (/(?//««" and Elizabeth Oilman {Pal- 
mer), Ebcnczer Chandler,*''^ Capt. Ebcnezcr,''^ Ebenezer*' Capt. 
Thomas,^ George^), b. 12 Sept., 1857, in Philadelphia, Penn. ; mar. 
Sarah Eugenia (Hayden), in Philadelphia, Penn., 4 Jan., 1880. She 
was b. in Oxford, Penn., 25 Dec, 1857. 

Child. 

2563. Elizabeth Palmer, b. 27 July, 1881, in Philadelphia. Penn. 

l(>75i. HIRAM WESTON ' {Richard Woohoorth «" and Antoinette 
{Barnutn), Erastus*'''' Capt. Ebnwzcr,^'^ Ebenezcr*' Capt. Thomas^ 
George'^), b. 30 June, 1839, in York, Ohio; mar. Sarah M. Wither- 
nock, in Olmstead Falls, Ohio, 15 Feb., 1865. He enlisted 2 May, 
1864, in Cleveland, Ohio, in the 15th Regt., Ohio Yol. Inf.. and was 
mustered out 23 Aug., 1864. 

Children all b. in Dover, Ohio. 

2564. i. Eva Antoinette, b. 21 Nov.. 1866; mar. John Riley. 29 Nov., 1883. 

Children: I. Ellen Sarah, b. 8 Oct., 1885, in Dover, Ohio. 2. Ray- 
mond Percy, b. 7 Sept., 1893, in Dover, O. ; d. 10 Feb., 1897. 

2565. ii. Martha V., b. 24 Dec, 1867; d. 3 Nov., 1891. 

2566. iii. William Henry, b. 5 July, 1878. 

1675. GEORGE ALFRED, Captain ' {Bcla Breiver''^* and Ketu 
rah {Randall), Erastus,*"^ Capt. Ebenezcr,^'"' Ebenezer,*'' Capt. 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 363 

Thomas,^ George^), b. 3 Nov., 1839, in Mansfield, Cattaraugus Co., 
N. Y. ; mar. Charlotte M. Mead, in Walton, Delaware Co., N. Y., 
17 March, 1864. She was b. 17 March, 1846, in Walton, and d. there 
16 March, 1873. He mar., second, Abbie M. Leonard, in Hancock, 
Delaware Co., N. Y., 14 June, 1876. She was b. 8 July, 1838, in Han- 
cock, and d. there 10 Aug., 1887. He mar., third, Josephine Bagley, 
7 March, 1895. He learned the trade of carriage making and worked 
at it till the breaking out of the late war, when he enlisted in the 144th 
N. Y. Vols. Was chosen Second Lieut, at the organization of the 
Regt., and returned home with a Captain's commission. Was in the 
Department of the South principally, and participated in several severe 
engagements, on each occasion in command of his company, and es- 
caping without wounds. After his return he worked at his trade till 
1876, when he was appointed U. S. mail agent. Residence Walton, 
Delaware Co., N. Y. 

Children by first wife, Charlotte, all b. in Walton, N. Y. 

2567. i. Charles Mead, b. 8 July, 1866; mar. Mildred Louise De Garmo, dau. 

of Daniel and Emma De Garmo, 20 Nov., 1889, in Rochester, N. Y. 
She d. 4 Dec, 1892. He mar., second, Clara Louise Feiock, in 
Rochester, N. Y., 9 June, 1897. 

2568. ii. Mary .Sophia, b. 18 Dec, 1869; mar. Robert Baird Marvin, 28 Aug., 

1894. 

2569. iii. John Bela, b. 24 July, 1871, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

2570. iv. WnxiAM, b. 7 March, 1873. Adopted by Henry Mead, of Walton, 

N. Y., and name changed to William Colton Mead. Resides in 
Atlanta, Georgia. 

1676. NATHAN RANDALL^ {Bela Brewer^'-" and Keturah 
{Randall) , Erasttes*°^ Capt. Ebenczer^'^'^ Ebenezer*'' Capt. Thomas,^ 
George'^), b. 14 Oct., 1846, in Mansfield, Cattaraugus Co., N. Y. ; 
mar. Kittie Garrison, of Syracuse, N. Y., 7 Feb., 1877. Receiving 
Teller, Onondaga Co. Savings Bank, Syracuse, N. Y. 

Children. 

2571. i. Clara Maud, b. 15 Nov., 1878. 

2572. ii. Florence, b. 26 Feb., 1884. 

2573. iii. Kate, b. 25 Feb., 1889. 

2574. iv. Harold N., b. 26 Aug., 1892; d. 27 Feb., 1895. 



364 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

1678. EDWARD WILLIAM" {Chester Woohvorth^^^ and Eliza- 
beth {Hamilton), Erastus*"^ Capt. Ebenezer,^'- Ebenezer,'''' Capt. 
Thomas,^ George^), b. 27 July, 1837, in Constantia, Oswego Co., 
N. Y. ; mar. Annie Hollinbeck, in Cicero, Onondaga Co., N. Y., 2 
March, 1870. Dealer in tin, glassware, notions, etc., Cicero, Onondaga 
Co., N. Y. 

Children. 

2575. i. Fr.ank Chester, b. 4 May, 1S71. 

2576. ii. Mary Blanche, b. 20 June, 1873. 

2577. iii. Emma Josie, b. 7 March, 1876. 

1079. HENRY HARRISON^ {Chester Woohvorth^'"' and Eliza- 
beth {Hamiltofi), Erastus*""^ Capt. Ebenezer,}''- Ebenezer*^ Capt. 
Thomas,^ George'^), b. 24 Dec, 1839, in Constantia, Oswego Co., N. 
Y. ; mar. Emma S. Swain, in Cicero, Onondaga Co., N. Y., 10 May, 
1866. Dealer in tin, stoves, house-furnishing goods, etc., under firm 
name of Colton and Webber, Cazenovia, Madison Co., N. Y. 

Child. 

2578. Frederick Swain, b. 24 Nov.. 1871 ; d. 25 Nov., 1890. 

1680. GEORGE CALVIN^ {Chester JVoohuorth'''' and Eliza- 
beth {Hamilton), Erastus*''^ Capt. Ebenezer,^''^ Ebcnezcr," Capt. 
Thomas,^ George^), b. 5 May, 1850. in Constantia, Oswego Co., N. 
Y. ; mar. Emma Josie King, in Cazenovia, N. Y., 11 March, 1874. 
Tin and copper smith, Cazenovia, N. Y. 

Child. 

2579. Charles Wooiavorth, b. i March, 1878. 

1681. CHARLES ERASTUS ' {Calvin »•'« and Susan E. {Notting- 
ham), Erastus*''^ Capt. Ebenezer^""' Ebenezer*'' Capt. Thomas,^ 
George^), b. 12 Nov., 1847, in Syracuse, N. Y. ; mar. Anna E. Van 
Buskirk, dau. of William H. Van Buskirk, of Syracuse, 17 June, 1867. 
He graduated from the Syracuse High School in 1861 ; studied archi- 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 365 

tecture, and in 1875 entered the office of Mr. Archimides Russell. In 
1878 he opened an office for himself, and since then he has designed 
and built many of the finest buildings in Syracuse and vicinity, amongst 
them the new city hall, bank and commercial houses and many fine 
private residences. 

Children. 

2580. i. Alice Susan, b. 31 Oct., 1869; mar. Walter H. Cummings, of Syra- 

cuse, I June, 1897. 

2581. ii. Florence Eleanor, b. 4 Aug., 1872. 

2582. iii. Anna Lamira, b. 8 Sept., 1875. 

1683. FRANKLIN BOARDMAN ^ {Ebenezer^^'' and Elizabeth 
{Cooley), Melzar,'^^^ Capt. Ehenezer,^'- Ehenezer,^^ Capt. Thomas,^ 
George^), b. 1 April, 1833, in Manlius, Onondaga Co., N. Y. ; mar. 
Catharine Hill, 17 Aug., 1859, in Philadelphia, Penn. He d. in Wil- 
mington, Del., 5 March, 1893. In 1886 he withdrew from the National 
Dredging Company, with which he had been connected for several 
years as Vice-President and General Manager, and organized the Atlas 
Dredging Co., 11 Nov., 1886, of which company he was made the 
President and General Manager, and so remained till 1892, when he 
became Vice-President and General Manager. This position he filled 
until his death. He was also President of the Nonesuch Fibre Co., of 
Newark, Del. ; President of the Front and Union Streets Railway Co., 
of Wilmington, and President of the National Construction Co., of 
Philadelphia, Penn. In 1888 he was elected a member of the City 
Council from the fifth ward of Wilmington, and served till 1892 ; dur- 
ing his last term of two years he was Chairman of the Finance Com. 

Children, i-vi, h. in Philadelphia; vii-ix, b. in Darby, Penn. 

2583. i- Frank Hill, b. 27 June, i860; mar. Louisa A. Brooks, in Darby, 
Penn., 15 Dec, 1881. 
2584. ii. Mary Cooley, b. 30 April, 1863 ; mar. Charles Tribitt, in Darby, 
Penn., 30 Jan., 1882. Children: i. Henry C, b. 19 Nov., 1882. 2. 
Kate Hill, b. 7 Aug., 1884. 3. Franklin B., b. i Dec, 1885, in 
Darby. 4. Nellie May, b. 11 Sept., 1887, in Darby. 5. Albert 
Barnes, b. 6 June, 1889, in Wilmington, Del. 6. Mary Gertrude, 
b. 6 July, 1896, in Wilmington, Del. 



366 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

2585. iii. Albert Barnes, b. 12 Feb., 1866. 
2586. iv. Henry Blood, b. 19 July, 1868; mar. Lizzie Wandel Jones, in Wil- 
mington, Del., 6 June, 1891. 

2587. V. John Somers, b. 14 April, 1871; mar. Mary Ellen Ranck, 19 July, 

1894; d. 19 April, 1897. 

2588. vi. Charles Page, b. 10 Sept., 1873. 

2589. vii. Edith Cooper, b. 27 June, 1876; d. i Aug., 1876. 

2590. viii. A. Lewis, b. 31 May, 1879; d. 16 Jan.. 1886. 

2591. i.\. Raymond Purdy, b. 31 July, 1880. 

1683. EBENEZER BRAINARD ^ {Ehenezer''^^ and Elizabeth 
(Cooley), Melzar*^- Ca/>t. Ebcriczcr,'^'^ Ebcnczcr*' Capt. Thomas,^ 
George^), b. 2 March, 1835, in Manlius, Onondaga Co., N. Y. ; mar. 

Mary M. Sanford, in Syracuse, N. Y., 11 Oct., 1859. She d. 

1881, in Philadelphia, Penn. He mar., second, Mrs. Louisa H. Skill- 
man, of Philadelphia, Penn.. 7 March, 1882. Was in the boot and 
shoe business from 1851 to 1863, and then entered the life-insurance 
business as general agent and solicitor. Now special agent in Phila- 
delphia of the Mutual Life Ins. Co., of New York. 

Child. 

2592. Franklin Wagner, b. 11 Oct., i860; mar. Sallie Jane Voung. in Phila- 

delphia, 24 May, 1884. 

1685. JOHN EDMUND^ {Mc/zar""" ami Mclvina Amanda 
{Wheeler), Melzar*^- Capt. Ebenezcr,^''- Ebenezer*'' Capt. Thomas,'' 
George^), b. 28 March, 1857, in Sylvester, Green Co., Wis.; mar. 
Pauline Jane Miller, 28 Nov., 1878, in Cooksville, Rock Co., Wis. 
Removed from Wisconsin to Dakota in 1878. Was Superintendent of 
Schools of Minnehaha Co., So. Dak., for four years, 1883-1887. 
Farmer. Resides in Colton. So. Dak. 

Children, e.xeepting A'o. iii. all b. in Taopi Tp., Minnehaha Co., So. 
Dak. 

2593. i. Chaki.es Miller, b. 14 Oct., 1S79; mar. Harriet Esther Herr, Nov., 

1900. 

2594. ii. Mei.zar Glenn, b. 5 Jan., 1S83. 

2595. iii. Frederick Arthur, b. 28 Nov., 1884, in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha 

Co., S. D. ; d. 20 March, 1896. 

2596. iv. Ethel Aurora, b. 8 Sept., 1887. 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 367 

2597. V. Ruth Ellen, b. 19 Sept., 1889. 

2598. vi. Hattie Jane, b. i Nov., 1891. 

2599. vii. Aura Vivian, b. 20 Jan., 1894. 

2600. viii. Helen Paulina, b. 29 March, 1897. 
2600b. ix. Esther Malvina, b. 25 Feb., 1900. 

1714. CHESTER^ {James ^^"^ and Vianna {Stevens), George,"^^ 
John,^^^ Lieut. J ohn;'^ John,'' George^), b. 1 Oct., 1823, in Darling- 
ton, Ontario, Canada; mar. Elizabeth Garow, 1 Jan., 1845. She was 
b. 12 Nov., 1825. 

Children. 

2601. i. John, b. 5 Dec, 1846: mar. . 



2602. ii. Elizabeth, b. 25 Oct., 1848; d. 8 March, i860. 

2603. iii. Malicie, b. 22 April, 185 1; mar. Samuel Schell, of Port Perry, i 

Nov., 1874. Children: I. John, b. i Dec, 1875. 2. Emma Jane, 
b. 2 Jan., 1877; mar. John McLarnon, 10 April, 1893. 3. Minnie, 
b. 4 Oct., 1878. 4. George, b. 10 Jan., 1885. 5. Clara, b. 18 Dec, 
1886. 6. Frederick, b. 4 Aug., 1888. 

2604. iv. James, b. 14 May, 1854; d. 4 May, 1857. 

2605. V. George Wells, b. 26 March, 1856; mar. Elizabeth Brown, of Caven, 

4 Dec, 1896. 

2606. vi. James Wells, b. 28 Dec, 1857; d. 4 May, 1872. 

2607. vii. Ezra, b. 30 April, 1865; d. 19 Aug., 1868. 

2608. viii. William Alfred, b. 4 July, 1867; mar. Rachel Lane, of Scugog, 
Ont., Can., 5 Sept., i{ 



1715. SYLVESTERS {James ^^^ and Vianna {Stevens), George,^^^ 
John,'^^ Lieut. John/'^ John,^ George^), b. 18 June, 1825, in Dar- 
lington, Ontario, Canada; mar. Mary Westlake, in Darlington, 25 
May, 1861. In 1858 he went to lov.-a, but after two years he returned 
to Canada. In Jan., 1865, he again went to Iowa, and made his home 
in Lamont, where he d. 16 Jan., 1899. Farmer. 

Children. 

2609. i. Emma Jane, b. 23 April, 1862; mar. James Eckert, 12 Oct., 1884. 
Children: i. Hugh Wellington, b. 3 Dec, 1885, in Lamont, Iowa. 
2. Duard Ellsworth, b. 30 Jan., 1887, in Lamont, Iowa. 3. Trean 
Evaliena, b. 22 June, 1888, in Lamont, Iowa. 4. Cecil Comfort, b. 
28 April, 1892, in Strawberry Point, Iowa. 5. Margie Vera Violet, 
b. 5 July, 1898, in Spencer, Iowa. 



368 THE COLTON FAMILY. 

2610. ii. Abert, b. 9 Sept., 1867; d. in Helena, Mon., i Dec, 1887. 

261 1. iii. Milton, b. 16 Dec, 1869, in Lamont, Iowa. 

2612. iv. Byron, b. 18 Dec, 1871, in Lamont, Iowa. 

2613. V. LoRiN, b. 17 July, 1875, in Lamont, Iowa. 

2614. vi. Bertha Blanch, b. 21 Dec, 1881, in Lamont, Iowa. 

1723. ALFRED JOHNSON" {John'>^' and Phcbe {Morcy), 
Johri*^* John,^^^ Lieut. John,''^ John," George^), b. 15 Sept., 1825, 
in South Hadley, Mass.; mar. Jane A. Roby, 20 March, 1853. He 
was a cabinet maker by trade and an excellent workman, possessing 
unusual mechanical ability and skill. Later in life he settled upon a 
farm in Irasburg, Vt., where he d. 25 July, 1885. 

Children, excepting No. i, all h. in Jrasburg, Vt. 

2615. i. Emma Isabel, b. i Sept., 1S54. in Norwood, Mass.; d. in Irasburg, 

Vt., 31 Dec, 1855. 

2616. ii. Emma Jane, b. 10 Aug., 1856. 

2617. iii. Phede Olive, b. 24 Oct., 1858. Stenographer and type writer. 
2618. iv. Frederick Loken, b. 23 Feb., 1861 ; mar. Cora V. Allbee, 4 June, 1890. 

2619. V. Clar.v Emvesta, b. 25 Feb., 1863. Teacher in Taunton, Mass. 

2620. vi. Carrie, b. 11 Nov., 1864. Teacher in the George Putnam School in 

Boston Highlands. 

17*^4. EBENEZER POMEROY^ {John^"^ and Phcbe {Morey), 
John,^""* John,^^^ Lieut. John,''^ John,"" George^), b. 11 Feb., 1828, in 
West Fairlee, Vt. ; mar. Almira A. Bailey, 2 March, 1854. He d. in 
Irasburg, Vt., 10 Sept., 1895. He was a man of strong personality 
and most useful in his community, holding at different times important 
town and state pul)lic offices. He represented Irasburg in the State 
Legislature in 1859, 1860, and 1876; was Senator from Orleans Co., 
1870, 1871, 1872, and 1873, and was elected Lieut. -Governor of the 
State of Vermont, Sept., 1878, receiving 32,592 of a total of 53,161 
votes cast. Farmer; resided in Irasburg, Vt. 

Children. 

2621. i. Mary Jane, b. 4 July, 1859; d. 7 April, 1861. 

2622. ii. Je.vnie Gertrude, b. 10 April, 1862; mar. George Phillips, 

1880, in Irasburg, Vt. 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 369 

2623. iii. Jessie Olive, b. 14 July, 1867; mar. Charles Brush, of Hopkinton, 

N. Y., 21 Oct., 1896. 

2624. iv. Eben Pomeroy, b. 13 July, 1875; d. 21 Oct., 1881. 

1735. JOHN DAVISON^ {John^°^ and Phebe {Morey), John,"^*' 
John,^^^ Lieut. Joh7i,''^ John,'' George^), b. 18 Dec, 1836, in West 
Fairlee, Vt. ; mar. Agnes A. Hill, 22 Oct., 1861. She was b. 19 May, 
1843; d. 1 May, 1909. Carpenter, builder and millwright. Irasburg, 
Vt. He d. 24 April, 1905. 

Children. 

2625. i. Ida Lucien, b. 25 Jan., 1863; d. 23 April, 1871. 

2626. ii. George, b. 29 April, 1865; d. 5 May, 1871. 

2627. iii. Julia Ann, b. 28 Dec, 1868; mar. W. H. Jordan, of Boston, Mass., 

8 Aug., 1889. 
2628. iv. John B., b. 31 July, 1874; mar. Mary E. Dodge, b. 13 April, 1876, 
Irasburg, Vt. Children: i. John Malcolm, b. 25 May, 1903. 2. 
Dorothy M., b. 24 May, 1908. 

2629. V. Edward Hill, b. 15 April, 1873; mar. Grace Frances Dodge, 15 June, 

1907. She was b. 1884. 

2630. vi. Aggie May, b. 12 Nov., 1878. 

1736. GEORGE W., M. D.^ (/^A«,»«- and Phebe {Morey), 
John,*^* John,^^^ Lieut. John,^^ John,'' George^), b. 12 April, 1843, 
in Irasburg, Vt. ; mar. Alma Isdora Wardner, 8 Feb., 1872, in North- 
field, Vt. Graduated from the N. Y. Homeopathic Medical College, 
1 March, 1868. Was a practicing physician in Woodstock, Vt., where 
he d. 11 July, 1881. No children. His widow mar., second, Capt. 
Gilbert Clarence Bates, 24 June, 1887. He served three years in the 
Union Army during the late war, enlisting 8 Aug., 1862, as a private 
in the 11th Vermont Vols., Co. F. Being a fine performer on the 
E-flat cornet he was appointed first principal musician, and soon became 
leader. The next year the regiment was changed to the artillery ser- 
vice, and became the 1st Vermont Artillery, and in that he formed the 
band and was the leader. This band was widely known as " Colton's 
Cornet Band." He held the rank of 2nd Lieutenant. Enthusiastic in 
his love of music and of the instrument of his choice, he organized a 
cornet band in each of the towns in which he successively lived, Barre, 

24 



370 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

Northfield, Iriisburg, and Woodstock. He was leader of the " Colton's 
Cornet Band," of Woodstock, at the time of his death. As a physician, 
his kind-hearted, generous sympathy inspired confidence and hope in 
his patients, and he will long be remembered by them and by his fellow 
practitioners as one whose place it will be difficult to fill. He was a 
Mason, member of Granite Lodge, No. 35, Barre, of Altaguechee 
Chapter, No. 21, of Woodstock, and of Windsor Council, K. T., No. 8, 
Windsor. 

1734. HORATIO' {William^^'' and Cynthia {Chapin), Asahel.*^'' 
Solomon,^^'' Lieut. John,^^ John;' George ^), b. 25 May, 1820, in Long- 
meadow, Mass. ; mar. Julia Orlinda Parsons, of Springfield, Mass., 30 
May, 1844. She was dau. of Seth and Naomi Parsons, was b. in West 
Springfield, Mass., 28 Feb., 1822, and d. there 2 Aug., 1896. He d. 
in Springfield, Mass., 25 May, 1885. He was a shoemaker by trade. 
He led a quiet, uneventful life, always actuated by high religious prin- 
ciple ; active in church work, and a life member of both Foreign and 
Home Missionary Societies. 

Children both b. in Chicopce, Mass. 

2631. i. Jri.iA LoriSA, b. 25 May, 1848; d. 29 March, 1885; did not marry. 

2632. ii. M.ARY Ei.iEN. b. 15 April, 1854; mar. John M. Foster, 23 Sept., 1890. 

No children. Resides in Northampton, Mass. 

1737. CALVIN HEN MAN" [Solomon /?.""' and Ann {Martin), 
AsahcL*^'' So/omon,'"" Lieut. John^" John,'' George'), h. 15 Dec, 
1823, in St. John, Quebec, Canada; mar. Louisa M. Watkins, in East 
Poultney, Vt., 15 (^ct., 1845. She d. 13 Aug., 1908. He settled in 
North Granville, N. V., and lived there 23 years, following his trade 
of harness making. In 1869 removed to Fair Haven, Vt., where he d. 
5 Feb., 1885. 

Children both b. in North Granville, N. Y. 

2633. i. Mary Eliza, b. 15 Aug., 1846; mar. German O. Smith, of North Gran- 

ville, N. Y., 14 Nov., 1864. He d. 23 Dec, 1867. She d. in New 

York City, 30 March, 1891. Child: Norman J., b. 10 Feb., 1867; 

mar. Adalaide Van Alstyne, i May, 1887. Child: Leo Tracy, b. 
18 Sept., 18S9. 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 37 j 

2634. ii. Flavia Watkins, b. 19 April, 1866; mar. Elmer Ellsworth Reynolds, 
in Fair Haven, Vt., 30 Oct., 1889. Child: Mary Colton, b. 3 April, 
189 1, in Fair Haven. 

1738. DAVID BALDWIN ' {Solomon ^.»«' and Anna {Martin), 
Asahrl,*'"'' Solomon,^^'' Lieut. JoJm,^^ John,^ George ^), b. 4 Oct., 1826; 
mar. Helen M. Adams, dau. of Joseph Adams, of Fair Haven, Vt., 16 
Aug., 1852. Settled in Fair Haven, and followed his trade of manu- 
facturing harness, trunks, valises, saddlery, etc. From 1857 he also 
kept a livery stable, and part of the time the " Adams House." From 
early boyhood he had been a lover of music, and through his own efforts 
and without an instructor he had gathered a good knowledge of the 
science. In 1850 he commenced holding sir.ging schools in the adjoin- 
ing towns. Later, about 1866 or 1867, he Si>ent a year in New York, 
studying with the best professors. He composed and published a num- 
ber of vocal pieces, and became a popular teacher of vocal music. Two 
years, 1869 and 1870, were spent in Iowa teaching and holding con- 
ventions. In 1870 he engaged in the marble business as a member of 
the firm of Adams & Sons, and in that connection traveled through most 
of the western and eastern states and Canada. He d. in Fair Haven, 
Vt., 10 Feb., 1879. 

Children. 

2635. i. William Wallace, b. 23 July, 1853 ; d. 23 March, 1854. 

2636. ii. Joseph Eli, b. 15 Feb., 1858, in Fair Haven, Vt. ; mar. Alice Viola 

Thomas, in Fort Ann. N. Y.. 26 May, 1880. She was b. 16 Jan., 
1862, in Fort Ann, and d. 7 April, 1890, in West Rutland, Vt. 
He mar., second, Susan Asenath Humphrey, 12 April, 1892; d. 16 
May, 1905. He mar., third, Carrie B. Hurlburt, 12 April, 1909. 

2637. "^- ^A^'^D BiGELOW, b. 23 April, 1861, in Fair Haven, Vt. ; mar. Stella 

Martha Beckley, of Mendon, St. Joseph Co., Mich., 4 June, 1894. 
Children: i. Vera Beckley, b. 21 July, 1898, in Pittsfield, Mass. 2. 
David Winthrop, b. 7 Oct., 1904, in Pittsfield, Mass. 

1743. JAMES BURT^ {Jonathan Burt^^^ and Mary {Phelps), 
Martin**^ Lieut. Festus,^^^ Capt. Simon,^* John,^ George ^), b. 2 Aug., 
1841, in Warehouse Point, Conn.; mar. Adelaide Prior, 15 Dec, 1863, 
in Warehouse Point. He d. 3 Aug., 1892, in Niantic, Conn. She d. 



372 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

22 March, 1895, in Jacksonville, Fla. Farmer; resided in Warehouse 
Point. 

Child. 

2638. Lillian Adelaide, b. 12 Oct.. 1867, in Warehouse Point; d. in East 
Windsor, Conn., 10 Sept., 1885. 

1746. GEORGE WASHINGTON' (//i>a/« «'» and Amanda 
{Way), Simon,*'-* George,-'''' Capt. Simon,"'' John,'' George^), b. 4 
July, 1829, in Auburn, Geauga Co., Ohio; mar. Susan Emily Weeks, 
of New York, 14 June, 1854. She lost her life by the burning of the 
steamer " Seawanaka," in Long Island Sound, — July, 1880. He was 
a commission merchant and agent for the American and Red Star Lines 
of Ocean Steamers. Since 1882 has been connected with the Standard 
Oil Co. Treasurer of trunk pipe lines and of natural gas interests. 
Resides in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Children. 

2639. '• tREDEKiCK Weeks, b. 25 Aug., 1856; mar. Alice May Saul, 21 May, 
1881. in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

2640. ii. Harriet A.mani)a, b. 15 May, 1858. 

2641. iii. Howard Irving, b. i Sept., 1862; mar. Maggie Steele, in Middletown, 

Penn., 2 April. 1888. No children. 

1747. WASHINGTON ERSKINE^ {Jose Merrick*^* and Aran- 
dine {Colton, see No. 1378), Simon,*'^" George,"^"" Capt. Simon,'* 
John,^ George^), b. 4 March, 1829, in Monson, Mass.; mar. Eliza F. 

Brickey, 4 July, 1854. She d. 1862. He mar., second, Susan 

E. English, 20 Nov., 1865. 

Children by first wife Eliza F. 

2642. i. Edwin M., b. — June, 1855; d. — Nov., 1857. 

2643. ii. Cora Idella, b. — March, 1858; d. — June, 1863. 

2644. iii. Xina. b. i860; d. i860. 

2645. iv. Beaumont, b. 1862; d. 1863. 

Children by second wife Susan C. 

2646. V. Mary P., b. 13 March, 1867. ; 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 373 

2647. vi. George Howard, b. 12 Jan., 1869. 

2648. vii. Clarence, b. 22 April, 1871. 

2649. viii. John W., b. — Oct., 1873. 

2650. ix. Jose Merrick, b. — Sept., 1876. 

2651. X. Willie, b. — June, 1878. 

1'748. EDWIN RUTHVEN ^ {Jose Merrick^^'' and Arondine 
{Colton), Simon *^^ George,^^'^ Capt. Simon,^^ Jo/in,^ George^), b. 7 
Aug., 1830, in Monson, Mass. ; mar. Maria L. Parker, dau. of Stod- 
dard and Ruth Parker, of Springfield, Mass., 23 Dec, 1857. She d. 
30 March, 1863. He mar., second, Annette Hyde, in Stafford, Conn., 
— Nov., 1864. 

Child by first wife Maria L. 

2652. Edward Parker, b. 22 Sept., 1859; d. 25 Oct., 1864. 

1769. ALBIN BRADFORD^ {Edward Turner ^""^ and Mary 
{Thome), Simon*^^ George,-^'^ Capt. Sivion,^^ John,^ George"^), b. 
10 March, 1859, in Athens, Mo. From 1868 to 1876, excepting fifteen 
months when with an uncle who was pastor of the First Congregational 
Church in Cleveland, Ohio, he lived in the family of Amos S. Fitch, 
on a farm twelve miles north of Galesburg, 111. In the fall of 1876 
he entered the State University of Illinois, Champagne, 111., supporting 
himself by manual labor and teaching. During the course he secured 
a fair knowledge of the machinist's trade, by which he was enabled, in 
1880, to enter a machine shop in Galesburg, 111., as a " lathe hand." 
Two years later he was Secretary of the company known as the G. D. 
Colton Co., Inc. In 1882 purchased an interest in the Frost Manu- 
facturing Co., of Galesburg, and for eight years was Treasurer of 
that company. For two and a half years was sales manager of the 
Racine Hardware Mfg. Co., of Racine, Wis. ; then for one and a half 
years with the M. C. Bullock Mfg. Co., of Chicago, 111.; one year 
with the Whitman and Barnes Mfg. Co., of Chicago; one year and 
three months with the Keystone Mfg. Co., of Sterling, 111., and in 1896 
went to Kansas City, Mo., as manager of the Great Western Mfg. Co., 
his present position. He is Vice-Chairman of the Transportation Com- 
mittee of the Commercial Club; First Vice-President of the Kansas 



374 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

City Implement, Vehicle and Hardware Club, and is actively interested 
in the Credit Mens Association; is a worker in the Y. M. C. A., and 
prominent in church and Sunday-school work. 

1774. JAMES KNOX" {Jonathan''^'' and Maria Elise {J'ernac), 
David*'"'' George^'''' Capt. Simon,^" John,^ George^), b. 20 May, 
1851, in Natchitoches, La.; mar. May Ann Ocon, 27 Nov., 1875. She 
was b. 14 April, 1857, in Natchitoches, La. Farmer; resides in Natch- 
itoches. 

Children all b. in Natchitoches. 

2653. i. John Knox, b. 23 Sept., 1876. 

2654. ii. Laure.nce Elmer, b. 5 Nov., 1878. 

2655. iii. Juan Alonzo, b. 12 April, 1S82. 
2056. iv. William Is.mail, b. i Aug., 1884. 
26.;7. V. An.nia Pear, b. 6 March, 1886. 

2658. vi. Mi.NNiE KsTEi IE, b. 27 July, 1888. 

2659. vii. Mary Odalie, b. 16 Nov., 1890. 

2660. viii. Jules Janin, b. i April, 1892. 

2661. ix. Thomas Earl, b. i? June, 1895. 

1776. HENRY ELMER ' {Jonathan "° and Mary Elise {J'ernac), 
Darid*-'' George,-'"' Capt. Simon,'''' John,'' George^), b. 16 July, 
1856. in Natchitoches, La.; mar. Sarah Iluiiley. in Natchitoches, La., 
22 Dec, 1886. 

ChUdren all h. in Natchitoches. 

2662. i. Gerald Ignatius, b. 2 Oct., 1887. 

2663. ii. LouisiA PiiiLLiPA, b. 8 March, 1889. 

2664. iii. FRANflois Alonza, b. 29 Jan., 1892. 

2665. iv. DoRius Lamar, b. 26 Oct., 1894. 

2666. V. Gladis Inez, b. 19 April, 1896. 

1781. JAMES FRANCIS' {James S."^^ and Mary Ann {Hay- 
ward), David.*'''' George,-"" Capt. Simon,"'' John,^ George^), b. 4 
Nov., 1850, in Monson, Mass.; mar. Harriet Elizabeth Hyde, of 
Ogdensburg, N. J. Resides in Elizabeth, N. J. 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 375 

Child. 

2667. Florence Hawvard. 

1796. JOHN BURT ^ {Chauticey Siin^^ and Emily H. {McLana- 
than), Justin/''^ Capt. Gad,^'>^ Capt. Simon,'''' John,'' George^), b. 11 
Aug., 1831, in Monson, Mass.; mar. Elizabeth McClure, in Chicago, 
111., 30 March, 1857. She was b. 16 Sept., 1835, in Philadelphia, 
Penn., and d. 19 Jan., 1861, in Galesburg, 111. He mar., second, 
Mary A. Thomas, in Galesburg, 1 Dec, 1868. She was b. 8 May, 
1849, in Homer, N. Y. 

Children by first wife, Elizabeth, both b. in Galesburg. 

2668. i. Chauncey M., b. 24 Feb., 1859; d. 24 Aug., 1864, in Galesburg. 

2669. ii. Elizabeth McClure, b. 15 Jan., 1861 ; d. 28 Jan., 1861, in Galesburg. 

Children by second wife, Mary A., all b. in Galesburg. 

2670. iii- John Burt, b. 26 April, 1871 ; mar. Marie Amelia Brunetti, in Chi- 

cago, 111., 14 June, 1893. 

2671. iv- Chauncey S., b. 23 Aug., 1872 ; mar. Mary A. Gordon, 24 Dec, 1893. 

She was b. 5 Sept., 1863, and d. 14 Jan., 1896, in Kansas City, Mo. 
He mar., second, Henrietta Barber, 23 Sept., 1897. 
2672. V. Edward Thomas, b. 3 Sept., 1885. 

1797. FRANCIS' {Chauncey Siin^^ and Emily H. {McLana- 
than), Justin,*''^ Capt. Gad,^'>^ Capt. Simon,'''' John,^ George^), b. 22 
May, 1834, in Monson, Maine; mar. Frances A. Garey, in Galesburg, 
111., 26 June, 1857. She was b. 5 May, 1837, in Mackinack, Mich., 
and d. in Paris, France, 21 March, 1869. He mar., second, Annie C. 
S. Snively, in Brooklyn, N. Y., 19 Jan., 1875. She was b. 23 Sept., 
1843, in Green Castle, Penn. He graduated at Knox College, 1855; 
for ten years was associated with his father and brother, John B., in the 
firm of C. S. Colton & Sons; was one of the incorporators and Vice- 
President of the First National Bank, of Galesburg, and, about same 
time, Collector of Internal Revenue. From 1866 to 1869 was United 
States Consul at Venice, Italy, and on his return home he was appointed 
General Passenger Agent of the Union Pacific Railway. In 1870 was 
General Foreign Agent of the Union and Central Pacific Railways, 



376 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

and originated the " Round the World " tickets in connection with 
which enterprise he circumnavigated the globe, and was an important 
factor in diverting the tea trade of the United States from the old Eng- 
lish channels to a direct communication with home markets through 
San Francisco and American Railways. In 1871 he was elected Presi- 
dent of the Farmers and Mechanics Bank of Galesburg, which position 
he held till 1883. In 1875 he was appointed by the Governor of Illinois 
United States Centennial Commissioner for the State. Resides in 
Washington, D. C. 

Children by first wife, Frances A., both b. in Galesburg. III. 

2673. i. Albion G., b. 15 Feb., 1859; d. 10 Aug., i860, in Galesburg. 
2674. ii- Geokge Radcliff, b. 10 April, 1865; mar. Jessie T. McLeod, 16 Oct., 
1889. Now, 1910, Governor of Porto Rico. Served in Philippine 
War. 

Children by second tvife, Annie C, all b. in Galesburg. 

2675. iii. Emily M.^rion, b. 24 June, 1879. 

2676. iv. Julia Carina, b. 14 March, 1881 ; d. 5 Sept., 1886, in Washington, 

D. C. 

2677. V. Annie Marguerite, b. 5 Sept., 1883. 

1799. DAVID DOUTY. General' {Isaac Watts''*'' and Abigail 
(Douiy), Justin,*'^^ Capt. Gad,-"^ Capt. Simon,"'' Jo/in,^ George''), 
b. 17 July, 1831. in Monson, Maine; mar. Ellen M. White, dau. of 
Dr. Chauncey and Maria S. (Bronson) White, of Galesburg, 111., 1 
March, 1854. She was b. 10 June, 1836. in Syracuse. N. Y. He d. in 
San Francisco. Cal., 9 Oct.. 1878. He was educated in Knox College, 
Galesburg, 111. With a classmate, H. G. Ferris, he went overland to 
California in the spring and summer of 1850 ; came east in 1854, mar- 
ried, and in a few days returned to California, which State was ever 
after his home. By profession he was a lawyer, having graduated from 
the law school at Albany, N. Y. He was a man of dashing courage, 
and several of his personal experiences as Sheriff of Siskiyou County, 
and subsequently, are of romantic interest. Later he was connected 
with several important business enterprises in California, prominent 
amongst them was the construction and management of the Central 



SEVENTH GENERATION. ZTJ 

Pacific Railroad. Through these he amassed a large fortune. He was 
also President of the Board of Trustees of the California Academy of 
Sciences, and a liberal contributor to its support and extension. 

Children. 

2678. i. Helen, b. 2 Dec, 1854, in Yreka, Cal. ; mar. Crittenden Thornton, in 

San Francisco. Cal., 29 1876. Child: Helen Colton, b. 12 

Sept., 1877. 

2679. ii. Carrie, b. 12 June, 1856, in Yreka, Cal. 

1804. GRANVILLE SHARPE ' {Gad Dudley »*2 and Almcda A. 
{Allen), Justin,"'-^ Capt. Gad,-"^ Capt. Siinon,^^ John,^ George''), b. 
5 July, 1848, in Galcsburg, 111.; mar. Martha Louise Benedict, 11 
Sept., 1873. She was b. 12 Dec, 1849, in Galesburg, 111., and d. 26 
Oct., 1884. He d. 11 April, 1882. He was for many years connected 
with the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy R. R. 

Children all b. in Galesburg. 

2680. i. Ella May, b. 15 July, 1874. 

2681. ii. Granville Sidney, b. 13 Oct., 1876; d. 7 Sept., 1895. 

2682. iii. Hannah Azubah, b. i March, 1880. 

1806. OCTAVIUS JONES ^ {Gad Dudley ^*^ and Susan Allen 
{Jones), Jiistin,*'^^ Capt. Gad,-^^ Capt. S>imon,^^ John,^ George'), b. 
20 Nov., 1855, in Galesburg, 111.; mar. Alice Lyon, dau. of Edward 
Alanson and Julia Helen (Blandino) Lyon, 8 July, 1879, in Augusta, 
Hancock Co., 111. Is President and General Manager of the G. D. 
Colton & Co. (Inc.), foundry and machine shop at Galesburg, and 
proprietor of the Burlington Route Foundry at Aurora, 111. 

Children. 

2683. i. Alice, b. 15 June, 1880, in Augusta, 111. 

2684. ii. Edward Albert, b. 20 May, 1883, in Blanchard, Page Co., Iowa. 

2685. iii. Helen Grace, b. 25 Jan., 1888, in Galesburg, 111. ; d. 28 July, 1888. 

2686. iv. Arthur, b. and d. 3 Aug., 1889, in Galesburg, 111. 

2687. V. Philip Julian, b. 11 Nov., 1894, in Galesburg, 111. 



378 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

1807. ARTHUR DUDLEY" {Gad Dudley''*- and Susan Allen 
(Jones), Justin,*''^ Capt. Gad,-"^ Capt. Simon,^^ Jo/m,^ George^), b. 

26 Aug., 1857, in Galesburg, 111.; mar. Alice Grant Hosmer, dau. of 
James R. and Julia B. (Hoyle) Hosmer, in Watertown, South Dakota, 
10 Oct., 1880. He entered the establishment of his father at the age 
of sixteen, and at twenty-one was the manager of the business of the 
G. D. Colton Co. In the spring of 1880, removed to Clark Co., So. 
Dakota, where he at once took a prominent part in public affairs. 
He was the first Sheriff of the county, and served two terms; after- 
wards was Treasurer of Watertown township, and has filled other im- 
portant positions. Now, 1899, connected with the Crane Company of 
Chicago, 111. 

Children all b. in Clark Co., So. Dakota. 

2688. i. May Elvira, b. 23 April, 1884. 

2689. ii. Nellie Blanch, b. 15 July, 1887. 

2690. iii. Guv Basil, b. 28 July, 1889. 

1813. ARTHUR LOOMIS ' (C/^aw/uvj "' and Ascnath [Web- 
ster), Stoddard, *'•"> Capt. Gad,'"'' Capt. Simon,''" Jolm,^ George^), b. 

27 Jan., 1849, in Warner, Herkimer Co., N. Y. ; mar. Jane Josephine 
Lafferty, 18 Oct., 1898, in Cleveland, Ohio. She is the youngest child 
of James and Ann Curry Lafferty, b. in Cleveland, 10 June, 1876. He 
is patentee and manufacturer of Colton's Portfolio File and Scrap 
Book, and of other patent labor-saving office devices. Resides in Cleve- 
land, Ohio. 

Child. 

2691. George Chauncev, b. 3 Aug., 1899, in Cleveland, O. 

1810. WILLIAM FRANCIS, Captain ' [Sabin Woohvorth »" and 
Susanna {Beaumont), Sabin *''^ Maj. Luther ^"^ Capt. Simon,"* John^ 
George'), b. 19 Oct., 1841, in Philadelphia, Penn. ; mar. Izora La 
Vega Van Horn, dau. of Walter J. and Sarah W. Van Horn, 24 Feb., 
1873. She was b. 2 Sept., 1847, in Covington, Ky., and d. 31 July, 
1899, in Salt Lake City, Utah. He enlisted 1862 in the 15th Penn. 
Cavalry ; served in the battles of Stone River, Chickamauga, and sev- 



SEVENTH GENERATION. 379 

€ral minor engagements and skirmishes ; was promoted to corporal, ser- 
geant-major, adjutant and captain successively and commanded Co. 
"A." of said regiment; mustered out 1865. Planted cotton in Miss- 
issippi in 1866; was on the Pacific R. R. survey to the Pacific, 1867-8; 
Secretary and Treasurer of the Louisiana and Missouri River R. R., 
1868-73; on confidential mission to Mexico for the Mexican National 
Ry., 1873-4; Tax Commissioner, Kansas Pacific Ry., 1874-79; in the 
lumber business in Oberiin, Kan., 1879-81; Cashier Rio Grande and 
Western Ry., in Salt Lake City, Utah, 1881 to 1908. Was member of 
the Legislature of Utah, 1892, and is a member of the Salt Lake City 
Board of Education, 1894 to date. Now, 1910, retired from active 
business. 

Children. 

2692. i. Clara Beaumont, b. 7 Nov., 1874, in St. Louis, Mo.; graduate of 

Bryn Mawr College; mar. 8 June, igoi, in Salt Lake City, Utah, 
Dr. Union Worthington, b. 19 March, 1862, in Danville, Ky., son 
of Charles Thomas Worthington and Theresa Gill, his wife. The 
Worthington family is a distinguished family of Maryland. Chil- 
dren: I. Hood, b. 12 Feb., 1903. 2. William Sabin, b. 3 Aug., 1906. 

2693. ii. Francis Block, b. 4 Sept., 1877, in Salina, Kan.; grad. University of 

Utah, Salt Lake City ; studied in Cornell University ; now, archi- 
tect, living in New York. 

1818. SABIN WOOLWORTH^ {Sabin Woolworth^'^'' and Su- 
sanna (Beaumont), Sabin*'^^ Maj. Luther ^^^ Capt. Simon,'^* John,^ 
George'^), b. 18 March, 1847, in Philadelphia, Penn. ; mar. Jessie 
Sellers, dau. of Coleman and Cornelia Sellers, of Philadelphia, Penn., 
13 May, 1880. Entered the banking house of E. W. Clark & Co., of 
Philadelphia, 1862 ; became a member of the firm in 1877 ; retired from 
active business in 1910. Mr. Colton is the owner of the old " Colton " 
homestead in Longmeadow, Mass., built some 180 years ago — about 
1733. 

Children. 

2694. i. Harold Sellers, b. 29 Aug., 1881. Graduate University of Penna. 

Degrees B. S., M. A. and Ph. D. Now, 191 1, assistant professor of 
zoology at his Alma Mater. 



380 THE COLTON FAMILY. 

2695. ii. Mildred, b. 20 July, 1883 ; mar. Robert Pegram Esty, of Amherst, 

Mass., 26 Oct., 1907. He was b. 5 Aug., 1876. Parents — William 
Cole Esty and Martha Gushing. 

2696. iii. Sabin Woolworth, b. 26 May, 1888; d. i Aug., 1890. 

2697. iv. Ralph Lester, b. 19 Sept., 1891. 

2698. V. Suzanne Beaumont, b. 10 May, 1895. 

1819. JOHN MILTON^ {Sabin lVoohi>orth'>'^^ and Susanna 
(Beaumont), Sabin *'^ Maj. Luther,'^''* Capt. Simon, ^* JohnJ' 
George'^), h. 25 Oct., 1849, in Philadelphia, Penn. ; mar. Mary Roberts,* 
dau. of George Heisler and Margaret Barclay (Stevenson) Roberts, of 
Philadelphia, Penn., 22 Jan., 1880. Member of the banking house of 
E. W. Clark & Co., Philadelphia, for 27 years. Retired January 1, 
1907. Mr. Colton owns the old Beaumont Bible (his mother's family), 
a black-letter Bible, of the 16th century. Elder in the Presbyterian 
church. Trustee General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in U. 
S. A. 

Children. 

2699. i. Milton Beaimo.nt, b. 27 Dec, 18S0, in Philadelphia, Penn.; mar. 5 

Nov., 1908, Mary Evelyn Triplett, at Richwood, W. Va. She was 
b. 19 July, 1892, daughter of Hedge Sinnett Triplett, of Virginia. 
Child: John Milton Colton, b. 15 Nov., 1909. 

2700. ii. Marcaret Bakci.av, b. 25 May. 1883. in Philadelphia, Penn. 

2701. iii. .Mary Ethel, b. 16 Jan., i88ft, in Jenkintown, Penn.; mar. 21 Oct., 

191 1, Elliot C. R. Laidlaw, of New York. 

♦The emigrant ancestor of M.iry Roberts, wife of John Milton Colton, was 
Thomas Roberts* (a Friend), who came from Wales in 1699 in the ship Canter- 
bury, with James Logan, at the invitation of William Penn, and settled in Phila- 
delphia. He was the eldest son of Thomas Roberts,' of Caernarvon, Wales, who 
was High Sheriff of Caernarvon, about 1699-1705. 

Thomas Roberts,- mar. Eleanor, dau. of Thomas Potts, 3 Jan., 1705. 

John Roberts, 3 mar. Anne Nanney, 28 March, 1750. 

Israel Roberts,* mar. Martha Rakestraw. 

Israel Roberts,^ mar. Mary Heisler, 10 Dec, 1811. 

George Heisler Roberts,^ b. 28 April, 1815; mar. .Margaret Barclay Stevenson, 
7 Oct., 1840. He d. I July, 1894. 

Mary Roberts.^ b. 20 July, 1852. 




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SEVENTH GENERATION. 381 

1821. HENRY MORRIS ' [Luther Woolworth 9«» and Abbey R. 
{Morris), Capt. Luther J''''' Maj. Luther/"''' Capt. Simon,''* John,^ 
George'^), b. 8 July, 1837; mar. Abby F. Gates, dau. of Henry Gates, 
of Chicopee, Mass., 1 June, 1861. 

Children. 

2702. i. Mary Emma, b. 9 Nov., 1861. 

2703. ii. Henry Luther, b. 31 Oct., 1865; d. 24 May, 1866. 

2704. iii. Frederick Henry Gates, b. 24 Dec, 1870; d. 13 Sept., 1877. 

2705. iv. Daisy Blanche, b. 2 Sept., 1872. 

2706. V. Jessie Grace, b. 25 March, 1874. 



lEtgljtlj (ii^ttrratinn 



1845. ALBERT G.« {Elias^^^ and Pcrsis {Lombard), Charles**'^ 
Charles,-''^ Timothy;''' George,''' Isaac,- George^), b. 13 May, 1836; 
mar. Susan A. Gates, of Grafton, Vt., 23 Nov., 1855. She d. 8 Feb., 
1898. Farmer, Athens, Vt. 

Child. 

2707. Charles E., b. 20 Nov., 1859, in Athens, \t. Carpenter and farmer. 
Athens, Vt. ; unmarried. 

1849. FRANCIS LEVI* {Levi''^^ and Rachel {Kent), Levi,*" 
Charles,-""^ Timothy^''' George,''^ Isaac,- George^), b. 10 Aug., 1841, 
in New York City ; mar. Rosenah Ives, in Meriden, Conn., — Aug., 
1860. She was dau. of Joseph G. Ives, Esq., of Middletown, Conn.; 
d. in New York City, — Nov., 1861. He mar., second, Helen Trevor 
Vanderwarken, in Buffalo, N. Y., 30 April, 1873. She was b. 25 
Oct., 1857, in Marietta, Ohio. Salesman with E. Clinton and Co., 
Philadelphia, Perm. 

Child by first wife Rosenah. 

2708. i- Chauncey Cornelius, b. 5 Nov., 1861, in New York City; mar. 
Eugenia Talmage, in New Haven, Conn., 30 Nov., 1887. 

Children by second wife Helen T. 

2709. ii. Emh.v Gertrude, b. 24 Oct., 1876, in Buffalo, N. Y. 

2710. iii. Marjorie Helen, b. 17 Feb., 1878, in Baltimore, Md. 

271 1. iv. Frank Vanderwarken, b. 26 May, 1882, in Baltimore, Md. 

2712. V. Alice Frances, b. 21 Jan., 1886, in Baltimore, Md. 

2713. vi. Matthew Cheney, b. 10 Feb., 1887, in Camden, N. J. 

2714. vii. Beatrice Trevor, b. 21 July, 1893, '" Calvert Co., Md. 

382 



EIGHTH GENERATION. ^^^ 

1853. CHAUNCEY ALPHONSO « (Z^t-/ ««- and Rachel {Kent), 
Levi,'^' Charles,'"''^ Timothy,'''^ George,'^ Isaac,- George'), b. 22 Feb., 
1844, in Worcester, Mass.; mar. Margaret Kating, in New Haven, 
Conn. 

Children a/l h. in New Haven, Conn. 

2715. i. Charles Chauncey, b. 22 Jan., 1881. 

2716. ii. George Henry, b. 23 July, 1883. 

2717. iii. Frederick Frank, b. 9 Feb., 1886. 

2718. iv. Edna Rachel, b. 26 Aug., 1890. 

1857. NATHANIEL WARE « {Chauncey ^^^ and Lavinia Hazen 
{Ware), LeviJ"^' Charles, ^""^ Timothy T" George,'^ Isaac ^ George"^), 
b. 3 Nov., 1836, in West Springfield, Mass.; mar. Hannah Elizabeth 
Aylward, in San Francisco, Cal., 22 Feb., 1879. 

Child. 

2719. Chauncey Fay, b. 27 March, 1883, in San Francisco, Cal.; d. 25 June, 

1883. 

1859. FRANK HERBERT « {Chauncey'^^^ and Lavinia Hazen 
{Ware), Levi,^^' Charles,-''^ Timothy, ^^ George,'^ Isaac,"" George'), 
b. 30 Jan., 1851, in Oakham, Mass.; mar. Margaret Adams, of New 
London, Conn., 14 May, 1871, in Boston, Mass. 

Children all b. in Boston, Mass. 

2720. i. Robert Chauncey, b. 27 Feb., 1872. 

2721. ii. Ida Bella, b. 16 Feb., 1874. 

2722. iii. Alvenia Adams, b. i Dec, 1876. 

1861. ALBERT F.« {Francis ^^'^ and Nancy {Hill), Levi,'"''-' 
Charles,-''^ Timothy,^^ George,'^ Isaac,- George'), b. 15 April, 1836, 
in Marlboro, Conn. ; mar. Nora Phelps, of South Glastenbury, Conn., 
23 March, 1871. He d. in Hartford, Conn., 2 July, 1887. Farmer; 
resides in South Glastenbury, Conn. 



384 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

Children. 

2723. i. Flora Estella, b. 11 Dec, 1872; mar. William Dougan, 20 April, 

1892, in South Manchester, Conn. He was b. 15 June, 1869, in 
South Manchester. Children: I. Annie Belle, b. 16 Jan., 1893. 2. 
Elsie Mildred, b. 29 April, 1896. 3. Maud Estelle, b. 18 Oct., 1897. 

2724. ii. Arthur W., b. 9 Feb., 1875. 

1866. CHARLES S.* (/'ranm »" and Nancy {Hill), Levi*^' 
Charlcs,^'>^ Timothy,''^ George,''^ Isaac,- George^), b. 19 Aug., 1850, 
in Glastenbury, Conn.; mar. Delia A. Prior, 13 April, 1874. She was 
b. 7 Jan., 1853, in East Windsor, Conn. Farmer; resides in Buckland, 
Conn. 

Children. 

2725. i. Frederick M., b. 29 July, 1875; mar. . Children: i. Hazel 

Frances, b. 24 April, 1906. 2. Earl Milton, b. 7 Sejjt., 1908; d. 26 
July, 1909. Machinist, Buckland, Conn. 

2726. ii. Ci.AREN'CE E., b. I Feb., 1877. Spinner. Buckland, Conn. 

2727. iii. Wii.i.iAM H., b. 19 Aug., 1879; d. 13 Aug., 1889. 

2728. iv. Charles C, b. 21 May, 1885, in East Hartford, Conn. 

2729. V. Nellie A., b. 20 Aug.. 1893. 

1878. STEPHEN « {So/omon*^' and Eliza (Filly), Solomon,*''^ 
C/iarles,^°^ Titnothy,''^ Georgr,'^ Isaac,'' George'), b. 7 Sept., 1832, in 
Kent, O. ; mar. Emcrett L. Haymaker, 20 April, 1854, in Charlestown, 
Portage Co., Ohio. She was b. there 2 April, 1823, and d. in same 26 
Dec, 1858. He mar., second. Hannah Hiff, 20 Sept., 1859, in Free- 
dom, Portage Co., Ohio. She was b. 9 Oct., 1843, in Portage Co. He 
d. 8 Feb., 1888, in Springfield, Mass. 

Children. 

2730. i. KiTTiE (Calista) Elizabeth, b. 16 July, i860, in Charlestown, O. ; 

mar. Nelson C. Brooks, in Elmira, N. Y., 17 Dec, 1879. He was 
b. 19 Dec, 1859. in Newfield, N. Y. They live in Elmira, N. Y. 
Children all b. in Elmira: I. Maude Matilda, b. 21 Jan., 18S1. 2. 
Harry Caleb, b. 25 Jan., 1884. 3. Cass, b. 17 Oct., 1885. 4. Floyd 
Stephen, b. 30 March, 1888. 5. Kittie Belle, b. 22 Sept., 1889. 6. 
Frank Warren, b. 20 Sept., 1895. 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 385 

2731. ii. William Sherman, b. 15 May, 1865, in Charlestovvn, O. He left 

home at the age of fifteen, went to Mich., and was soon lost sight 
of, and not again heard from by his family. 

2732. iii. Albert Eugene, b. 16 April, 1866, in Charlestown, O. ; unmarried. 

2733. iv. Arthur Wilber, b. 16 June, 1870, in Elmira, N. Y. ; mar. Bertha 

Grant, in Bath, N. Y., 14 Sept., 1892. 

2734. V. Charles Maurice, b. 6 Dec, 1872, in Elmira, N. Y. ; mar. Rose 

Mathews, in Horseheads, N. Y., 19 June, 1895. 

1880. MILO FILLY » {Solomon ^^* and Eliza (Filly), Solomon,^""- 
Charlcs,^''^ Timothy, ^'^ George,''^ Isaac,'' George^), b. 30 March, 1844, 
in Charlestown, Ohio; mar. Ann Jennett Bishop, 2 Feb., 1873. She 
was b. 11 Dec, 1846, in Freedom, Ohio. Wagon maker; resides in 
Charlestown, Ohio. 

Child. 

2735. Leonard Dorsie, b. 12 Feb., 1874, in Charlestown, O. 

1883. CHARLES HENRY « {Almon 5.^^" and Betsey (Elson), 
Chauncey,'^^^ Charles^^^ Timothy^^ George^^ Isaac,'' George^), b. 10 
Sept., 1837, in Stafford, Conn. ; mar. Minerva A. Plympton, 29 March, 
1860. She was b. 4 March, 1841, in Staffordville, Conn., and d. — 
Sept., 1865. He d. in a R. R. accident in Stafford, 22 Sept., 1869. 

Child. 

2736. Delia A., b. 26 Feb., 1861 ; d. 26 Jan., 1862. 

1886. ALONZO« {Alonzo^"^^ and Laura {McCoy), Rev. Abis- 
hai,^°* George,'''^'' George,^^ George,^^ Isaac,^ George'^), b. 24 May, 
1827, in Salem, Washington Co., N. Y. ; mar. Emma Davis, 5 Nov., 
1856, in the Meadows, Washington Co., Idaho. She was b. in Sussex, 
England, 31 Dec, 1834. He mar., second, Nettie Lowry, 6 Dec, 
1869. She was b. in Marion Co., Ala., 10 Jan., 1848. Resides in 
Minersville, Utah. 

Children by first tvife Emma. 

2737. i. Laura, b. 24 Dec, 1858, in American Fork, Utah ; mar. Joseph May 

Smith, 5 Sept., 1875. He was a soldier in the Civil War ; enlisted 
35 



3S6 THE COLT OS FAMILY. 

8 March. 1S6+, Co. G.. 72d Regt.. Ohio Vol. Inf.; discharged 11 
Sept.. 1S65. She mar., second. William Bowles, of Canada, 20 
Dec.. 18S1, in Minersville, Utah. He lost his life by an accident 
in the Carbonate Mine, Frisco, Utah. She mar., third. Peter 
Kimpble. of Penn., 12 Aug.. 1S83, in Miners\-ille. Utah, and, 
fourth, William McCoy. 3 July, 1S03, in Prescott, Ariz. Lives in 
Morenci. Arizonx Children by first marriage: 1. Eva Dolores, b. 
II May, 1S76, in Minersville, Utah; by third marriage: 2. George, 
b. 5 Oct., 18S7, in San Diego, Cal. 3. Elizabeth, b. 30 March. 1SS5, 
in Frisco, Utah; by fourth marriage: 4. Nora. b. 13 June, 1S94, in 
Curtis, Ariz. 

2738. ii. Emma Helena, b. 20 Jan., 1862, in American Fork, Utah; mar. 

William Jacob Davis. 20 Jan.. 1881, in Frisco. Utah. He was 
b. 20 Feb., 185S, in Penn. Children: \. William Henrj-, b. 7 Jan., 
1882, in Minersville. Utah. 2. John Morgan, b. 12 .Aug., 1883; d. 
— Aug.. 1883. 3. Leon. b. 27 March. 1885. 4- Owen, b. 16 Dec., 
18S7. 5. Clementine, b. iq Oct.. 1SS9; d. 8 Oct.. 1808. 6. Emma 
Elizabeth, b. 17 July, 1891. 7. Flossie, b. 22 .May, 1892; d. 16 
Dec., 1893. 8. Laura, b. 3 Feb., 18^ 9. James Victor, b. 7 May, 
1896. 10. Emery, b. 8 May. 1808. 

2739. iii. .\loxzo WiLij.AM. b. 8 June. 1866, in .American Fork, Utah; d. — 

June. 1 866. 

2740. iv. EuzABETH May, b. 20 May, 1868, in Minersville, Utah. 

2741. ^- Riris Sidney, b. 26 July, 1871, in Minersville. Utah; mar. Mary F. 
Thornton, in Richfield, Utah, 20 March, 1899. 

Children by second Tviff Xcttic. 

2-:^. vi. Antkyna -Anthony Abishai. b. 12 Sept., 1870. near Beaver City, 
Utah; d. 26 Aug.. 1871. 

2743. viL Andrew J.^ckson. b. 19 March, 1872, in Minersrille, Utah; d. 19 

June, 1885. 

2744. viiL CiciUA Childress, b. 24 .April, 1874, in Minersville; mar. .Albert 

Joseph Louis, in Beaver City. Utah. 12 Nov.. 1888. Children all 
b. in MinersviUe: I. .Andrew Daniel, b. 2 Sept., 18S0: d. 31 -Aug., 
1896. 2. .Albert Leo, b. 18 Aug., 1892. 3. Nettie Margerite, b. 8 
Oct, 1897. 4. Francis Allen, b. 21 Dec., 1899. 
2743. ix. M.ary Roseaxnw, b. 27 June, 1876, in Minersville, Utah; mar. Walter 
Thaddeus Dalton, 18 July, 1894, in Minersrille. Children both b. 
in Minerrz-ille: I. Allyne, b. 8 July, 1895. 2. George .AnthjTia, b. 
16 Oct., 1897. 

1SS9. WILLIAM MORTIMER' (Calvin S'uan^'^^* and Harriet 
(Hoick), Rn. Abishai}''* George,-^' George}* George}* Isaac} 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 387 

George^), b. 18 May, 1832, in Sandgate, Vt. ; mar. Nettie Evans, 26 
Feb., 1863. Farmer, Momit Vernon, Iowa. 

Children all b. in Waverly, I ana. 

2746. i- Gr.\nt K., b. 15 March, 1864; mar. Katharine McCanley, in Seattle, 
Wash., 27 Dec, 1894- 

2747. ii. H.A^TTiE Ann, b. 21 April, 1865. 

2748. iii. J.\irES Ev.\xs, b. 8 Feb., 1868; mar. Katharine Chambers McCartney, 

23 March, 1898, in Mt Vernon, lowa. 

2749. iv. Ch.\rles, b. II Feb., 1871 ; grad. Cornell College. Mt. Vernon, Iowa, 

1895- 

2750. V. Leda Taxe, b. 21 April, 1873; gra<L Cornell College. Mt. Vernon, 

Iowa, 1897. 

2751. vi. Cora M.w, b. 9 May, 1876. 

2752. vii. Roy, b. 25 Tune, 1879. 

2753. viii. Mortimer, b. 7 May, 1881. 

1893. JOSIAH BURTON « {Calvin Sxian ^''^'' and Harriet 
{Hatch), Rev. Abishai.^^ George,-'^' George^^ George,^^ Isaac* 
George'^), b. 2 May, 1843. in Sycamore. 111.; mar. Margaret Rosina 
Cook, 28 May, 1873. La Jtmta. Colorado. 

Children all b. in Sherman, Texas. 

2754- i. Bruce, b. 19 Sept, 1874. 

2755. ii. Jennie, b. 13 March, 1876. 

2756. ui. FoRDYCE, b. iS Xov., 1879. 

1899. GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS, Colonel « {Ruius i"^' and Caro- 
line {Robinson), Rev. Abishai,^^* George,'^' George^^ George?^ 
Isaac- George ^), b. 20 Oct., 1828, in Woodstock, Vt. ; mar. Catharine 
E. McQuame, of Sycamore, 111., in De Kalb Co.. 111., 26 Oct., 1853. 
She d. in Clarks-v-ille. Iowa. — April. 1857. He mar., second. Phebe 
Schooley Beeson. in Franklin Co.. Kansas. 21 March. 1858. He settled 
in Kansas. 4 July, 1857: was assistant secretary of the Territorial 
Council held in Le Compton. Nov. and Dec, 1857. and again at the 
session in Lawrence. 1858: Delegate to the Leavenworth Constitutional 
Convention, 1858; re-elected Assistant Secretary of the Council. 1859; 
Representative in the lower house of the Territorial Legislature, 1839, 



388 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

and Speaker in 1861; State Senator in 1864; appointed Indian Agent 
of the Confederate band of Piankoshaw, Kaskaskia, Wea and Peoria, 
and Miami Indians by President Lincoln in 1861, and re-appointed, 
March, 1865, holding that office eight years. In 1863 he was elected 
and commissioned Colonel of the 5th Regt., Cavalry, Kan. State Militia, 
and served during the raid of Gen. Price into Western Missouri in the 
fall of 1864, and with especial distinction and effect in the battle of 
Westport. In 1873 he purchased the " Republican Citizen," which he 
edited and published till 1879. He afterwards engaged in the hardware 
business in Kansas City, until, at the opening of Oklahoma, he re- 
ceived an appointment in the U. S. Land Office in Kingfisher. Later 
he returned to Kansas City, and reentered business there. He d. in 
Kansas City, Mo., 26 July, 1894. 

Chi id by first wife Catharine E. 

2757. i. Ai.u E Mai'd, b. 2 Oct., 1854, in De Kalb Co., 111.; mar. Hobert Daniels, 

in I'aola, Kan., 2 Aug., 1879. 

Children by second wife, Phebc S., all b. in Paolo, Kan. 

2758. ii. Phebe Beesox, b. 15 May, 1861. 

2759. iii. Gertri DE Robinson, b. 11 Aug., 1863; mar. Milton Perry George, 19 

May, 1886. Child: John M., b. 15 Feb., 1887. 

2760. iv. GusTAVUS A., b. 23 March, 1865 ; d. 25 July, 1866. 

2761. V. Rlbie Herbert, b. 22 June, 186S; mar. Laura C. Wilson, of Colerain, 

Penn., in Kansas City, Mo., 18 Aug., 1895. No children. 

1904. ARUNA CLARK « {Ruf us '"''■' and Caroline {Robinson), 
Rev. Abishai,^'^* George,-'^'' George,'^'^ George,^^ Isaac,- George^), b. 
1 Jan., 1841, in De Kalb, De Kalb Co, 111.; mar. Mary F. Cook, in 
Dundee, N. Y., 27 April, 1865. She was b. 1 Jan., 1839, in Dundee, 
Yates Co., N. Y., and d. in Sycamore, De Kalb Co., 111., 14 March, 
1875. He mar., second, Mrs. Cecile L. (Wyman) Harrington, in 
Sycamore, 111., 30 Aug., 1875. She was b. in Sycamore, 21 June, 1850. 
He d. 26 Sept., 1901, in Beatrice, Neb. 

Children by first wife, Mary, all b. in Sycamore, III. 

2762. i. Edith May, b. 13 May, 1868; mar. William W. Black, 5 April, 1893. 

He was b. — Sept., 1866, in Sycamore, 111. Child: Olive Frances, 
b. 26 Aug., 1S95. Blue Springs, Neb. 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 



389 



2763. ii. Mabel, b. 16 Dec, 1871 ; mar. Dr. Henry Slaymaker Smith, of Ne- 

gaunee, Mich., 31 May, 1899, in Beatrice, Neb. 

2764. iii. Mary Frances, b. 7 March, 1875. 

2765. iv. Winifred Rufus, b. 27 Dec, 1879. 

1905. HIRAM 8 {Hiram ^''-^ and Sarah {Church), Julius,^'"' 
George,''^' George,^^ George,-"^ Isaac,- George^), b. 6 Feb., 1830; 
mar. Mary L. Kelly, dau. of Thomas and Alice Kelly, of Burlington, 
Vt., 20 Oct., 1857. He d. 15 Dec, 1869. 

Children all b. in Roxbury, Mass. 

2766. i. Hiram Watts, b. 11 Sept., 1859; mar. Nellie Lee Stokes, in Roxbury, 
Mass., 27 June, 1882. She d. 14 Feb., 1899. 

2767. ii. S. Adeline, b. 18 Aug., 1863. 

2768. iii. Edith Ardelle, b. 4 Nov., 1866. 

2769. iv. Charles Luther, b. 21 Aug., 1869. 

190T. ALPHEUS SPENCERS {Nathan T. Salter ^^"^^ and La- 
vinia {Parker), Alpheus,^'^ George,''^' George,''^ George,-"^ Isaac,^ 
George^), b. 18 May, 1818, in Longmeadow, Mass.; mar. Emeline 
Calkins, in Gaines, N. Y., 24 Feb., 1847. She d. 13 Dec, 1894. 
Farmer, Gaines, N. Y. 

Children. 

2770. i. Anna Eliza, b. 28 March, 1848, in Brighton, Monroe Co., N. Y. 

2771. ii. Lois Emma, b. 17 Jan., 1854, in Gaines, N. Y. ; d. 4 Jan., 1858. 

2772. iii. Laura Stevens, b. 29 May, 1856, in Gaines, N. Y. 

1909. JAMES DANIEL « {James^^^^ and Loice {Calkins), Al- 
pheus,'"'^ George,^^' George ^^ George, ^^ Isaac,-" George^), b. in Long- 
meadow, Mass., 10 Dec, 1825; mar. Kate A. Dixon, 26 Oct., 1845, in 
Newbury, N. Y. Was for many years a gold smelter and refiner in 
Newark, N. J. Now, 1898, resides in Irvington, N. J. 

Children. 

2773. i. Sarah L., b. 16 Dec, 1846, in Newburgh, N. Y. ; d. 6 July, 1847, in 

New York City. 



390 



THE COLT ON FAMILY. 



2774. 

2775- 
2776. 
2777- 



2781. 
2783. 



11. 



Ill, 



IV. 



2778. 


vi. 


2779- 


vii. 


2780. 


viii 



Lois L., b. 23 Julj-, 1849, in New York City; d. 15 July, 1871, in 
Newark, N. J. 

George VV., b. 6 Jan., 1851, in New York City; d. 22 Oct., 1856, in 
Newark, N. J. 

Catharine A., b. 13 April, 1855, in Newark, N. J. ; d. 24 Sept., 1856, 
in Newark. 

Ida May, b. 5 Sept., 1S56, in Newark ; mar. Andrew J. Hopper, of 
Dover, N. J., 30 Jan., 1878. Children: i. Edna May, b. 21 Nov., 
1878, in Newark. 2. Lottie Elberta, b. i Jan., 1881, in Newark. 
3. Lloyd Andrew, b. 28 July, 1888, in Irvington, N. J. 

Edith A., b. 21 Jan., 1859, in Newark; d. 18 Jan., i860, in Newark. 

Ja.mes L., b. 21 Nov., i860, in Newark; d. 16 May, 1861, in Newark. 

Lottie Avis, b. 9 Jan., 1863, in Newark ; mar. Thomas Henry Jones, 
24 Nov., 1881. He was b. il Nov., 1S60, in Harrison, N. J. He 
is in the real estate and insurance business in Newark. Resides 
in Irvington, N. J. Children: i. Vera Gruella, b. 25 Aug., 1882, 
in Newark. 2. Colton David, b. 11 Jan., i888, in Irvington. 3. 
Lois Audrey, b. 25 Jan., 1896, in Irvington. 

William Sherman, b. 14 March, 1865, in Newark; mar. Mary Eliza- 
beth Parker, 8 July, 1891. She was b. 10 Oct., 1867, in Elizabeth, 
N. J. 

Bertha Joseph, b. 10 May, 1867. in Newark; mar. Thomas Sellick, 
7 Nov., 1889. He was b. 26 Oct., 1867, in UlTenlmn, Devonshire, 
England. He is with the Celluloid Mfg. Co., Newark, N. J. 
Children b. in A\nvark: I. Catharine Elva, b. 25 June, 1891. 2. 
Mildred I'.eryl, b. 15 March, 1897. 



1917. GEORGE* {Col. Gcorge^"*^ ami Lucrctia L. [Hoyt), De- 
mas,'''^' George,-^' Gcorge,^'^ Georgc,^^ Isaac ^^ George"^), h. 7 Nov., 
1818, in Springfield, Mass.; mar. Mary Elizabeth Lombard, 19 Nov.. 
1846, in Boston, Mass. She was b. 15 April, 1824, and d. 5 Sept., 
1862, in Boston, Mass. He established himself in Boston as a drug- 
gist, and for fifty-six years conducted that business with the most pains- 
taking fidelity. He was a high-minded, conscientious Christian man, 
bringing his profession down to the simplest matters of life, and during 
his whole business career he made it a rule not to sell anything in his 
store on Sunday other than drugs and prescriptions. 



Children all h. in Boston, Mass. 
2783. i. Mary Georgiana, b. 8 March, 1847. 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 391 

2784. ii. Emma Howard, b. 15 Jan., 1848; mar. Augustine Washington Es- 

leeck, 30 Jan., 1871, in Holyoke, Mass. Children: i. Kittie Howard, 
b. 4 Feb., 1873 ; d. 24 June, 1873. 2. Mary Lombard, b. 8 April, 

1878. 3. Ruth Trask, b. 16 Jan., 1881. 

2785. iii. Clara Amelia, b. 10 Sept., 1853. 

2786. iv. Frank Walter, b. 19 March, 1855 ; mar. Estelle E. Garvin, 29 May, 

1879. She was b. 12 Sept., 1857. He d. 13 Oct., 1891, in Boston, 
Mass. , 

1918. JOHN« {Col. George^''^^ and Lucretia L. {Hoyt), De- 
mas,''^' George,^^'' George,^^ George,^^ Isaac ^ George'^), b. 27 Nov., 
1820; mar. Judith Snow Kimball, 31 July, 1842, in Portland, Maine. 
She was b. in Philadelphia, Penn. He d. 21 Feb., 1875, in Holyoke, 
Mass. Was for many years a leading stock broker in Philadelphia, 
Penn. 

Children all b. in Philadelphia, Penn. 

2787. i. Ellen Hoyt, b. 3 Dec, 1844; d. 18 Dec, 1855. 

2788. ii. Clara Lucretia, b. 27 Feb., 1847. 

2789. iii- John Wilson, b. 25 Jan., 1849; mar. Alice M. Taylor, 2 April, 1879. 
2790. iv. Fannie Kimball, b. 27 May, 1851; mar. George C. Gott, 2 Dec, 

1877, in Somerville, Mass. Child: George Carl, b. 19 May, 1879; d. 

by drowning at Weirs, N. H., 10 Aug., 1894. 
2791. V. William, b. 29 June, 1853; mar. Mary L. Sanderson, 7 April, 1880, 

in Somerville, Mass. 

1925. EDWARD SWIFT « {Col. George^""^^ and Lucretia L. 
(Hoyt), Demas,^"' George/^' George,''^ George,''^ Isaac J" George^), 
b. in Springfield, Mass., 11 July, 1835; mar. Maria E. Wentworth, 16 
June, 1869, in Boston, Mass. He learned the jeweler's trade with his 
uncle, Demas Colton (No. 1043), in Newark, N. J., and followed it 
until the early days of the war, when he enlisted in the Medical Dept. 
of the U. S. army, and was sent to Washington, D. C, where he was 
appointed Superintendent in the Capitol Hospital. In 1862 he enlisted 
in the 3rd Regt., Heavy Artillery, Co. A., as 1st Sergeant; was pro- 
moted 7 Sept., 1863, to 2nd Lieut., 2nd Regt., Heavy Artillery, Co. C. ; 
10 Sept., 1864, to 1st Lieut., Co. B., 4th Regt., Heavy Artillery; dis- 
charged 17 June, 1865. Now, 1900, with the Helman, Taylor Co., of 
Cleveland, Ohio. 



392 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

Children. 

2792. i. Edward S., b. S May, 1870. He is a teacher of penmanship and book- 

keeping in schools of North Easton, Mass. 

2793. ii. Mabel Florenxe, b. 17 Dec, 1873; d. 19 July, 1877. 

2794. iii. Marie Louise, b. 17 Nov., 1875. 

1937. DANIEL JOHNSON » {Demas^'"^ and Harriet A. (John- 
son), Demas/'^'' George,^" George,^^ George,^^ Isaac? George^), b. 
18 Sept., 1826; mar. Jane Van Winkle, 20 Jan., 1852. In company 
with his brothers continued the manufacture of fine jewelry established 
by his father for some years. After which he engaged in real estate and 
kindred interests in Newark N. J. 

Children all b. in Newark, N. J. 

2795. i. Annie Haring, b. 7 Sept., 1852; mar. Frederic A. Ailing, in Newark, 

N. J., 26 Oct., 1876. He d. in Newark, 6 April, 1884. Children: 
I. Clara C, b. 12 March, 1882. 2. Frederic A., b. 8 June, 1884. 

2796. ii. Harriet Johnson, b. 8 Oct., 1853. 

2797. iii. Frank Bliss, b. i April, 1855; grad. from Princeton College, June, 

1873, and from Columbia College Law School, May, 1876; mar. 
Helen Douglass Orton, dau. of James D. Orton, in Newark, N. J., 
5 April, 1891. 

2798. iv. Clara Vance, b. 9 Sept., 1856. 

2799. V. Allen Starr, b. 5 Dec, 1857; d. 11 June, 1874, in Princeton, N. J., 

while pursuing his studies in Princeton College. 

1928. CHESTER WOOLWORTH « [Dcmas'''^*^ and Harriet A. 
(Johnson), Demas,^'" George,'^' George,^"" George,^"" Isaac,"" George ^), 
b. 6 June, 1830, in Newark, N. J.; mar. Caroline Stoutenburg West, 
in Newark, 7 Nov., 1860. During the years 1846 to 1849 he was a 
clerk in the State Bank in Newark. From 1850 he was first with his 
father ; and, later, with his brother he continued the manufacture of 

fine, standard jewelry established by his father, till the year , 

when he retired from active business. He d. 25 Aug., 1900, in Newark, 
N. J. She d. 13 Feb., 1906. 

Children all h. in Newark . 

2800. i. Caroline West, b. i Jan., 1862. 

2801. ii. Mary Bliss, b. i Sept., 1863; d. 9 March, 1864. 




GEORGE WOOLWORTH COLTON 

i827-i90i 
Whose compilation of this Genealogy extending over many years, was a labor of lore 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 393 

2802. iii. Mary Bliss, b. 11 Jan., 1865; d. 12 March, 1867. 

2803. iv. Chester Lee, b. 10 April, 1870; mar. Frances Emilie Eabrey, 29 April, 

1907. 

1933. GEORGE WOOLWORTH « {Joseph Hutchins ^<"'* and Or- 
rilla Clarissa (Burfiham), Demas,^^'' George, ^'^'^ George, ^^ George ^^ 
Isaac ^ George'^), b. 22 Sept., 1827, in Lenox, Berkshire Co., Mass.; 
d, 15 Feb., 1901.; mar. Sarah Elizabeth Hobart, in New York City, 
22 Jan., 1851. She was dau. of Benjamin King and Charlotte (Whit- 
ney) Hobart, b. 20 Dec, 1827, in New York, and d. in Orange, N. J., 
25 March, 1865. He mar., second, Agnes Isabella Smith, dau. of Ben- 
jamin George and Eleanor (Weir) Smith, in Brooklyn, N. Y., 2 Sept., 
1867. She was b. in Cincinnati, Ohio, 26 April, 1841 ; d. 4 Oct., 
1905. Was author of Colton's Atlasses, and of many standard maps and 
other geographical publications. Commencing as a lad, without in- 
struction, and by force of circumstances, he made his own schemes and 
processes of work and grew with the developments of his chosen pro- 
fession to a high rank amongst geographical delineators. The " Col- 
ton maps " were long recognized as standards of excellence in informa- 
tion, as well as in execution. He also made a special study of cer- 
tain Biblical problems, especially of the Jewish Tabernacle and its fur- 
niture, about which he published an illustrated treatise which has 
been recognized by scholars as throwing much needed light upon these 
important religious symbols. For twenty-five years he devoted much 
time and thought to the collection and management of the materials 
embraced in this Colton Genealogy. Secretary and manager of the Am. 
Swedenborg Printing and Publishing Society, and of the New Church 
Board of Publication of New York. 

Children by first wife, Sarah, all b. in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

2804. i. Mary Hobart, b. 12 Sept., 1852 ; d. 2 Jan., 1854. 

2805. ii. Fannie Louise, b. 21 Aug., 1858; d. 27 Sept., 1859. 

2806. iii. Jenny Hobart, b. 29 Oct., i860 ; d. in Orange, N. J., 25 Dec, 1872. 

2807. iv. Bertha, by adoption, b. 22 Nov., 1872. 

Child by second ivife Agnes I. 

2808. V. Gordon Weir, b. 31 May, 1877. 



394 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

1935. CHARLES BURNHAM » {Joseph Hutclwis^''^^ and Or- 
rilla C. (Burn/iam) , Detnas/^'' George/^' George, ^'^ George ^^ Isaac, ^ 
George'^), b. 13 April, 1832, in New York City; mar. Lucretia Sabray 
Buck, in Philadelphia, Penn., 20 Jan., 1855. She d. at Lake George, 
N. Y., 19 Aug., 1872. He mar., second, Frances E. Chase, of Brook- 
lyn, N. Y., 24 June, 1875. Has from boyhood been engaged in the 
manufacture and publication of maps and other standard geographical 
works of world-wide reputation, first with his father and later with 
his brother, George W., under the firm name of G. W. & C. B. Colton 
& Co. Resides in Brooklyn. 

Children. 

2809. i. Llcretia Buck, b. and d. 12 May, 185b, in Brooklyn. 
2810. ii- Charles Louis, b. 17 Oct., 1859, in Brooklyn; mar. Nellie Low Chase, 
in Leonia, N. J., i Oct., 1884. 

281 1. iii. Alice Maky, b. 5 Nov., 1865, in Orange, N. J.; mar. August Rein- 

hold Ohman, 5 Jan., 1897, in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

1940. LESTER HENRY « {Lester »"•'« and Aurelia {Holmes), De- 
mos,'''''' George,^'-' George,'''' George,'"" Isaac,' George'), b. 12 Jan., 
1834, in Hartford, Conn.; mar. Hattie E. Rogers, in Bloomficld, Conn., 
3 Dec, 1862. Resided in Hartford, where he d. 8 June, 1897. For 
many years connected with the Adams Express Co., in Hartford ; for 
a short time with the Weed Sewing Machine Co., but for the last 
twenty years of his life conducted a railroad ticket agency. He was a 
member of the order of United Friends and of the Veteran Associa- 
tion of the Hartford City Guard. 

Children a/l b. in Hartford, Conn. 

2812. i. Julia Grace, b. 23 April, 1865; d. 5 March, 1885. 

2813. ii. Daniel Phillips, b. i Feb., 1867; d. 25 Sept., 1899, in Hartford. He 

had been for some years Secretary of the Hartford Electric Light 
Company. 
2814. iii. Florence May, b. 11 Aug., 1883; d. 5 March, 1885. 

1945. Rev. JOSEPH SCUDDER* {Rev. Asa Smith ''>*'> arid Mar- 
garet {Schenck), Jonathan Strong,'^"' Jonathan,'^'' Cornet Isaac,"" 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 395 

George ^^ IsaacJ^ George'^), b. in West Vincent, Chester Co., Penn., 
10 Nov., 1843; mar. Sophia Neely, of Brooklyn, N. Y., 10 Sept., 1873. 
He graduated from Princeton College, N. J., 1865, and from Divinity 
School, Protestant Episcopal Church, Philadelphia, Penn., June, 1868. 
Ordained Deacon, April, 1867; ordained Priest, 4 Oct., 1868; Rector 
of St. Paul's Parish, Harrisburg, Penn., 1 Sept., 1868; assistant min- 
ister All Saints' Parish, Frederick, Md. ; Rector of Christ Church, 
Biddeford, Maine, from 25 Jan., 1888, to Sept., 1895. In Dec, 1895, 
went to Mt. Carmel, 111., his present charge. 

Children. 

2815. i. William Neely, b. in Beatrice, Gage Co., Neb., 18 Sept., 1875 ; grad- 

uated with honors from Hobart College, Geneva, N. Y., June, 1897. 

2816. ii. Flora Elizabeth, b. 27 Aug., 1878, in Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kan.; 

d. 24 Oct., 1880, in Carthage, Mo. 

2817. iii. Asa, b. i March, 1882, in Carthage, Jasper Co., Mo. 

1950. ALBY SMITH 8 {Chauncey Donaldson ^''^'- and Emily 
{Smith), Jonathan Strong,^^^ J oyiathan^"^"^ Cornet Isaac ^^ George,^^ 
Isaac^ George'^), b. 5 April, 1846, in Princeton, 111.; graduated at 
Knox College, Galesburg, 111., 1871; admitted to the bar of Illinois, 
July, 1877; mar. Adelaide E. Waugh, in Boston, Mass., 20 Oct., 1881. 
He d. in Princeton, 111., 14 July, 1883. 

Child. 

2818. Chauncey Cory, b. 5 March, 1883, in Princeton, 111. 

1953. BUEL PREST0N,8 A. M. {Chauncey Do7ialdson^'>^^ and 
Emily {Smith), Jonathan Strong,^^'^ Jonathan^-'^ Cornet Isaac ?'^ 
George^^ Isaac^ George'^), b. 23 March, 1852, in Princeton, 111.; 
mar. Charlotte Lucinda Zearing, in Chicago, 111., 24 Dec, 1883. He 
graduated from Princeton, 111., High School in 1870, and from Am- 
herst College, Mass., 1874. After teaching for several years he took 
a post-graduate course in John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md., 
since which time he has been Professor of Natural Science in the 
Illinois State Normal University, Normal, 111. He d. 7 Sept., 1906. 



396 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

Children. 

2819. i. Walter Zearing, b. 27 July, 1885; d. 8 March. 1888. 

2819a. ii. James Zearing, b. 24 July, 1888; now, 1910, in Amherst College. 

2820. iii. Emily Zearing, b. 4 Jan., 1892 ; d. 3 Aug., 1907. 

2821. iv. Kingsley Buel, b. 30 Aug., 1893. 

1959. SKTH WALTERS (C>wj'*"' and Fidelia {Pitcher). Jona- 
than Strong,^^° Jonathan,--^ Cornet Isaac/^ George,^^ Isaac^ 
George'^), b. 3 Dec, 1859, in Princeton, 111.; mar. Lizzie Roberts, of 
Princeton, 111., 20 Jan., 1883, in Morris, 111. She was b. in Dover, 
111. Is engaged in the business of commercial gardening in Aurora, 111. 

Children. 

2822. i. Robert Pitcher, b. 23 Feb.. 1883, in Princeton, 111.; d. 6 May, 1893. 

2823. ii. Jessie Fidelia, b. 18 Nov., 1885, in Princeton, 111. 

2824. iii. Forrest Zearing, b. 31 Dec, 1888, in Princeton, 111.; d. 7 June, 1893. 

2825. iv. Ai.KE Belle, b. 30 Nov., 1895. 

1969. GEORGE RUSSELL" {Eli Russeir'''''' and Amelia Maria 
{Smith), Jonathan Strong/'" Jonathan,"' Cornet Isaac/' George,'* 
Isaac,- George'), h. 2 Sept., 1850, in Oshkosh, Winnebago Co., Wis.; 
mar. Stella B. Allen, in (Jreen Lake, Wis., 13 Nov., 1876. She was b. 
8 Feb., 1857. Farmer, Ripon, Wis. 

Children all b. in Green Lake. JVis. 

2826. i. Gyda May, b. 8 Nov., 1879. 

2827. ii. Lili.ie Belle, b. 11 Sept., 1881. 

2828. iii. Nellie Alle.n, b. 22 Nov., 1888. 

1971. WILLIAM WALLACE, M. D.^ {IVilliam Henry'"'''' and 
Maria {Dame), IVilliam,''"' Jonathan^' Cornet Isaac,"" George,'' 
Isaac,' George'), b. 19 April, 1839, in Coll)orne, Ontario, Canada; 
mar. Diantha Finton, in Colborne, 25 Dec, 1864. She was b. in Hal- 
dimand. Can. Practicicing physician in Pictou, Prince Edward Co., 
Ont., Can. Commenced study of medicine in 1860; attended Magill 
Medical College, Montreal ; graduated with honors at Victoria Uni- 
versity, Toronto, 1864. He d. — June, 1889, in Pictou, Ont., Can. 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 397 

Children. 

2829. i. William Wallace, b. — Feb., 1875. 

2830. ii. Walter Henry, twin of William W., b. — F»»b., 1875 ; d. 29 April, 

1879. 

1973. MARSHALL HENRY « {William Henry ^""^^ and Maria 
[Dame), William,^^'^ Jonathan,"' Cornet Isaac ^^ George}^ Isaac^ 
George,^), b. 20 April, 1841, in Colborne, Ontario, Canada; mar. Eliza 
Crandell, in Colborne, 17 Nov., 1864. Farmer and a raiser of fine 
Jersey cattle and horses in Colborne, Ont. 

Children all h. in Colborne. 

2831. i. Hellen Augusta, b. 14 July, 1869; mar. David William Sinclair, in 

Vancouver, British Columbia, 12 Oct., 1893. He d. 20 July, 1898, 
in Vancouver. Children b. in Vancouver: i. Hugh Colton, b. 13 
Sept., 1895 ; d. 13 March, 1896, in Vancouver. 2. William Henry, b. 
26 June, 1898; d. 27 July, 1899, in Colborne, Ont., Can. Residence, 
1900, Buffalo, N. Y. 

2832. ii. Frederick Cecil, b. 22 Nov., 1874; d. i April, 1875. 

2833. iii. William Henry, b. 14 Nov., 1876. 

1983. ALLEN HAMILTON « {Sheldon^'''"' and Mary L. {Whit- 
ing), Hamilton,^-'' Dr. Walter,-'^^ Gideon,'''^ Joseph^'^ Isaac^ George ^), 
b. 18 July, 1865, in Columbus, Ohio; mar. Celeste Strickler, in Topeka, 
Kan., 13 May, 1889. She is dau. of Gen. Strickler and granddaughter 
of Hon. F. P. Stanton, the last Territorial Governor of Kansas. She 
was b. 5 Jan., 1866, in Tecumseh, Kan. He is chief clerk in the pas- 
senger department of the Int. Great Northern R. R., Palestine, Tex. 

Children. 

2834. i. Cecil Stanton, b. 7 June, 1890, in Tecumseh, Kan. 

2835. ii. George Alfred, b. 16 Oct., 1892, in Topeka, Kan.; d. 21 June, 1893, 

in Palestine, Kan. 

2836. iii. Earnest Bradford, b. 16 Aug., 1894, in Palestine. 

2837. iv. Beatrice Allen, b. 28 Sept., 1896, in Palestine. 

1984. WALTER RAYMOND » {Sheldon ^"^^ and Mary L. {Whit- 
ing), Hatnilton,^^'' Dr. Walter,''''^ Gideon,"" Joseph,''^ Isaac r George ^), 



398 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

b. 21 July, 1871, in Granville, Ohio; mar. Hattie Dempsey, in Colum- 
bus, Ohio, 8 June, 1896. Resides in Columbus, O. 

Children. 

2838. i. ALi'iiA Frederick, b. 11 April, 1897, in Columbus, O. 

2839. ii. Arthur Sheldon, b. 13 June, 1898, in Columbus, O. 
2839b. iii. Langley Whiting, b. i Jan., 1900, in Westerville, O. 

198G. FREDERICK ERNEST « {Sheldon >«»* and Mary L. {Whit- 
ing), Hamilton,^-' Dr. Walter,-^'' Gideon/'' Joseph,""^ Isaac- 
George'-), b. 25 Oct., 1875, in Columbus, Ohio; mar. Margaret Ger- 
trude Eastman, 9 Dec, 1896, in Columbus, Ohio. 

Child. 

2840. Ruth Eastman, b. 8 Sept., 1898. 

1989. EDWARD PRUDDEN » {Rev. Erastus'^'* and Jane A. 
{Prudden), Kiifus,''''^ Joseph,'^'' Benjamin,^' Benjamin,''' Isaac,' 
George'), b. 12 June. 1853. in Orange, Conn.; mar. Elizabeth Nelson 
Woods, of Brooklyn, N. V., 16 June, 1875. She was b. 30 June, 1855. 
Lived in Roscoe, 111., as agent of the Chicago and Northwestern R. R. 
for several years ; now in Evansville, Wis., in employ of same company. 

Children Iwth b. in Roscoe, 111. 

2841. i. Grace, b. 26 March, 1877; mar. Edpar E. DeCou. Xo children. 

2842. ii. Dora, b. 28 Nov., 1883 ; d. 14 July, 1893. 

1993. ERASTUS« {Edicard '''' and Emily {Biirlingame), 
Rufiis,^^^ Joseph,^'''' Benjamin,^' Benjamin,'^ Isaac,'' George^), h. 9 
Dec, 1847, in Bentonsport. Iowa; mar. Rebecca Jane Creswell, in 
Bentonsport, 21 Dec, 1871. 

Children all b. in Bentonsport, Iowa. 

2843. i. Edward Bruce, b. 29 Sept.. 1872. 

2844. ii. Robert Henry, b. 5 Feb., 1874; d. 1876. 

2845. iii. James Lenox, b. 21 Jan., 1877. 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 399 

2000. EDGAR ELISHA « {Solomon ^^-^ and Maria C. {Simms), 
Rufiis/^^ Joseph/^^ Benjamin/^ Be7ijamin,^^ Isaac^ George'^), b. 31 
July, 1844, in Harwinton, Conn.; mar. Lizetta Maria Lounsbury, in 
Brooklyn, N. Y., 15 Oct., 1873. She was b. 26 Sept., 1847, in Green- 
wich, Conn. 

Children all b. in Brooklyn, N . Y. 

2846. i. Edgar Isaac, b. 5 Sept., 1874; d. 23 June, 1892. 

2847. ii. LiLLiE Abiait, b. 26 April, 1877. Teacher. 

2848. iii. Walter S., b. 6 Oct., 1879. 

2004. BENJAMIN WATSON « {Benjamin ^^^^ and Eliza {Wat- 
son), Chaiincey^^"^ Capt. John G.,-*^ Bcfijannn/^ Benjajnin/^ Isaac/ 
George^), b. 10 Sept., 1837, in West Springfield, Mass.; mar. Cin- 
derella Britto, in West Springfield, 7 Dec, 1864. She was b. 18 May, 
1830, in New York. Painter, West Springfield, Mass. 

Children b. in West Springfield. 

2849. i. Myrta, b. 28 Oct., 1865 ; mar. Robert Alexander Melville, 25 Dec, 

1888; d. 13 April, 1892. He was b. in Port au Prince, Is. Tiinidad. 
Child: Cora Winifred, b. 25 Sept., 1889. 

2850. ii. Henry Day, b. 24 Oct., 1867 ; mar. Mae Louise Ferry, in Westfield, 

Mass., 18 Sept., 1895. She was b. 17 April, 1871, in Bridgeport, 
Conn. Resides in West Springfield, Mass. lYo children. Lives in 
house built by his grandfather about 1780. Has a chest marked 
D. D. 1700 — said to have been brought to Longmeadow by Deborah 
Dudley when she came there in 1748 as the bride of Thomas Colton. 

2007. CHAUNCEY WAYNE » {Leonard ^^^-^ and Eliza {Phelps), 
Chauncey/^"^ Capt. John Gunn/'^^ Benjamin,^'^ Benjamin,'^^ Isaac/ 
George'^), b. 22 Nov., 1832, in Turin, N. Y. ; mar. Louise M. Riggs, 
of Turin, 3 Feb., 1859. She was b. 25 Oct., 1841. Boonville, N. Y. 
He d. 18 March, 1905. 

Children. 

2851. i. Julia Hellen, b. 13 Feb., 1863, in Turin, N. Y. ; mar. Garry A. Wil- 

lard, 3 Sept., 1884. Child: Gladys Louise, b. 2 Feb., 1890, in Boon- 
ville; mar. Clayton Arthur Musser, of Harrisburg, Pa., 30 June, 

1909. y\ 



400 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

2852. ii. Charles Leonard, b. 23 Dec, 1864, in Boonville; d. 12 May, 1878. 

2853. iii. Frederick, b. 13 June, 1867, in Boonville; d. 26 March, 1868. 

2854. iv. Louise Gertrude, b. 10 Dec, 1868, in Boonville; mar. Charles Rufus 

Barlett, M. D., of Forestport, N. Y., now in Boonville, N. Y., 6 
Jan., 1898. Child: Louise Helen, b. 22 April, 1906. 

2855. V. Florence Maud, b. 13 Feb., 1878. in Boonville; mar. 14 Jan., 1903, 

Charles Frank Earl. 

2008. LEONARD JAMES « {Leonard''-' and Eliza (Phelps), 
C/iauncey,^*^ Capt. John Gunnr*^ Benjamin,^' Benjamin,'^^ Isaacj- 
Gcorge '), b. 23 May, 1838, in Turin, Lewis Co., N. Y. ; mar. Juliette 
Crofoot, in Copenhagen, N. Y., 18 Nov., 1869. He d. 18 Aug., 1889. 
She d. 28 Aug., 1887. 

Children. 

2856. i. Isabel Louise, b. u May, 1872; mar. Chester Jennings Munn, Jr., of 

Leyden, N. Y., in New York City, 20 Nov., 1896. Child: Katharine 
Helen, b. 3 Oct., 1897, in Leyden, N. Y. 

2857. ii. Carl Howard, b. 17 July, 1882, in Port Leyden, Lewis Co., N. Y., 

where he d. 18 Aug., 1883. 

2015. SIDNEY SMITH « {Aaron ''^"^ and Margaret {Magrath), 
Qiiartius,^*^ Capt. John Gtinn,'*^ Benjamin,^' Benjamin'^ Isaac,^ 
George'), b. 3 July, 1847, in \\est Hartwick, Otsego Co., N. Y. ; 
mar. Fannie M. Snyder, in Saratoga Springs, N. Y., 7 Jan., 1884. 
Utica, N. Y. 

Children. 

2858. i. Sidney James, b. 2 Nov., 1884, in Saratoga Springs, N. Y. 

2859. ii. Charles Harold, b. 10 April, 1889, in Poughkeepsie, N. Y. ; d. 14 

Aug., 1889, in Saratoga Springs. 

2025. LOUIS FAYETTE « {George E."*" and Sarah Maria 
{Dutchess), Quartius,^*^ Capt. John Gttnn,^*'^ Benjamin,^' Benjamin'^ 
Isaac? George'), b. 12 Oct., 1857, in Climax. Kalamazoo Co., Mich.; 
mar. Nina Delphine Bessey, in Schoolcraft, Mich., 28 Oct., 1885. 
She was b. 28 Feb., 1865, in Bear Lake. Van Buren Co., Mich. Fore- 
man in Mich. Central R. R. freight house, Kalamazoo. Mich. 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 401 

Child. 

2860. David Lee, b. 28 Sept., 1897, in Kalamazoo. 

2037. FRANK LEONE » {George E.^^*" and Sarah Maria (Dutch- 
ess), Quariius,^*^ Capt. John Gunn^^^ Benjamin,^'^ Benjamin,^^ 
Isaac ^ George ^), b. 20 Feb., 1862, in Climax, Kalamazoo Co., Mich.; 
mar. Clary Etta McLeod, in Battle Creek, Calhoun Co., Mich., 21 
March, 1883. She was b. 10 April, 1863, in Merricksville, Canada. 
He held a position on the patrol police, of Kalamazoo, for some years; 
now in service of the Chicago and West Michigan R. R., in St. Joseph, 
Mich. 

Children both b. in Kalamazoo, Mich. 

2861. i. Harry Leone, b. i Nov., 1887. 

2862. ii. Ernest William, b. 17 Dec, 1891. 

3033. WILLIS THOMAS « {Chauncey ^^^^ and Angeline R. 
{Reed), Heman^^'" Capt. John Gunn^^^ Benjamin^'^ Benjamin)-^ 
Isaac,- George^), b. 1 Jan., 1855; mar. Matilda Adella Kellogg, 18 
Sept., 1878, in Adams Centre, N. Y. She was b. 18 May, 1856, in 
Adams Centre, N. Y. 

Child. 

2863. Clifford Kellogg, b. 30 June, 1884. 

3035. JAMES « {Hiram "" and Arminia {Barr), Luther,^*^ Eli,^*"- 
Benjamin,^'^ Benjamin,^^ Isaac,- George'^), b. 19 Jan., 1836, in Tp. 
of Litchfield, Pontiac Co., Quebec, Can. ; mar. Jane Lunam, 8 Feb., 
1872, in Litchfield, Que., Can. 

Children. 

2864. i. James Henry, b. 28 May, 1873, in Litchfield, Que., Can. ; d. 24 March, 

1884. 

2865. ii. Daniel Hiram, b. 17 Oct., 1875, in Bryson, Que., Can.; d. 5 Feb., 1880. 

2866. iii. George William, b. 21 Feb., 1879, in Bryson, Que., Can. 

2867. iv. Thomas Lunam, b. 24 April, 1881, in Litchfield, Que., Can. 

26 



402 THE COLTON FAMILY. 

2868. V. John David, b. 24 Dec, 1882, in Bryson, Que., Can. 

2869. vi. James IIexry, b. 17 Sept., 1884, in Litchfield, Que., Can. 

2045. JAMES WILLIAM * {Robert Nicol ^^^" and Susan {Mc- 
Mullcn), Luther, ^^^ Eli^''^ Bcnjamin^^ Benjamin,^'' Isaac ^ George''), 
b. in Hull Tp., Ontario, Can., 4 May, 1840; mar. Annie Atkinson, 31 
Oct., 1872, in Ottawa, Ont., Can. He d. 26 Sept., 1897, in Muskegon, 
Mich. 

Children. 

2870. i. William Atkinso.n, b. 18 Dec, 1875, in Des Joachim, Quebec, Can.; 

d. 7 Oct., 1899, in Muskegon, Mich. 

2871. ii. James Harold, b. 13 Nov., 1877, in Des Joachim, Que., Can.; d. 7 

Oct., 1899, in Bellaire, Mich. 

2872. iii. George Archibald, b. 9 Feb., 1879, in Des Joachim, Que., Can. 

2873. iv. Susa.v Euphemia, b. 23 Sept., 1881, in Muskegon, Mich.; d. 10 Dec, 

1884, in Muskegon. 

2874. V. Robert Courtney, b. 2 Dec, 1884, in Muskegon, Mich. 

2046. riBllRIUS CORNELIUS* {Robert Nicol''"'' and Susan 
{McMullen), Luther^*'' Eli.-*' Benjamin.^' Benjamin,''* Isaac,' 
George'), h. 28 Dec. 1842, in Westmeath, Ontario. Can.; mar. Mar- 
garet McVean, 16 Feb., 1882, in Pembroke, Renfrew Co., Ontario, 
Can. She is dau. of Duncan and Anne McVean, of Perthshire, Scot- 
land, b. 26 Feb., 1848, in Montague, Lanark Co., Ont., Can. 

Children. 

2875. ». Innis SiSAN Annie, b. 10 May. 1883, in Pembroke, Renfrew Co.- 

Ont., Can. 

2876. ii. Irene Courtney, b. 11 Jan., 1S85, in Pembroke, Ont.. Can. 

2877. iii. Murray McVean, b. 28 Dec, 1886, in Pembroke, Ont.; d. 28 March, 

1887, in Pembroke. 

2878. iv. Murray Mc\ ean, b. 20 March. 1S88, in Pembroke, Ont. 

2879. V. Louise Mary, b. 10 Nov., 1891, in Griswold, Manitoba; d. 10 Dec, 

1891, in Griswold, Manitoba. 

2050. ROBERT DEMPSEY* {Robert Nicon"'' and Susan {Mc- 
Mullen), Lut/ier,'-'^ Eli,-*^ Benjamin,'"- Benjamin,^'' Isaac,!" George''), 
b. 5 Jan.. 1851, in Hull Tp., Ontario. Can.; mar. Clara Tyrell, 5 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 403 

Nov., 1883, in Shell Lake, Wisconsin. Is in the land and lumber 
business in Duluth, Minn. 

Children. 

2880. i. James Harold, b. 9 Sept., 1890, in Ashland, Wis. 

2881. ii. Susan Margaret, b. 4 April, 1893, in Iron River, Wis. 

2882. iii. William Thomas, b. i Jan., 1895, in Duluth, Minn. 

3054. HAROLD RUSSELL « {Robert Nicol ^i" and Susan {Mc- 

Mullen), Luther, ^*^ Eli,^*'^ Benjamin ^'^ Bcnjamin^^ Isaac/' George'^), 
b. 10 Dec, 1861, in Des Joachim, Quebec, Canada; mar. Julia A. 
Conroy, 30 June, 1896, in Napanee, Ontario, Canada. Resides in 
Pembroke, Ont., Can. 

Child. 

2883. Peter Russell, b. 17 Nov., 1897, in Napanee, Ont., Can. 

2059. CHARLES EDWIN « {Philander ^^^"^ and Polly Matilda 
{Merrill), Charles^*^ Eli?^'^ Benjamin?''^ Benjamin^^ Isaac ^ 
George'^), b. 26 Oct., 1834, near Utica, Mich.; mar. Mary Ann Kel- 
logg, in Salt Lake City, Utah. 1855. She was b. 10 Nov., 1838, 

in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1846, when only twelve years old, he accom- 
panied his father across the continent with the volunteer corps under 
Col. Cook (see No. 1161). In 1849 he entered the service of the 
American Fur Co., and for several years spent his life in the mountains, 
a part of the time as a guide and Indian scout for the U. S. Govern- 
ment. Later he has been engaged in mining operations, prospecting 
and locating claims. Los Angeles, Cal. 

Children. 

2884. i- Joseph Philander, b. 30 Nov., 1856, in Provo, Utah; mar. Louisa 

Adalaide Rollins, in Minersville, Utah, 23 Jan., 1879. 

2885. ii- Charles Henry, b. 20 May, 1859, in Provo, Utah; mar. Rosella 

Wahlen, in Brigham City, Utah, 8 March, 1884. 

2886. iii- George Frederick, b. 22 Nov., 1862, in Los Angeles, Cal.; mar. Ma- 

tilda Bybee, in Brigham City, Utah, 20 May, 1883. 
2887. iv. Eleanor Raphena, b. 4 Jan., 1864, in San Bernardino, Cal.; mar. 
Cleophus L Dowd. 



404 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

2888. V. Raymond Benjamin, b. 27 April, 1865, in Provo; d. 1886, 

in Chico, Butte Co., Cal. 
2889. vi. William Lamonia, b. 5 Nov., 1868, in San Bernardino, Cal.; mar. 
Electa Ann Meeks, in Ogden City, Utah, 12 Oct., 1891. 

2890. vii. Franklin Byron, b. 20 Jan., 1871, in San Bernardino, Cal. 

2891. viii. James Simon, b. 27 Jan., 1876, in Miners Mill, Beaver Co., Utah. 

2892. ix. Mary Emily, b. 13 April, 1878, in Monroe, Sevier Co., Utah; mar. 

Huston Sellers, in So. Los Angeles, Cal. 



20(55. BYRON OLIVER » {Philander ^^""^ and Polly Matilda {Mer- 
rill), Charles,''*'' Eli,^*^ Benjamin,^"- Benjamin,^'' Isaac,"" George^), b. 
29 Nov., 1848, in Council Bluffs, Iowa; mar, Sarah Jane Clark, 24 
Jan., 1870, in Salt Lake City. She was b. 31 Dec, 1852, in Provo City, 
Utah, and d. in Mona, Juab Co., Utah, 22 Aug., 1875. He mar., 
second, Sarah Maria Smith, in Provo, 4 July, 1879. She was b. in 
Provo City, 1 Jan., 1856. He is a farmer and stock raiser in Vernal, 
Uinta Co., Utah ; has been clerk and recorder for the county for sev- 
eral years. 

Children hy first wife Sarah Jane. 

2893. i. Minnie Jane, b. 23 April, 1871 ; mar. George H. Wilson, 23 April, 

1889. He was b. in Provo City, 9 Aug., 1865. CInldren: i. Leona, 
b. 30 July, 1S90; d. 30 July, 1890. 2. Oral, b. I July. 1891. 

2894. ii. May, b. 25 Feb., 1874, in Provo; d. 14 March, 1874. 

Children by second 7vife Sarah Maria. 

2895. iii. Stella Smith, b. in Provo, 6 June, 1880; mar. Charles A. Hardy, 30 

Jan., 1900. Children: I. Ellworth, b. 31 Jan.. igoi. 2. Edna. b. 

12 Sept., 1902. 3. Paul, b. . 4. Elmo, b. . 5. Sarah, 

b. . 6. Blaine, b. . 

3896. iv. Bvr.uN Owen. b. in Provo, 15 Feb.. 1882; ni.ir. Helen Merkley, 29 

June, 1910. She was b. 9 .\pril, 1890. 
2897. v. George Albert, b. in Provo, 16 June, 1883; d. 17 May. 1898, in Vernal, 

Utah. 

206G. STERLING DRIGGS « {Philander '^""^ and Polly Matilda 
{Merrill), Charles,^*^ Eli,-*"- Benjamin, ^^ Benjamin,^'' Isaac^ 
George"^), b. 22 March, 1851, in Provo City, Utah; mar. Nancy A. 
Wilkins, in Salt Lake City, 21 March, 1870. She was dau. of John G. 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 405 

and Nancy Wilkins, and was b. in Provo City, 14 July, 1850. Vernal, 
Utah. 

Children. 

2898. i. Flora E., b. 7 June, 1872, in Provo; mar. Reuben S. CoUett, son of 
Reuben and Althusa Collett, 20 Nov., 1890. Children all b. in 
Vernal, Utah: i. Gertrude, b. 9 July, 1892. 2. Elsie, b. II Feb., 
1894. 3. Reuben S., b. 11 May, 1895. 4. Marie, b. ii Oct., 1896. 
5. Carl, b. 29 March, 1898. 6. Marie, b. 21 June, 1899; d. I 
Nov., 1900. 7. and 8. Flora and Cora, twins, b. 19 Feb., 1902. 

2899. "• Sterling LeRoy, b. x6 Jan., 1874, in Mona City, Utah ; mar. Lula 

Camp, dau. of Richard and Jane Camp, in Salt Lake City, 5 
May, 1897. She was b. 29 Sept., 1878. 

2900. iii- Don B., b. 15 Sept., 1876, in Mona City. Married, see large No. 2900. 

2901. iv. FR.A.NK E., b. 7 Sept., 1878, in Mona City. Married, see large No. 2901. 

2902. V. Warren A., b. 29 March, 1883, in Ashley, Uinta Co., Utah. 

2903. vi. Charles H., b. 18 Dec, 1884, in Ashley. 

2904. vii. Lewis L., b. 30 Nov., 1886, in Ashley. 

2905. viii. Nancy F., b. 25 Feb., 1890, in Ashley, d. 28 April, 1893. 

2906. ix. ZORA M., b. 21 Oct., 1892, in Ashley. 
2906b. X. Hugh W., b. 11 Jan., 1901, in Ashley, 

2068. JOHN ADELBERT* {Philander ^^''^ and Polly Matilda 
{Merrill), Charles J'^^ Eli,^*'^ Benjamin,^^ Benjamin,^^ Isaac* 
George'^), b. 30 Jan., 1858, in Provo City, Utah; mar. Mary Susanna 
Wilson, dau. of Henry Woodville and Susanna Armstrong Wilson, 19 
Sept., 1880. She was b. 29 March, 1860, in Provo, Utah. Vernal, 
Utah. 

Children. 

2907. i. Adelbert Woodville, b. 3 Sept., 1881, in Provo City. 

2908. ii. Nettie Merrill, b. 2 Oct., 1882, in Provo. 

2909. iii. Susanna Amelia, b. 21 Dec, 1884, in Ashley; mar. Clifford Young, 

9 March, 1908. He was b. 21 Jan., 1883. Child: Wilson, b. 26 Dec, 
1908. 

2910. iv. LvDiA Lamar, b. 10 June, 1887, in Ashley; mar. 16 Jan., 1908, Edward 

Clifford Samuels. He was b. 16 Dec, 1886. Child: Beulah Lamar, 
b. 23 Oct., 1908. 
tqii. V. George Wilson, b. 6 Sept., 1890, in Ashley. 



406 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

2069. ERNEST MERRILL « {Philander ^^^^ and Polly Matilda 
{Merrill), Charles/*^ Eli,-*^ Benjamin, ^^ Benjamin,^'' Isaac' 
George'^), b. 19 Sept., 1860, in Provo City, Utah; mar. Eva Lousisa 
Gill, 12 Aug., 1886. She was b. 24 Nov., 1865, in Salt Lake City. 

Children. 

2912. i. Emily Gertrude, b. 18 Nov., 1887, in Ashley, Uinta Co., Utah. 

2913. ii. Richard Merrii.i., b. 18 Sept., 1889, in Ashley. 

2914. iii. Ju.VE, b. 26 June, 1891, in Salt Lake City. 

2915. iv. Mii.TON, b. 15 July, 1893, in Snyderville, Summit Co., Utah. 
2915b. V. Gilbert, . Bennett, Utah. 

3073. ANDREW MYRON « {Andrezo T.""* and Fidelia {Reed), 
Charles/*'' Eli,^*^ Benjamin.^"- Benjamin,'"'' Isaac,' George'), b. 18 
Jan., 1847, near Council Bluffs. Iowa; mar. Viola Howell, 15 March, 
1868, in Wathcna, Kan. She was b. 18 April, 1853, in Bonaparte, 
Iowa. He was a soldier in the Civil War, having enlisted June, 1864, 
in Co. G., 44th Regt., Missouri Inf., and served till 17 July, 1865. 
He participated in actions at Pilot Knob, Mo., Columbus, Duck River, 
and South Franklin, 'I'enn. At the latter place was wounded, taken 
prisoner, and confined in Southern prisons four months, when he was 
[jaroled, 18 April, 1865. Now (1898) lives in Bigelow, Kansas. 

Children. 

2916. i. Annie Fidelia, b. 28 March, 1869, in Wathena, Kan.; d. there 2 

Sept., 1869. 

2917. ii. Jessie Violet, b. 16 Dec, 1870, in Council Grove, Morris Co., Kan.; 

mar. Thomas F. Hale, 25 Dec, 1889, in Bigelow, Kan. Children: 
I. Benjamin, b. 7 Oct., 1890, in Tacoma, Washington. 2. Andrew 
Emmett, b. 12 Sept., 1892, in Bigelow, Kan. 3. Elsie Viola, b. 
26 Nov., 1897, in Bigelow. 

2918. iii. Bessie Myrtle, b. 22 Jan., 1874, in Agnes, Lynn Co., Kan.; mar. 

Robert R. Hale, 2 July, 1891, in Marysville, Kan. Child: Dimple, 
b. 22 Dec, 1892, in Tacoma, Washington. 

2920. iv. Lulu Reward, b. 28 Aug., 1876, in Bigelow, Kan.; mar. Dr. T. A. 

Snook, 26 Feb., 1896, in Bigelow. Child: Fay, b. 12 Dec, 1896. 

2921. V. Andrew Emmett, b. 3 March, 1882, in Bigelow; d. 14 Sept., 1883. 

2922. vi. Emery Royal, b. 15 .May, 1884, in Bigelow. 

2923. vii. Rexfokd Selden, b. 10 Aug., 1886, in Bigelow. 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 407 

2924. viii. Howell Ray, b. 24 Sept., 1888, in Bigelow. 

2925. ix. Paul Virgel, b. 9 Aug., 1894, in Bigelow ; d. there 25 June, 1896. 

3089. GEORGE MORRIS « {Louis ^^~'' and Ac ha Maria (Orton), 
Bejijamin/^^ Eli/*^ Benjamin,^^ Benjamin,'^^ Isaac ^ George ^), b. 16 
March, 1845, in Fairport, Stephenson Co., 111.; mar. Louisa Poston, 
in Elk Grove, Sacramento Co., Cal., 16 Feb., 1880. She was b. 20 
Aug., 1850, in Rock Island Co., 111. Elkgrove, Cal. 

Children all b. i?i Elk Grove, Cal. 

2926. i. Blanch Orton, b. 6 July, 1882; mar. 3 May, 1905, Walter Howard. 

Divorced 27 Jan., 1910. 

2927. ii. Chester Leland, b. 16 Nov., 1883. 

2928. iii. Grace Poston, b. 27 March, 1885. 

2929. iv. California Cluff, b. 23 Oct., 1889. 

2093. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN* {Lonis^^'^ and Acha Maria 
{Orton), Benj'amin/^^ Eli,^^'^ Benjamin/^ Benjajnin/^ Isaac/ 
George^), b. 1 Nov., 1852, in Freeport, Stephenson Co., 111.; mar. 
Drucilla Ordway, in Eureka, Humboldt Co., Cal., 18 Sept., 1885. 
She was b. 9 Aug., 1864, in Petaluma, Sonora Co., Cal. 

Children all b. in Elk Grove, Cal. 

2930. i. Orton Ordway, b. 8 Aug., 1889. 

2931. ii. Helen Mureal, b. 21 June, 1895. 

2932. iiii. Bennita, b. I Nov., 1898. 

3094. JUDSON E.« {Louis^^'^ and Acha Maria {Orton), Benja- 
min, ^^^ Eli,"^*^ Benjamin,^'^ Benjamin/^ Isaac/ George'^), b. 7 April, 
1863, in Sacramento Co., Cal. ; mar. Sadie L. Jones, in San Francisco, 
Cal., 16 Oct., 1888. She was b. 26 Nov., 1864, in New York City. 

Children. 

2933. i. Hattie T., b. 29 Sept., 1889, in San Francisco, Cal. 
2933b. ii. JuDSON E., b. 16 June, 1908. 



408 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

2095. JOHN C* {Morgan "-"^'^ and Mary Jane {Neicton), Bcnja- 
min,^''^ Eli,^^"- Benjamin,^^ Benjamin,^^ Isaac,- George^), b. 24 Nov., 
1858, in South Ripley, N. Y. ; mar. Laura S. Rockwood, 2 Jan., 1893, 
in Mayville, N. Y. He was a miller, owning and running a grist- 
mill in Mayville. He d. 5 Aug., 1898, in Mayville. 

Child. 

2934. Morgan Joh.n, b. 7 Jan., 1894, in Maryville, N. Y. 



an* 



2099. ISAAC E.* {Almon^^'"' and Harriet {Baldivin), Alpheus; 
Eli,^*' Benjamin,^"^ Benjamin.''' Isaac/ George'), b. 21 Jan., 1843, 
in Oakland Co., Mich. ; mar. Henrietta Smith, of South Wright, Hills- 
dale Co., Mich., 3 July, 1866. 

Children. 

3935. i. Edith, b. 4 July, 1867, in Fremont, Union Co., Ind. ; mar. Andrew 
DeForest, 1887, in Hillsdale Co., Mich. 

2936. ii. Ai.MON, b. 8 Nov., 1871 ; mar. Clara Cain. 25 Sept., 1896. She wai 

b. 25 Nov.. 1867. No children. Wildwood. Mich. 

2937. iii. Anna Bell, b. 8 Feb.. 1876, in Waldron, Mich. 
3938. iv. Grace, b. i June, 189 1, in Montgomery, Mich. 

2101. LUTHER « {Almon "^» and Harriet (Bald^cin), Alpheus,''^* 
Eli,-*' Benjamin,^' Benjamin,'* Isaac,- George'), h. 5 June, 1848, 
in Camden, Hillsdale Co., Mich.; mar. Filura Jane Fancher, of Cam- 
den, 29 June, 1870. She was b. 10 May, 1851, in Greenwich, Huron 
Co., Ohio. He has been Town Treasurer ten terms, and Deputy Sheriff 
twelve years; has held various offices in the Masonic order — Senior 
Deacon two years. Senior Warden one year, Master twelve years, and 
Secretary four years. Resides in Charlotte, Eaton Co., Mich. 

Children both b. in Kalama, Mich. 

2939. i. LoRiN. b. 3 Dec, 1881. 

2940. ii. Hazel, b. 15 March, 1889. 

2105. GEORGE EDWIN » {Almon'"* and Harriet {Baldtuin), 
Alpheus,'''''^ E/i,'*' Benjamin,^' Benjamin,'* Isaac? George'), b. 9 
May. 1858; mar. May Merrell. of California. Mich., 21 Nov., 1878. 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 409 

Children. 

2940a. i. Wayne G., b. 15 Aug., 1881 ; mar. Carrie Ellen Bogart. 

2940b. ii. Bertha Margaret, b. 15 Aug., 1883; mar. Otis Blair. She d. 14 

Aug., 1907. Children: i. Leslie. 2. Thelma. 
2940c. iii. Mary A., b. 14 July, 1885. 
294od. iv. Avis Ethel, b. 21 Sept., 1891. 
29406. V. Luther Leslie, b. 24 June, 1904. 

2110. CHARLES « {Elon Porter ^^^^ and Harriet (Beagle), Al- 
pheiis^^"^ Eli,''^^ Benjamin^'^ Bcnjamin^^ Isaac, ^ George^), b. 1 
March, 1851, in Genesee, Genesee Co., Mich.; mar. Ella Coplin, 3 
Oct., 1871 ; d. in Genesee, Mich., 26 Dec, 1880. Farmer; resided in 
Vienna, Genesee Co., Mich. 

Children both b. in Vienna, Mich. 

2941. i. Annie L., b. i March, 1873. 

2942. ii. William, b. 5 Dec, 1876. 

2112. GEORGE BYRON » [Elan Porter ^^^^ and Harriet {Beagle), 
Alphcus,^^'' Eli,-^^ Benjamin,^^ Benjamin,^^ Isaac,^ George^), b. 17 
Aug., 1856, in Genesee, Mich.; mar. Nettie Tupper, 16 June, 1877, 
in Grand Rapids, Mich. Was for a time R. R. agent and telegrapher; 
now (1898) in the lumber business, Flint, Mich, 

Child. 

2943. Etta May, b. 12 April, 1882, in Ewart, Mich. 

2125. CHARLES RODERICK » (Charles William ""« and Joanna 

Maria (Capen), Roderick Merrick,^'"" Dimond,''^^ Capt. Charles,^"" 
Benjamin,'-^ Isaac,^ George'^), b. 27 Oct., 1849; mar. Sabrina Robin- 
son, 24 Dec, 1872. Lived for some years in Camden, N. J. ; later was 
an advertising agent for the New York " World." He d. in New York, 
20 April, 1888. 

Children. 

2944. i. Francis, b. 19 Oct., 1874. 

2945. ii. Maud, b. 14 Aug., 1878. 

2946. iii. . 

2947. iv. . 



410 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

2168. CHAUNCEY C.« {Solomon^-'"' and Eunice {Titus), 
Enoch,^^^ Asa^^^ Ephraim,^' Lieut. Ephraim;-'' Ephraim;^ George^), 
b. 30 Nov., 1817; mar. Maria A. Morris, dau. of William M. Morris, 
of Vershire, Vt., 17 Oct., 1843. She was h. 16 Feb., 1819, in West 
Fairlie, Vt. Moved from Vershire to Bradford, Vt., where he d. 16 
Feb., 1893. 

Children. 

2948. i. U.NNAMED SON, b. 4 July, 1850; d. in infancy. 

2949. ii. Mary M., adopted, b. 7 April, 1857; d. in Vershire, 12 Sept., 1861. 

2950. iii. Eva M., adopted, b. ; d. 11 May, 1891. 

2173. AZRO BLISS « {Harvey'-"'' and Sarah (Bliss), Enoch,''^^ 
Asa,'-°^ Ephraim,^' Lieut. Ephraimr^ Ephraim? George ^), b. 31 Aug., 
1824, in Chelsea, Orange Co., Vt. ; mar. Betsy Ann Wakefield, of 
Bath, Maine, 31 Dec, 1850. Resides in liath. Maine. Mason and 
builder. 

Children. 

2951. i. Annie Bliss, b. 1 Sept., 1851; d. 31 July, 1875. 

2952. ii. Sakah Elizabeth, b. 15 May, 1853; d. 22 Aug., 1853. 

2953. iii. Nellie A., b. 23 Dec, 1858; d. 15 April, 1859. 

2954. iv. George Atwood, b. 3 Sept., 1864; mar. Addie Todd, in Kansas City, 

Mo., 23 May, 1888. She was b. in Paducah, Ky. ; d. 22 Aug., 1893, 
in Brunswick, Me. He mar., second, Eleanor Robinson, of Bath, 
Me., 6 Jan., 1896. Jeweler in Mechanics Falls, Me. 
3955. V. Aline Bliss, b. 11 Nov., 1866; mar. VVilber G. Cahill, of Bath. Me., 
27 June, 1893. No children. 

2956. vi. Ezra Bliss, b. 17 Jan., 1873; d. 24 April, 1873. 

2174. WILLIAM COWPER« {Harvey '"""^ and Sarah {Bliss), 
Enoch,'"'''' Asa.'""'' Ephraim.'" Lieut. Ephraim.-'' Ephraim." George'), 
b. 6 Feb., 1827, in Chelsea, Orange Co., Vt. ; mar. Mary E. Nolan, in 
Worcester, Mass., 15 Oct., 1859. She d. 14 April, 1877. Carriage 
painter. Resided in Aug., 1879, in Perrysburg, Wood Co., Ohio. 

Children. 

2957. i. Mary A., b. 22 July, i860, in Pittston, Me. 

2958. ii. Charles H., b. 16 Aug., 1865, in Adrian, Mich. 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 411 

2959. iii. Ezra B., b. 25 June, 1867, in Toledo, Ohio. 

2960. iv. Rodney A., b. 13 Jan., 1873, in Toledo, Ohio. Living in Conneaut, 

Ohio. 

2961. V. William Cowper, b. 9 Sept., 1874, in Toledo, Ohio. 

2177. HIAL8 {Enoch,^^^ Asa/^^ Ephraim,^' Lieut. Ephraim,^'' 
Ephraim^ George ^ ) , b. in Vershire, Vt. ; mar. Selimna Blanchard, 
of Vershire, 28 Oct., 1845. She d. 12 June, 1883. He mar., second, 
Emma Blanchard, in Vershire, 3 Jan., 1885. She d. 2 Oct., 1889. 

Children. 

2963. i- Arthur Herbert, b. 22 Oct., 1848; mar. Amie F. Darling, in Ver- 
shire, 6 May, 1879. 

2964. ii. Franklin Blanchard, b. 23 Sept., 1853; d. 24 June, 1869. 

3180. JOHN NEWTON 8 {Neu4on^^^^ and Naomi {Robinson), 
Asa,^'" Asa,^^^ Ephraim,^' Lieut. Ephraim^'' Ephraim? George^), b. 
4 Dec, 1837, in Longmeadow, Mass.; mar. Emily Reynolds Parsons, 
dau. of Albert and Helen M. Parsons, of Enfield, Conn., 17 Nov., 
1874. She was b. 26 Nov., 1848. He d. 3 Jan., 1899, in Longmeadow, 
Mass. 

Children. 

2965. i. Endora Reynolds, b. 15 Feb., 1876. 

2966. ii. Francis Parmalee, b. 28 Jan., 1878. 

2967. iii. Albert Newton, b. 18 Feb., 1880. 

2968. iv. Margaret Emily, b. 14 Oct., 1881. 

2185. ALBERT ROMAINE « (Justin^"^ and Sophia Field (Col- 
ton), Asa,^^* Asa,^^^ Ephraim^'' Lieut. Ephraim?'' Ephraim^ 
George'^), b. 20 Oct., 1840, in Longmeadow, Mass.; mar. Jennie 
Louise Harding, second dau. of Henry Matthew and Frances Warren 
Harding, of New York City, 9 Nov., 1870. He d. 23 Feb., 1910. 

Children. 

2969. i. Albert Harding, b. 7 April, 1872, in New York City; mar. 10 June, 

1908, Janet Scofield Hay, cousin of John Hay, Secretary of State; 
grandniece of Vice-President Colfax ; grandnieece of General Sco- 
field. 



412 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

2969b. ii. Geokge Clinton, b. 20 Feb., 1874; d. 7 April, 1875. 
3970. iii. George Charles Batcheller, b. 20 Feb., 1877, in New York; d. 4 
April, 1878. 

2971. iv. William Romaine, b. 3 Aug., 1878, in Yonkers, N. Y. 

2972. V. Jennie Louise, b. 17 April, 1884, in New York City; mar. 29 June, 

1909, Edmund Pendelton Taliaferro, of Virginia. 

3186. FRANKLIN DENNISON « {Moses L}-^- and Susan 
{Pond), Lieut. Daniel, ^^'-^ Asar''^ Ephraim?' Lieut. Ephraimr'' Eph- 
raim,^ George^), b. 28 Oct., 1823, in Jericho, Vt. ; mar. Submit Ras- 
kins, of Richmond, Vt., in Huntington. Vt., 11 Sept., 1849. In early 
life taught school ; studied law, and was admitted to the bar of Chit- 
tenden Co.. Vt. ; held various town offices ; represented the town of 
Bolton in the State Legislature two years; removed to Petaluma, Cal., 
1862, and from thence to San Francisco, 1876, where he d. 8 Oct.^ 
1877. 

Children. 

2973. i. Ai.RU: OswY, b. 23 Jan., 1852, in West Bolton, Vt. He was admitted 

to the bar of Supreme Court of California, 12 Jan., 1875. San Fran- 
cisco, Cal. ; unmarried. 

2974. ii. Flora Castella, b. 20 Aug., 1858, in West Bolton, Vt. ; d. in Jericho, 

Vt, 19 Aug., 1862. 

2975. iii. Eluekt Austin, b. 5 Jan., 1865, in Petaluma, Sonora Co., Cal.; d. in 

Petaluma, 19 July, 1867. 

2976. iv. Franklin Leroy, b. 5 Sept., 1870, in Petaluma, Cal. He is a member 

of the firm of Ehrman, Colton & Ehrman, electrotypers and stereo- 
typers, San Francisco, Cal.; unmarried. 

2187. EDWIN NELSON" {Moses L.'-"'' and Susan {Pond), 
Lieut. Daniel,^^^ Asar^"^ Ep/iraim."' Lieut. Ephraintr'^ Ephraim* 
George'^), b. 1 June, 1826, in Bolton, Vt. ; mar. Marion J. Towers, 
of Richmond, Vt., 27 June, 1850. Resided in West Bolton, Vt. Manu- 
facturer of lumber and shingles, and farmer. He served two years in 
the State Legislature as Representative of the town of Bolton, and has 
filled several town offices honorably. He d. 8 June, 1894. 

Child. 

2977" Herbert Julion, b. 25 Nov., 1859, in Bolton, Vt. ; mar. May E. Conner*, 
27 Feb., 1883. She d. 29 Nov., 1896. 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 4 13 

3191. ALPHEUS B.« {Daniel ^^^* and Elizabeth F. (Church), 
Lieut. Daniel,^^^ Asa/^^ Ephraim/'' Lieut. Ephraim,^'' Ephraim* 
George^), b. 17 Dec, 1831, in West Bolton, Vt. ; mar. Jennette Ras- 
kins, 1 Jan., 1851. She d. 28 Jan., 1874. He mar., second, Sarah L. 
Cook, 10 June, 1874. Removed from West Bolton to Lowell Ridge, 
Dodge Co., Wis., 1853, and from thence in 1864 to Centre Creek, 
Martin Co., Minn., where he d. 16 March, 1887. He was a much 
respected citizen of Martin County; was chosen Town Clerk for ten 
years successively, and was prominent in all the affairs of his com- 
munity. 

Children by first wife Jennette. 

2978. i. Alice Jane, b. 30 Oct., 1851, in West Bolton, Vt. ; mar. Orlando D. 
Waddell, i Jan., 1871. Resides in Aurelia, Cherokee Co., Iowa. 
Children: i. Mamie J., b. 3 Sept., 1871.. 2. Frank, b. 10 Aug., 
1873. 3. Charles, b. 19 Jan., 1875. 4. Burt, b. 20 Jan., 1877. 

2979. ii. Frederick Russell, b. 2 April, 1856, in Lowell, Wis.; mar. Josie E. 

Hill, 6 Dec, 1879. 

2980. iii. Dell Burt, b. i Dec, 1865, in Centre Creek, Minn.; mar. Mattie E. 

Farr, 12 Nov., 1889. 

2981. iv. Nettie May Bell, b. 25 May, 1873, in Centre Creek, Minn.; mar. 

Martin E. Cooepr, 16 June, 1897. Granada, Martin Co., Minn. 

2194. ETHAN A.« {Daniel ^^^^ and Elizabeth P. {Church), Lieut. 
Daniel,^^^ Asa/^^ Ephraim/^ Lieut. Ephraim,^"^ Ephraifn/ George^), 
b. 8 June, 1841, in West Bolton, Vt. ; mar. Augusta A. Benedict, 30 
Oct., 1862. She was b. 9 July, 1840. He d. 12 Sept., 1896. Resided 
in Lowell, Dodge Co., Wis. 

Children all b. in Lowell, Wis. 

2982. i. Jesse Daniel, b. 11 Oct., 1865; mar. Anna L. Premo, in Black River 

Falls, Wis., 19 March, 1893. She was b. 27 June, 1875, in Warrens, 
Wis. No children. 

2983. ii. Mertie Leona, b. 15 March, 1868; mar. Julius P. Reinhard, in 

Lowell, Wis., 27 June, 1894. He was b. in Lowell, Wis., 6 June, 
1867. Children: i. Raymond Colton, b. 24 March, 1895, in Mil- 
waukee, Wis. 2. Harriet Mildred, b. 17 Nov., 1896, in Warrens, 
Wis. 

2984. iii. Frank Lewis, b. 10 Nov., 1870; mar. Frances E. Deusing, 22 Dec, 
1896, in Lowell. She was b. 17 Sept., 1870. 
2985. iv. Jennie Lydia, b. 4 Feb., 1879. 



414 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

2197. CHARLES WESLEY « {Et/iati^''^^ and Mclinda M. A. 
{Pharis), Lieut. Daniel,*^-^'^ Asa,-'-''-^ Ephraim,'^' Lieut. Ephraim,'-'^ Eph- 
raim^ George'^), b. 22 Oct., 1847; mar. Mary Ann DufFey, of New 
Orleans, La., 30 Nov., 1867; d. 17 March, 1878, in New Orleans. 
Phonographic reporter. 

Children. 

2986. i. Charles Joseph, b. 14 Sept., 1868. 

2987. ii. Maky Maude, b. 11 May, 1870. 

2202. EDWARD HUTCH INS* {Harmon Walker ^""^^ and Rhoda 
A. {Manzer), Lieut. Daniel,'''"' Asa/"^^ Ep/iraim,'" Lieut. Ephraim/" 
Ephraini/ George^), b. 27 Oct., 1844, in Swanton Falls, Vt. ; mar. 
Eva M. Jones, of Lowell Wis., 15 May, 1871. North La Crosse, Wis. 
Passenger engineer on the Chi. Mil. and St. Paul R. R. 

Children both b. in Portage City, Wis. 

2988. i. Henry Edward, b. 4 Feb., 1875. 

2989. ii. Frederick J., b. 11 Feb., 1878. 

220,3. CHARLES SAMUEL « {Harmon JF."«« and Rhoda A. 
{Manzer), Lieut. Daniel,''^'' Asa,^""^ Ephrai/n,''' Lieut. Ephraim,^^ 
Ephraim,^ George'^), b. 6 May, 1850, in Swanton Falhs, Vt. ; mar. 
Mary Walsh, 19 Oct., 1874, in a balloon 6500 feet above the city of 
Cincinnati, Ohio. She was b. 25 Dec, 1856, in New York City, Ser- 
geant of police force in New York City. 

Children all b. in New York City. 

2990. i. Chari.es IIurd, b. 7 July, 1875; d. 17 June, 1876. 

2991. ii. Sarah, b. 14 May, 1877. 

2992. iii. May, b. 19 March, 1886. 

2205. WILLIAM HERBERT « {Harmon Walker^-""" and Rhoda 
A. {Manzer), Lieut. Daniel ^"^^ Asa/"^^ Ephraim,'''' Lieut. Ephraim.'"* 
Ephraitn,^ George^), b. 17 Feb.. 1858. in Swanton Falls, Vt. ; mar. 
Flora L. Livermore, of Fairmont, Minn., 13 May, 1877. Harness 
maker, Fairmont, Minn. 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 41 5 

Children. 

2993. i. Rena Odessa, b. 18 Oct., 1877. 

2994. ii. George Harmon, b. 10 Oct., 1879. 

2995. iii. Anna Louisa, b. 13 Nov., 1881. 

2996. iv. Hazel Adell, b. 12 Oct., 1884. 

3208. CHARLES « {Adolphus^^^^ and Sally {Fish), Lucius,^'^ 
Asa/"*^ Ephraim^'' Lieut. Ephraim?'' Ephraim,^ George^), b. 3 Feb., 
1826, in Sheldon, Vt. ; mar. Ann F. Butler, 24 April, 1849. Lives in 
Enosburg Falls, Vt. Farmer. 

Children. 

2997. i. Charles Ransom, b. 6 May, 1850; d. 28 Jan., 1862. 

2998. ii. Andrew (adopted), b. 7 Oct., 1851; mar. Addie Towle, 17 Dec, 1872. 

Resides in Everett, Mass. Children: i. Charles J., b. 23 Sept, 
1873; mar. Helen C. Merz, 13 April, 1895. Child: Marjorie Davis, 
b. 4 Dec, 1897. 2. Eva M., b. — Feb., 1875 ; mar. George W. Mc- 
Gill, 24 June, 1897. 

2999. iii. William Butler, b. 20 Feb., 1873; mar. Carlotta May Truax, 29 

May, 1895. 

2212. CHARLES « {Ebenezer Kingsbury ^^^^ and Jane {Tripp), 
Willard,"^^ Asa,-^^ Ephraim,""^ Lieut. Ephraim,'"' EphraimJ" George ^), 
b. in Grant Co., Wis., 14 Dec, 1848; mar. Kitty Dewey, 17 June, 
1876. She was b. 10 March, 1855, in Aurora, 111., and d. 25 Aug., 
1878, in Dallas, Texas. He mar., second, Lena Hanson, 27 Nov., 
1885. She was b. in Stavanger, Norway, and d. 11 July, 1890, in 
Minneapolis, Minn. No children. He mar., third, Amelia A. Brunck, 
6 May, 1892, in Seattle, Wash. She wac b. 24 March, 1857, in Lan- 
caster, Erie Co., Penn. Returned north from Texas in 1878, and 
located in Minneapolis, Minn., where he was an employment agent for 
new railroads. In Jan., 1891, went to Seattle, Wash., and later to 
Lewis and Snohomish Cos., Wash., and in 1895 settled in Sonoma, Cal., 
in the fruit-raising business. 

Children by first wife Kitty D. 

3000. i. Jessamine M., b. 26 Aug., 1877, in Braidwood, Will Co., 111. 



416 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

Children hy third wife Amelia A. 

3001. ii. MiNA B., b. 15 Sept., 1893, in Newaukum, Wash. 

3002. iii. Russell B., b. 22 Sept., 1895, in Sonoma, Cal. 



2313. WILLARD* {Ebenezer Kingsbury ^^''^ and Jane (Tripp), 
Willard,''^^ Asa/"^ Ephraim,"" Lieut. Ephraim,^'' Ephraim,'' George ^), 
b. 24 March, 1851, in Sangamon Co., 111.; mar. Anna M. Culver, in 
La Salle, 111., 6 April, 1880. She was b. in Utica, 111., 21 Feb., 1862. 
Lives in Huntley, Minn. Farmer, 

Children. 

3003. i. Jennie H., b. 4 Sept., 1881, in La Salle, La Salle Co., III. 

3004. ii. Ella Mabel, b. 3 July, 1895, in Huntley, Minn. 

2217. FRANK* {Alanson /i.""^ and Charity (Ide), Gideon,''** 
Eli/^^ Ephraim,°'' Lieut. Ephraifn,^° Ephraim,^ George'^), b. 28 Jan., 
1838, in Borodino, SpafTord, Onondaga Co., N. Y. ; mar. 18 Jan., 1850, 
Amanda Harris, dau. of Rev. Hiram Harris, of Gorham, Ontario Co., 
N. Y. He has been Commissioner of Highways and Overseer of the 
Poor in Borodino. Farmer, living in Borodino. 

Children b. in Borodino. 

3005. i. Unnamed daughter, b. and d. 7 Aup., 1863. 

3006. ii. Edna Browning, b. 17 April, 1871 ; mar. 22 July, 1891, Edgar L, 

Bockes, of Skaneateles, N. V. Children: i. Leslie Colton, b. 2 June, 
1892. 2. Harold Sidney, b. 12 May, 1893. 3. Clair Smith, b. 31 
Oct., 1895. 4. Allan Dennis, b. 31 Jan., 1897. 

2221. DAVID « {Alanson ^.^^oi ^„^/ Charity {Ide), Gideon,""** 
Eli,^""^ Ephraim,"'' Lieut. Ephraim,"^ Ephraim,^ George^), b. 16 Jan., 
1854, in Borodino, SpafTord, Onondaga Co., N. Y. ; mar. 10 Sept., 
1874, Mary A. Mason, dau. of John L. Mason, of Borodino. Farmer. 

Children. 

3007. i. Anna, b. 24 July, 1875. 

3008. ii. Leland Alanson, b. 13 Aug., 1876. 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 41 7 

3226. EDWIN SANFORD « (5//a^ ^^oo ^„^^ q^-^^ {Simmons), 
Silas/'^'' Eli,-^^ Ephraim.r' Lieut. Ephraim?'' Ephraim,^ George^)] 
b. 29 June, 1846, in Sherburne, Vt. ; mar. Clara Maxham, in Lowell, 
Mass., 7 Sept., 1869. Farmer, Sherburne, Vt. 

Children. 

3009. i. Verne Iol.'i, b. 29 Sept., 1872, in Bridgewater, Vt. ; mar. Walter 

Daniel Taylor, 13 Jan., 1897. 

3010. ii. Grant Edwin, b. 20 June, 1878, in Bridgewater. 

301 1. iii. Floyd Harry, b. 13 Sept., 1879. 



2238. HARVEY « {Gideon^^'^-' and Mary {Dean), Silas^'' Eli^^^ 
Ephraim^^ Lieut. Ephraim/'' Ephraim^ George''), b. 14 Aug., 1836, 
in Sherburne, Vt. ; mar. Sarah Turner, of Sherburne, 25 Nov., 1859. 

She d. 1862. He mar., second, Edith L. Pratt, 19 March, 

1863, in Sherburne. She was b. 9 Aug., 1838, in Stockbridge, Vt. 
Farmer, resides in Mendon, Vt. 

Child by first wife Sarah. 

3012. i. Mary, b. 9 Aug., i860 ; mar. James Holey, of Sherburne, 1875. 

Two children. 

Children by second wife, Edith L., all b. in Sherburne. 

3013. ii. Flora, b. 18 May, 1866; mar. Herbert Hassam, of Sherburne, 26 

July, 1884. Child: Son, b. 26 Aug., 1885. 

3014. iii. Wallace, b. 20 Feb., 1870. 

3015. iv. Amanda, b. 15 June, 1871 ; mar. William Hewett, of Pittsford, Vt., 

21 May, 1891. Child: Charles, b. 26 Jan., 1892. 

2242. NORMAN JONES « {Aaron^^''^ and Nancy {Baker), 
Siles,''^'' EliP'' Ephraim,^'' Lieut. Ephraim^"" Ephraim,^ George'^), 
b. 28 March, 1831, in Addison, Vt. ; mar. Jane C. Prindle, in Attica, 
N. Y., 17 May, 1853; d. in Attica, N. Y., 7 Jan., 1854. Druggist. 

Child. 

3016. Norman James, b. 28 March, 1854; d. in Chicago, 111., 2 Dec, 1866. 

27 



418 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

3243. JOHN WESLEY « {Aar on ^^""^ and Nancy {Baker), Silas ^" 
Eli,^^'" Ephraim^'' Lieut. Ephraim^'' Ephraim? George^), b. 26 Aug., 
1833, in Pittsfield, Vt. ; mar. Ann Eliza Goodwin, in Attica, N. Y., 
22 Sept., 1856. He d. in Attica, N. Y., 20 March, 1872. 

Children both b. in Attica, N. Y. 

3017. i. William Goodwin, b. 24 Aug., 1857; mar. No children. 

3018. ii. Mary Aphia, b. 3 Dec, 1861 ; mar. Alonzo O. Rupert, in Wabasha, 

Minn., 10 June, 1891. He was b. 30 July, 1858, in Adrian, Mich. 
No children. Fargo, N. Dak. 

2247. AARON BURR « (^aro« ^^°» and Nancy {Baker), Si/as,^*^ 
Eli/^^ Ephraim/'' Lieut. Ep/iraim,'^ Ephraitn/ George^), b. 25 July, 
1845, in Pittsfield, Vt. ; mar. Nettie Ramsey, 13 Oct., 1878. She was 
b. 8 Jan., 1845, in De Kalb Co., III. Lives in Rockford, 111. 

Children. 

3019. i. George Franklin, b. 30 Oct., 1880. 

3020. ii. Charles Clare, b. 11 Oct., 1882; d. 9 June, i8qo. 

2250. HAZEN TIMOTHY*" {Col. Elisha W.^*^^ and Martha M. 
{Hastings), Silas/'*'' E/i.^°'' Ephraitn,^'' Lieut. Ephraim?"" Ephraim* 
George^), b. 7 April. 1842, in Sherburne, Vt. ; mar. Mary E. Stearns, 
of East Hampton, Mass., 20 June. 1874. Foreman; lives in Jamaica 
Plain, Mass. 

Child. 

3021. Frank H., b. 28 Dec, 1878, in Jamaica Plain, Mass. 

2253. EDGAR ALONZO « {Col. Elisha W.^^^"" and Martha M. 
{Hastings), Silas,''*'' Eli,^^^ Ephraim,^' Lieut. Ephraim,^" Ephraim,^ 
George ^), b. 26 June, 1847, in Sherburne, Vt. ; mar. Annie M. Naylor, 
in Middlefield, Mass., 25 March, 1875. She was b. 10 Jan., 1854, in 
East Lyme, Conn. Living now in Reedley, Cal. 

Child. 

3022. Lotta L., b. 24 Jan., 1882, in Sherburne, Vt. ; mar. Charles Ethan Allen, 

17 June, 1902. 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 419 

2358. ROSTO ELLSWORTH « {Col. Elisha TF."^^ and Martha 
M. {Hastings), Silas,"*' Eli,-"^ Ephraim,^' Lieut. Ephraim,-'' Eph- 
raim/ George^), b. 26 March, 1860, in Sherburne, Vt. ; mar. Jennie 
Estabrook, in Rutland, Vt., 21 Oct., 1886. She d. 10 May, 1890. He 
mar., second, Annie E. Murphy, 21 Nov., 1891. Overseer in the mill 
of his brother, Geo. S. (No. 2251), East Hampton, Mass. 

Child. 

3023. Unnamed daughter, b. 6 May, 1890; d. 11 May, 1890. 

2259, OSCARS {Jonathan ^^^* and Amanda M. {Pratt), Silas,''" 
Eli^^^ Ephraim,^'' Lieut. Ephraivi^'' Ephraiju/ George "■), b. 8 Sept., 
1850, in North Sherburne, Vt. ; mar. Hannah McCollom, in Stock- 
bridge, Vt. Farmer, North Sherburne, Vt. 

Children. 

3024. i. Daisy Ruth, b. 6 April, 1884. 

3025. ii. John, b. 28 Aug., 1893. 

2361. MELVIN B.« {Jonathan^^^^ and Amanda M. {Pratt), 
Silas,"*' Eli,-^^ Ephraim^' Lieut. Ephraim,^^ Ephraim,^ George^), 
b. 8 Dec, 1862, in North Sherburne, Vt. ; mar. Ruth Pollard, in Lud- 
low, Vt, 9 Nov., 1887. Farmer, North Sherburne, Vt. 

Children. 

3026. i. Raymond, b. 5 Nov., 1887. 

3027. ii. Charles, b. 20 June, 1896. 

2285. EDWIN LYMAN « {Rev. Lyman Shepard ^^*' and Nancy 
{Whistler), Moses Shepard/'* Lemuel/^^ Josiah/"' Josiah/* Eph- 
raim/ George^), b. 28 March, 1863, in Otsego, Steuben Co., Ind.; 
mar. Eulalie Maude White, in Circleville, Kan., 18 May, 1893. She 
was b. 4 April, 1875, in Mount Pleasant, Miller Co., Mo. Circleville, 
Kansas. 



420 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

Children all b. in Circleville, Kan. 

3028. i. Mary Eulalie, b. 2 June, 1894. 

3029. ii. Roy Edwin, b. 16 Oct., 1895. 

3030. iii. Clarence Glenn, b. 24 July, 1897. 
3030a. iv. Archie Lyman, . 

3030b. V. Bertha Maude, b. 15 April, 1909. 



2289. WILLIAM MILTON « {Rev. Lyman Shepard"-^*'' and 
Nancy {Whistler), Moses Shepard,'^'* Lemuel, ^^^ Josiah,^''' Josiah^*' 
Ephraim,^ George"^), b. 14 March, 1874, in Jefferson, Kan.; mar. 
Lulu Myrtle White, in Circleville, Kan., 18 April, 1894. She was b. 
1 April, 1877, in Rocky Mount, Miller Co., Mo. He d. 24 Jan., 1898. 
She d. 11 May, 1899. 

Children. 

3031. i. Mary, b. 27 July, 1895. 

3032. ii. Robert William, b. and d. 4 March, 1897. 

3033. iii. Milton Forrest, b. 7 Feb., 1898. 

2292. ELI JUDSON « {Theron ^^^a and Lydia Ann {Coon), Eli,"^'' 
li/iamar/'* Rev. Eli,^'* Rev. Benjamin,-'^ Epliraim? George^), b. 7 
Aug., 1836, in Elk Creek, Erie Co., Penn. ; mar. Mary Emmette Silver, 
in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 16 July, 1859; resides in Kearney, Neb. 

Children. 

3034. i. Lmjia, b. 29 June, 1861, in Lynn Co., Iowa; mar. Robert McGreggor, 

in Seward Co., Neb., — Sept., 1878; d. 4 Dec, 1883. 

3035. ii. Emma, b. 22 Nov., 1865; mar. Luther H. Greenawalt, in Broken Bow, 

Custer Co., Neb., 19 Sept.. 1885. He was b. in Franklin Square, 
Columbiana Co., O., 26 March, 1863. Children: i. Myrtle, b. 26 
Feb., i888, in Arcadia, Valley Co., Neb. 2. Cora, b. 8 A])ril, 1897, 
in Letonia, Ohio. 
3036. iii- Benjamin Franklin, b. 26 March, 1868, in Murray, Iowa; mar. 
Minnie Glenn, in Kearney, Neb., 11 Aug., 1890. 

3037. iv. Theron, b. 17 Dec, 1871. 

3038. V. James, b. 24 Jan., 1875, in Union Co., Iowa. 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 421 

2393. WILLIAM HARRISON « {Theron ^^^^ and Lydia Ann 
{Coon), Eli,^^^ Ithamar,^''^ Rev. Eli,^^" Rev. Benjamin,^'' Ephraim^ 
George'^), b. in Elk Creek, Erie Co., Penn., 23 Nov., 1839; mar. 
Rosina H. Passage, 23 Feb., 1868, in Nunda, Livingston Co., N. Y. 
She was b. in Nunda, 22 June, 1844. Resides in Dalton, N. Y. 

Children. 

3039. i. George Walter, b. 27 July, 1873. 

3040. ii. Hattie Belle, b. 14 April, 1878. 

3294. MARTIN SIMPSON « {Theron ^^'^ and Lydia Ann {Coon), 
Eli,"^^ Ifhamar/''* Rev. Eli^^* Rev. Benjamin/^ Ephraim/ George^), 
b. in Elk Creek, Erie Co., Penn., 4 June, 1842; mar. Martha Louvina 
Merithew, 13 April, 1870, in Portage, Livingston Co., N. Y. She was 
b. in Scio, Allegheny Co., N. Y., 9 Aug., 1847. He d. 31 March, 1889. 
His widow mar., second, Abram Henimingway Tyler, 17 Feb., 1897, 
in Nunda, Livingston Co., N. Y. 

Children, excepting v, all b. in Portage, Livingston Co., N. Y. 

3041. i. Grace Clara, b. 16 Aug., 1872; mar. Jasper Morse Brownell, 17 Jan., 

1889, in Burns, N. Y. Children all b. in Birdsall, Alleghany Co., 
N. Y.: I. Alice Mary, b. 17 Nov., 1889; d. 5 April, 1890. 2. Mabel 
Colton, b. 20 June, 1892. 3. Herbert Simpson, b. 31 Oct., 1893. 4. 
Dora Irene, b. 14 June, 1895. 5. Harry Colton, b. 30 Sept., 1897. 

3042. ii. Mary Estelle, b. 3 March, 1875 ; mar. Ernest Benjamin Wilson, 17 

Feb., 1892, in Oakland, Livingston Co., N. Y. Child: Howard Col- 
ton, b. in Oakland, 29 Sept., 1895. 

3043. iii. John Matthew, b. i Oct., 1879. 

3044. iv. JuDSON Harry, b. 3 Oct., 1884. 

3045. V. Helen Arnold, b. 2 June, 1886, in Burns, Alleghany Co., N. Y. ; d. 

II June, 1886. 

3306. CHARLES WHELPLEY « {Marcus Fayette ^^^^ and Laura 
L. {Whelpley), Eli,^^"- Ithamar,^^* Rev. Eli}^"" Rev. Benjamin,'''^ Eph- 
raim,^ George ^), b. in La Crosse, Wisconsin, 15 June, 1856; mar. Lucy 
M. Losey, 21 Jan., 1878, in Jacksonville, 111. She d. — April, 1887, 
in N. Y. City. He mar., second, Maud Alice Adams, 28 Jan., 1890, in 
Stamford, Conn. She was b. 7 March, 1866, in Brooklyn, N. Y. Was 



422 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

in business with his father in Minneapolis, Minn., till 1879, under the 
firm name of Marcus F. Colton & Son ; now of A. A. Vantine & Co., of 
New York City. 

Children by first tiife Lucy M. 

3046. i. Edith Laura, b. 27 Nov., 1883, in Minneapolis, Minn. 

3047. ii. Lucy Miriam, b. 4 Sept., 1886, in Buffalo, N. Y. 

Children by second wife Maud Alice. 

3048. iii. Raymond Marcus, b. 22 Oct., 1890. 

3049. iv. Charles Whelpley, b. 12 Aug., 1892. 

3050. V. Beatrice, b. 14 Oct.. 1894. 



2308. GEORGE WILLIS « {Marcus Fayette ''^^'^ and Laura L. 
(Whelpley), Eli/^^ It/ia/nar/-* Rev. Eli,'^* Rev. Benjamin,-" Eph- 
raivi^ George'^), b. 29 June, 1860, in La Crosse, Wisconsin; mar. 
Adelaide S. Horton, 6 May, 1886, in Minneapolis, Minn. 

Children. 

3051. i. John Marcus, b. 31 Dec, 1887. 

3052. ii. Laura Helen, b. 23 Dec, 1890; d. 30 Oct., 1894. 

3053. iii. George Willis, b. i Nov., 1895. 

3054. iv. Harvey, b. 19 Oct., 1896. 

3312. LUMAN HOPKINS « {Eli'^"' and Charlotte (Wadsworth), 
Theron,"^^ It/iamar/'* Rev. Eli,^''* Rev. Benjamin,^" Ephrairn,' 
George^), b. 19 June, 1827, in Nelson, Portage Co., Ohio; mar. Ade- 
laide Dickinson, 17 March, 1856, in Shalersville, Portage Co., Ohio. 
She was b. 10 Feb., 1830, in Shalersville. He went with his father 
to Saranac, Ionia Co., Mich., in 1853, and in 1854 to Easton, where he 
was a farmer until 1881, when he removed to Ionia, Mich., his present 
residence (1898). He was Justice of the Peace twenty-four years in 
Easton ; Supervisor four years, and has held other offices. Taught dis- 
trict school twenty-five winter terms : seven in Portage Co., Ohio, and 
eighteen in Ionia Co., Mich. 



EIGHTH GENERATION, 423 

Children both b. in East on, Mich. 

3055. i. Allen Lysander, b. 9 Feb., 1857. He lived on the farm until seven- 

teen, then attended the Ionia High School four years, graduating in 
1878; was clerk and bookkeeper for several years; entered the Uni- 
versity of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1885, graduating Ph. B. in 1889, 
and A. B., 1890. Taught school one year in the High School in 
St. Paul, Minn. In the U. S. Weather Bureau in Washington, 
D. C, one year, and from 1892 to 1897 assistant astronomer in the 
Lick Observatory, Mt. Hamilton, Cal., and while there devoted him- 
self to special lines of astronomical philosophy. Again, 1898, in 
special study in the Michigan University, and 19 10, in Carnegie 
Library, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

3056. ii. Mary Adelaide, b. 27 May, 1871 ; mar. Frederick H. Tighe, Detroit, 

Mich., 29 June, 1908. 



2315. WILLIAM BONNEY » {Eli^^"^ and Charlotte {Wads- 
worth), Theron^^- Ithamarr^ Rev. Eli,^^^ Rev. Benjamin,^'' Eph- 
raim^ George'^), b. 10 March, 1840, in Nelson, Portage Co., Ohio; 
mar. Sylvia Susan Hoyt, in Orleans, Ionia Co., Mich., 7 Oct., 1868. 
She was b. 16 Oct., 1847, in Orleans. He was a farmer in Easton 
vmtil March, 1879, and then removed with his family to Boulder, Col.; 
returned to Michigan in 1882, and about two years after settled in Ash- 
land, Jackson Co., Oregon, to engage in fruit culture. 

Children b. in Easton, Mich. 

3057. i. Bertha Ellen, b. 9 July, 1869; mar. Harry Lincoln Whited, in Ash- 

land, Oregon, 23 Jan., 1895. He was b. 4 April, 1865, in Alden, 
Iowa. Child: Esther, b. 15 Feb., 1896. 

3058. ii. LoRA Marie, b. 13 Jan., 1872. 

3059. iii. Charlotte Elsie, b. 16 May, 1876. 

2316. CLAYTON WELLS « {David Clark ^"2 and Matilda {Har- 
rington), Theron,^^^ Ithamar,^'^^ Rev. Eli,^^^ Rev. Benjamin^^ Eph- 
raim,^ George'^), b. 27 Dec, 1841, in Garrettsville, Portage Co., Ohio; 
mar. Janette J. Somerville, 2 Oct., 1870, in Orleans, Ionia Co., Mich.; 
mar., second, Narcissa Ella Parkinson, 20 April, 1880, in Easton, 
Ionia Co., Mich. She was b. 17 Oct., 1860, in Avon, Oakland Co., 
Mich. 



424 THE COLTON FAMILY. 

Child. 

3060. Clearance Wells, b. 5 Nov., 1882 ; d. 28 Oct., 1886. 

3318. THERON SAMUEL » {David Clark ^3" and Matilda {Har- 
rington), Theron,"^'' Ithamar,^''' Rev. Eli,^^* Rev. Benjamin/'^ Eph- 
raini/ George ^), b. 22 April, 1850, in Nelson, Ohio; mar. Ida Isabel 
Parkinson, 20 April, 1880, in Easton, Ionia Co., Mich. She was b. 
8 Sept., 1858, in Springfield, Oakland Co., Mich. Farmer; lives in 
Easton, Mich. Was elected Town Clerk, 1885 ; d. 1905. 

Children all b. in Easton, Mich. 

3061. i. David Belden, b. 13 July, 1881. Resides Cleveland, O., in 1910. 

3062. ii. Olive Ethel, b. 7 June, 1883. Resides Racine, Wis., in 1910. 

3063. iii. Delia Matilda, b. 5 Oct., 1888. 

3064. iv. Myra Elmena, b. 14 April, 1893. 

3065. v. Laura Emily, b. 18 Feb., 1895. 

3066. vi. Fleda Maria, b. 8 Nov., 1897. 

2319. GEORGE HENRY « {John Belden^^''* and Mary L. {Til- 
den), Theron,""^- Ithamarr-* Rev. Eli^ Rev. Benjamin,-" Ephraim^ 
George * ) , b. 10 Oct., 1848, in Nelson, Portage Co., Ohio; mar. Clara 
Amanda Taylor, 14 Nov., 1873, in Nelson. She was b. 23 Sept., 
1849, in Nelson. He graduated at Hiram College, Hiram, Portage 
Co., Ohio, in 1871. Is now Professor of Natural Sciences in that in- 
stitution. 

Child. 

3067. Mary Bell, b. 8 Oct., 1874, in Nelson. 

2.333. GEORGE" {Samuel Hart^''^'* and Almira {Brockway), 
Samuel,"'''' Samueir-^ Rev. Eli,^^* Rev. Benjamin,''" Ephraim,' 
George'), b. 2 Dec, 1841 ; mar. S. Jane Rodgers, 16 May, 1867. He 
d. 22 July, 1884. She d. 7 April. 1893. 

Children. 

3068. i. Carrie, b. 27 July, 1876; mar. John Enslow, i March, 1893. Children: 

I. George, b. 15 July, 1894. 2. S. Jane, b. 18 Nov., 1896. 

3069. ii. Frederick George, b. 25 March, 1878. 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 425 

2336. JAMES H.« (Sajnuel Hart ^^'^ arid Almira {Brockivay), 
Samuel,^^^ Samuel/^^ Rev. Elt,^^"^ Rev. BeJtjafnin/^ Ephraim/ 
George i), b. 7 April, 1860; mar. Ada Snapp, 23 Feb., 1879. 

Children. 



3070. 1. 

3071- ii- 



2337. NATHANIEL « {Samuel Hart ^^ss and Almira {Brockivay), 
Samuel,^^^ Samuel,^^^ Rev. Eli^^'' Rev. Benjamin?'' Ephraim? 
George ^), b. 10 Nov., 1863; mar. Ida M. McKinney, 13 Nov., 1889. 

Children. 



3072. i. 

3073- ii. 

3074- iii- 



2339. FRANKLIN BIDWELL« {Sidney Brown^^^" and Julia A. 
{Bidwell), Samuel,^^^ Samuel T'^ Rev. Eli,''^'' Rev. Benjamin r'' Eph- 
raim,^ George''), b. 31 Jan., 1849, in Bloomfield, Conn.; mar. Fannie 
J. Flynn, in Hartford, Conn., 29 March, 1876. She d. 4 March, 1882. 
He mar., second, Fidelia H. Howe, in Hartford, Conn., 20 Oct., 1885. 

Children hy first wife, Fannie J., both b. in Hartford. 

3075. i. Louis Frank, b. 2 Nov., 1879. 

3076. ii. Herbert Sidney, b. 21 Feb., 1882. 

Children by second wife, Fidelia H., all b. in Hartford. 

3077. iii. Georgianna, b. 27 June, 1886; d. 27 Aug., 1886. 

3078. iv. LeRoy Prentice, b. 15 Dec, 1887; d. 18 April, 1889. 

3079. V. Howard Frederick, b. 26 April, 1891. 

2340. EDWARD MERRILL « {Sidney Brown ^^^o and Julia A. 
{Bidwell), Samiiel,^^^ Samuel,^-^ Rev. Eli?^^ Rev. Benjamin?" Eph- 
raim? George ^), b. 14 Sept., 1854, in Bloomfield, Conn.; mar. Minnie 
Odesa Griswold, 23 June, 1882. 



426 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

Children. 

3080. i. Arthur Edward, b. 25 March, 1883, in Hartford, Conn. 
3071. ii. Clayton Merrill, b. 27 July, 1885, in Simsbury, Conn. 

3082. iii. Edwin Burton, b. 20 Oct., 1887, in Hartford. 

3083. iv. Harold Franklin, b. 8 Dec, 1889, in Hartford. 

3084. V. Charles Cleveland, b. 6 April, 1894, in Bloomfield. 

3085. vi. Austin Samuel, b. 8 July, 1897, in Hartford. 

2341. FRANCIS SIMEON « {Simeon Edward^^^^ and Rebecca 
{Bartlett), Samuel,"''^ Samuel/^^ Rev. EH,^^* Rev. Benjamin,-'' Eph- 
raim,^ George'^), b. 16 Nov., 1845, in TarifTville, Conn.; mar. Mrs. 
Mary Annie (Marvel) Torrey, of Sunderland, Mass., 13 Aug., 1865, 
in Vernon, Conn. 



') 



Child. 

3086. Mamie Idella, b. 10 June, 1866, in Sunderland, Mass.; d. 9 Nov., 1872, 

in North Leverett, Mass. 

2347. CLARENCE WINSHIP, Rev.» {Charles Alexander ^^""^ 
and Ruth B. {Winship), Joseph,'"'"' Joseph,'"'^'- Benjamin,''^* Rev. Ben- 
jamin,^^ Ephraim,^ George'^), b. 29 Dec, 1839, in Hartford, Conn.; 
mar. Cora Dickerman, of Bethany, Conn., 21 June, 1876. Educated 
in Trinity College, Hartford ; at Normal School, New Britain, Conn., 
and Berkley Divinity School, Middletown, Conn. Ordained Deacon 
in the P. E. Church by Bishop Neely, in Portland, Me., Sept., 1873, 
and Priest by Bishop Williams, of Conn., 13 April, 1877. Rector of 
Christ Church, Bethany, Conn., Aug., 1875, to June, 1880; at Cranston, 
R. I., June, 1880, to Nov., 1881, and at Pine Meadow, Conn., Nov., 
1881, to time of his death, 23 Jan., 1887. His widow mar., second. 
Rev. Samuel D. Paine, of Jacksonville, Fla. 

Child. 

3087. Helen Matilda, b. 24 Jan., 1879; d. 20 July, 1880. 

2.348. HENRY KENEY » {Charles Alexander'^''' and Ruth B. 
{Winship), Joseph,'"'^'' Joseph,^^"- Benjamin,'"''^ Rev. Benjamin,^'" Eph- 
raim," George^), h. 28 June, 1843, in Hartford, Conn.; mar. Caro- 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 427 

line (Golding) Smith, of Spartanburg, S. C, 3 Sept., 1870. He d. in 
Spartanburg, 14 Aug., 1877. 

Child. 

3088. Clarice Winship, b. 21 June, 1871, in Spartanburg, S. C. She graduated 

with honors from the Converse Coll. at Spartanburg. Has adopted 
music as a profession and has spent several years in the study with 
Frau Amalie Joachim, in Berlin, Germany. 

2365. CHARLES AUGUSTUS « {Henry William ^*« and Au- 
gusta {Wilcox), Lawrence,''^'^ John,^"^'^ Zenas,^-'^ Daniel,-^ Ephraiin,^ 
George ^), b. 23 Oct., 1871, in Malone, N. Y. ; mar. Elizabeth Fortune, 
27 Sept., 1890. She was b. 10 July, 1869 j resides in Malone, N. Y. 
Redford, N. Y. 

Children b. in Malone, N. Y. 

3089. i. Pearl Elizabeth, b. 31 July, 1895. 

3090. ii. Harold Charles, b. 20 May, 1897. 
3090b. iii. Leon Frederick, b. 9 Jan., 1899. 

2384. REUBEN WILLIAM « {Alonzo^^''' and Martha {Sivift), 
Clinton,''^^ Reuhen,^^^ Moses ;''''> Isaac, ^^ Ephraim^ George^), b. 28 
July, 1849, in Leicester, Livingston Co., N. Y. ; mar. Emily Mary 
Webster, in Detroit, Mich., 13 Feb., 1881. She was b. 30 May, 1852, 
in Dundas, Ontario, Canada. He was for some years traveling agent 
for the Ballou Basket Co., of Belding, Mich. ; now in mercantile busi- 
ness in Detroit, Mich. 

Children. 

3091. i. Clara Alida, b. 22 Sept., 1883, in Detroit, Mich. 

3092. ii. Cana Luella, twin of Clara Alida, b. 22 Sept., 1883, in Detroit, Mich.; 

d. 6 July, 1884, in Brantford, Ontario, Can. 

2394. REUBEN LORENZO « {Joseph Buck^"'' and Abbie N. 
{Winegard), Clinton,''^'- Reuben,^^^ Moses^^^ Isaac, ^^ Ephraim,^ 
George^), b. 10 Nov., 1862, in West Webster, N. Y. ; mar. Reta Es- 
tella Purcell, in West Webster, 12 Aug., 1881. He was a manufacturer 



428 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

of wagons, carriages, etc., in West Webster, till 1893, when he removed 
to Buffalo, N. Y., and entered the employ of the Wagner Palace Car 
Co., as builder of car bodies. Since July, 1895, in the U. S. post-office 
service in Buffalo. 

Children. 

3093. i. George Washington, b. 22 Feb., 1882, in West Webster; d. 14 Sept., 

1884. 

3094. ii. Etta Ophelia, b. 3 Aug., 1885, in West Webster. 

3095. iii. Lilian Pearl, b. 13 Sept., 1891, in West Webster. 

3096. iv. Gertrude May, b. 30 Sept., 1893, in Buffalo, N. Y. 

2395. ALBERT JAY, M. D.^ {Joseph Buck^^'"" and Abbie M. 
{Winegard), Clinton,''^'' Reuben,''*'' Moses,^'" Isaac,^'' Ephraim* 
George^), b. 18 April, 1864, in West Webster, N. Y. ; mar. Stella 
Marvin, in Springwater, N. Y., 28 Jan., 1892. She was dau. of Ad- 
dison and Ruth Marvin, b. 6 Aug., 1867. He received his early edu- 
cation in the schools of his native town, and in 1885 he entered the 
Normal School of Genesee, N. Y. In 1887 he entered the Medical 
Department of the Niagara University, Buffalo, N. Y., from which 
institution he was graduated with the class of 1890 (15th April), with 
the degree of M. D. By competitive examination he then received an 
appointment as Resident Physician in the Buffalo Hospital of the Sis- 
ters of Charity, which position he filled one year, and in 1892 he re- 
ceived an appointment as assistant demonstrator of Anatomy from his 
Alma Mater. On leaving the hospital service he established himself 
in private practice in Buffalo, where by skill, diligence and patience 
he has worked up a large and increasing practice. He is a member of 
the Erie County Medical Society; Central N. Y. State Medical So- 
ciety; Buffalo Academy of Medicine, and is one of the organizers of 
the Aesculapian Club of Buffalo. In 1889-90 he was president of the 
club, and was elected Chairman of the Obstetrical Section of the Acad- 
emy of Medicine for the year 1890-91. He is also a member of several 
fraternal societies, viz., I. O. O. F. ; K. O. T. M., and I. O. F. 

Children b. in Buffalo, N. Y. 

3097. i. Ruth Abigail, b. 11 Oct., 1895. 

3098. ii. Ralph Marvin, twin of Ruth Abigail, b. 11 Oct., 1895. 
3098b. iii. Harold Joseph, b. 3 April, 1899. 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 429 

2407. WALTER S.« [Reuben ^^'^ and Fidelia B. (Wood), Clin- 
ton,'"'^ Reiiben/^^ Moses^^^ Isaac ^"^ Ephraivi? George^), b. 16 Jan., 
1865, in Grove, N. Y. ; mar. Louisa M. Hale, in Hartford, Conn., 11 
Sept., 1890. 

Child. 

3099. Hale Lincoln, b. 12 Feb., 1892, in Grove, N. Y. 

2408. ELBERT R.« [Reuben^^'^ and Fidelia B. {Wood), Clin- 
ton/^^ Reuben,"^^ Moses ^^"^ Isaac,^'> Ephraim,^ George^), b. 15 Oct., 
1871, in Grove, N. Y. ; mar. Mary C. Steih, in Grove, N. Y., 22 Oct., 
1891. Farmer, Dalton, N. Y. 

Child. 

3100. Leroy Franklin, b. 10 Oct., 1892, in Grove, N. Y. 

2411. GEORGE BURDETT « {Miles^^^^ and Lois Elvira {Wor- 
den), Clinton, ^''^ Reuben,^^^ Moses, ''^^ Isaac,^"" Ephraim,^ George^), 
b. 22 June, 1861, in Yorkshire, Cattaraugus Co., N. Y. ; mar. Winni- 
fred Benedict, in Cass, Jones Co., Iowa, 10 March, 1891. Farmer; 
resides in Cass, Iowa. 

Children b. in Cass, Jones Co., Iowa. 

3101. i. Edna Dora, b. 27 May, 1892. 

3102. ii. Ralph Burdett, b. 16 June, 1893. 

3103. iii. Lois Luannah, b. 21 March, 1895. 

2412. JOSEPH ANSON « {Miles^''^ and Lois Eloise (Worden), 
Clinion,'^"- Reuben,^^^ Moses, ^^^ Isaac^'^ Ephraim,^ George^), b. 11 
March, 1866, in Cass, Jones Co., Iowa; mar. Eunice Erminnie Darrow, 
in Cass, 1 Jan., 1894. Farmer. 

Child. 

3104. JosiE Fern. 



430 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

2414. ADDISON 0.« {Chester L.^"'^ and Eveline M. (Metcalf), 
Martin;^" Reuben/*^ Moses,"--"" Isaac,^" Ephraim,^ George '^), b. 12 
Aug., 1858, in Sardinia, N. Y. ; mar. R. Rosina Lamony, in Clymer, 
N. Y., 1 Sept., 1881. Lives in Chautauqua, N. Y. 

Children. 

3105. i. WiLLi.\M Walter, b. 28 Feb., 1883, in Jamestown, N. Y. 

3106. ii. May Evelyn, b. 10 May, 1886, in Chautauqua. 

3107. iii. Earl Orlando, b. 10 Jan., 1891, in Spartanburg, Penn. 

24:57. HIRAM ERWIN " {Luther ^*^' and Roxie Jane {Hamblin), 
Walter/^^ Aaron,''*" Moses,^^" Isaac, ^"^ Ephraim,^ George^), b. 15 
Jan., 1850, in Gouverneur, N. Y. ; mar. Nellie Miller, in Morristown, 
N. Y., 11 Oct., 1877. She was b. 12 Oct., 1855. in Morristown. 
Farmer; resides in Morristown, N. Y. 

Children, excepting No. i, all b. in Morristoivn. 

3108. i. Ada May, b. in Richville, N. Y., 24 Nov., 1879. 

3109. ii. Raymond W., b. 2 March, 1884; d. 4 Sept., 1884. 

31 10. iii. Myron George, b. 5 Feb., 1887. 

31 1 1. iv. William Luther, b. 9 Aug., 1890. 

3 1 12. V. Carroll Erwi.n, b. 23 Feb., 1896. 

24.38. ROSELL LUTHER « {Luther ^*^'' and Roxy Jane {Ham- 
blin), Walter,'"'^ Aaron,^*"" Moses,'"'"'' lsaac,^° Ephraim,^ George"), 
b. 7 Dec, 1851, in Richville, N. Y. ; mar. Libbie Briggs, of Richville, 
11 Feb., 1873. Resided on the old homestead farm in Richville till 
Dec, 1899, when he removed to Bethel, Vermont. 

Children. 

3113. i. Ida May, b. 9 Jan., 1874, in De Kalb, N. Y. ; mar. Everett Smith, in 

Richville, 16 Feb., 1898. Child: Irene M., b. 21 Feb., 1899. 

3114. ii. John Elmer, b. 29 March, 1875, in Gouverneur; mar. Nina Rendrew, 

of De Kalb, N. Y., 29 March, 1899, in Rensselear Falls, N. Y. 
31 15. iii- Walter Judson, b. 14 May, 1877, in Gouverneur; mar. Florence A. 
Kendrew, in Richville, N'. Y., 16 Feb., 1898. 

31 16. iv. Irene Maud, b. 14 Feb., 1879, in De Kalb. 

31 17. V. Wilson Luther, b. 11 March, 1886, in Mcrristown, S. Lawrence 

Co., N. Y. 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 43 1 

2439. EUGENE JUDSON « {Luther "^^ and Roxy Jane [Ham- 
blin), Walter, -"^^ Aaron/^^ Moses,^^^ Isaac, ^"^ Ephraim^ George^), b. 
16 Jan., 1854, in Richville, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y. ; mar. Anna J. 
Stevenson, 23 May, 1877. She was b. 25 Nov., 1855, in New York 
City, and d. there 23 Sept., 1890. He graduated at Eastman's Business 
College, 1871; has been successively in the dry-goods business in 
Ogdensburg, N. Y. ; the U. S. Life Insurance Co., of N. Y. City, and 
the book house of D. Appleton & Co. ; has for twenty years been special 
representative of Chas. Scribner's Sons in various cities of the United 
States, Canada, England and Scotland. 

Child. 

31 18. Grace Belle, b. 29 March, 1878, in New York City; d. in New York, 1882. 

2440c. GEORGE MARION » {Luther ^^^-^ and Roxy Jane {Ham- 
blin), Walter,''^ Aaron,^*^ Moses,'^^ Isaac,'" Ephraim^ George''), b. 
12 March, 1860, in Richville, N. Y. ; mar. Mattie Roulston, of Rich- 
ville, N. Y., 10 Dec, 1885, in Minneapolis, Minn. He is a mill-wright 
in one of the large saw mills in Minneapolis. 

Children, excepting No. i, all b. in Minneapolis. 

31 19. i. Roy Eugene, b. 14 Feb., 1S87, in Brooklyn, Minn. 

3120. ii. IvA Clare, b. 25 July, 1889, in Minneapolis. 

3121. iii. Don Marion, b. 15 Sept., 1891. 

3122. iv. Roy Roulston, b. 9 Oct., 1894; d. 19 Sept., 1895. 

2440d. RUSSELL JOHNSON « (ZwM^r "" and Roxy Jane 
{Harnblin), Walter, '^^ Aaron,'"^ Moses, ^-^ Isaac,''' Ephraim,* 
George ^), b. 13 Feb., 1862, in Richville, N. Y. ; mar. Nettie L. Jordan, 
in Minneapolis, Minn., 13 March, 1884. She was b, 20 June, 1863, 
in Deblois, Washington Co., Me. 

Children, excepting No. iv, all b. in Shingle Cr., Minn. 

3123. i. Cyrus Russell, b. 11 Jan., 1885. 

3124. ii. Eva Maud, b. 10 Dec, 1886. 

3125. iii. Flora Belle, b. 29 March, 1888. 

3126. iv. Henry Monroe, b. 24 Oct., 1891, in Monticello, Minn. 



432 THE COLT ON FAMILY, 

2441. EMERSON « {Hiram ^*^^ and Lydia {Van Zant), Walter,'"'^ 
Aaron^^^ Moses,^'^^ Isaac,^" Ephraim? George''), b. 11 July, 1843, in 
Antwerp, N. Y. ; mar. Cynthia Robertson, 4 July, 1865, in Monmouth, 
Warren Co., 111. She was b. 30 Sept., 1846. Went to California in 
1895. Mason; lives in San Francisco, Cal. 

Children. 

3127. i. Rosa, b. 22 May, 1866, in Cameron, Warren Co., 111.; mar. A. L. 

Grenman, in Atlantic, Cass Co., Iowa, 25 Nov., 1889. Children: 
I. Cynthia Inez, b. 24 Jan., 1886, in Shell City, Minn.; d. 18 May, 
1895. 2. Burt Lisle, b. 19 Feb., 1891, in San Francisco, Cal. 3. 
Charles Cecil, b. 6 Feb., 1895. 4. Effie Zelma, b. 13 June, 1897. 

3128. ii. Myrtie Ire.ne, b. 7 Sept., 1871 ; cl. 15 May, 1882. 

2454. MILFORD DELOSS « {Walter '*^^ and Sarah Jane {Dem- 
ming), Walter, '"^ Aaron,^*"" Moses, ''^'> Isaac J"" Ephraim,'' George^), 
b. 16 Aug., 1861, in Woods Mill, Jefferson Co., N. Y. ; mar. Martha 
Jennie King, 26 March, 18 — , in Cincinnati, Iowa. Farmer and 
stock raiser. 

Children. 

3129. i. Edith Grace, b. 6 March, 1885. 

3130. ii. John Elbert, b. 5 Feb., 1887. 

3131. iii. George Raymond, b. i March, 1889. 

3132. iv. Clarence Walter, b. 14 Aug., 1892. 

3133. V. Charles Russel, b. i Jan., 1895. 

3134. vi. Henry Lee, b. iq Sept., 1897. 

2459. MELVIN ALANDER* {William G.""^ and Polly {Stock- 
well), Lathrop;''* Aaron, ^^'^ Moses,''-'' Isaac,^" Ephraim,^ George'), 
b. 19 Sept., 1854, in Russell, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y. ; mar. Eurilla 
Amelia Stockwell, in Russell, N. Y., 16 June, 1878. She was b. 23 
Oct., 1859, and d. 14 June, 1895. Farmer; Lisbon, No. Dak. 

Children. 

3135. i. Leona Elizabeth, b. 7 April, 1880, in Russell, N. Y. 

3136. ii. Earl Dldi.ey, b. 6 May, 1888, in Lisbon, N. Dak. 

3137. iii. Roland Fenimore, b. 10 Feb., 1891, in Lisbon. 

3138. iv. William G., b. 6 Dec, 1893, in Lisbon. 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 433 

2460. ADELBERT SYLVESTERS {William G}^"^ and Polly 
{Stockwell), Lathrop,'^'' Aaro?i/*^ Moses,^^^ Isaac,^"" Ephraim* 
George^), b. 18 May, 1856; mar. Asenath Town, 29 Aug., 1875. She 
was b. 30 Sept., 1860. 

Children. 

3139. i. Lillian May, b. 28 July, 1876, in Russell, N. Y. ; d. 25 Dec, 1876. 

3140. ii. Sherborne Sumner, b. 13 June, 1878; d. 8 Jan., 1879. 

3141. iii. Grace Lepearl, b. 30 Nov., 1883, in Lisbon, N. Dak. 

3142. iv. Ernest Milton, b. 18 Feb., 1886, in Lisbon. 

3143. V. Stanley Sansom, b. 27 Feb., 1892, in Lisbon. 

3144. vi. Alice Vanorva, b. 28 Dec, 1894. 

2473. GEORGE HENRY, Rev.^ (^ar^n "«* and Maria {Cassada), 
Lat/irop/^* Aaron/*^ Moses/''^ Isaac/'' Ephraim/ George''), b. 2 
Sept., 1854, in Russell, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y. ; mar. Celestia E. 
Blanchard, in Richville, N. Y., 24 March, 1876. She was b. in Russell, 
23 July, 1853, and d. 11 May, 1891, in Lisbon, Ransom Co., North 
Dak. He mar., second, Kate Baker, of Schnectady, N. Y., 15 Feb., 
1893. She d. 5 May, 1895. He mar., third, Vinnie Goddard, of Bar- 
tow, Florida, 25 Dec, 1897. She was b. 18 Dec, 1872, in Palmetto, 
Fla. He was proprietor of a large farm near Lisbon, and also of the 
Colton Roller Mills in same place, until Oct., 1895, when he went to 
Bartow, Fla. From early life he has been identified with and active 
in church work, and in March, 1898, he was ordained a minister in the 
" Church of God." 

Child by adoption. 

3145. i. Luella, b. 16 Aug., 1881. 

Children by wife Kate B. 

3146. ii. Kate, b. 5 May, 1895. 

3147. iii. Ruth, twin of Kate, b. 5 May, 1895. 

Children by wife, Vinnie G., b. in Bartow, Fla. 

3149. iv. George Harvey, b. 7 Dec, 1898. 

3150. V. Pearl, b. 2 March, 1900. 

28 



434 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

2479. MYRON EVERETT « (/a/H^j ^"« and Elizabeth {Robin- 
son), Lathrop.''^* Aarofi/*^ Moses^''' Isaac, ^"^ Ephraim,^ George "■), 
b. 3 March, 1868, in Russell, St. Lawrence Co., N, Y. ; mar. Linnie 
Lee Gotham, of Russell, N. Y., 25 Dec, 1887. She was b. 25 March, 
1868. 

Children all b. in Clare, St. Laivrence Co., N. Y. 

3151. i. Everett Leroy, b. 21 Jan., 1889. 

3152. ii. Verno.v Claud, b. 17 Sept., 1890. 

3153. iii. Charles Henry, b. 14 July, 1892. 

3154. iv. Leslie Cecil, b. 5 Sept., 1894. 

2485. LESLIE DEFOREST « {Joseph Lynn "»» and Diana {Rob- 
inson), Lathrop,''^* Aaron,^*^ Moses,^^^ /saac,^° Ephraim,^ George^), 
b. 3 Oct., 1865, in Russell, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y. ; mar. Nettie 
Miller, in Minot, N. Dak., 14 May, 1871. She was b. 19 May, 1871, 
in Norwood, 111. He was a farmer and stock raiser in Burlington, 
N. Dak., till Aug., 1894, when he removed with his father to Bartow, 
Fla., where he now (1898) resides, engaged in truck farming and 
raising oranges, etc. 

Children. 

3155. i. Walter George, b. 19 Feb., 1893, in Burlington, N. Dak. 
3x56. ii. Laura Stella, b. 11 Dec, 1894, in Bartow, Fla. 

3157. iii. Alvin Bruce, b. 17 Aug., 1897, in Bartow, Fla. 

2489. SIDNEY « {Ezra "^o and Mary {Ward), Sidney,'"'' Aaron,''*'' 
Moses,^^^ Isaac,^'' Ephraim} George'^), b. 23 Jan., 1868, in Fine, 
N. Y. ; mar. Martha E. Johnson, 29 June, 1891. Farmer in Fine, St. 
Lawrence Co., N. Y. 

Children. 

3158. i. Guy Sidney, b. 15 Oct.. 1892. 

3159. ii. Burt Leon, b. 12 Jan., 1894. 

3160. iii. Mark John, b. 20 Jan., 1896. 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 435 

2499. JOSEPH RICHARD « {Edward Wells ^"o and Susan M. 
{Heard), Richard,''^^ Isaac, ^^'^ Stephen,-"^^ Isaac^"" Ephraim,^ 
George^), b. 12 Feb., 1869, in Northfield, Mass.; mar. Ada Newell 
Starr, of Uncasville, Conn., 10 Jan., 1899, in Northfield, Mass.; re- 
sides in Northfield; is clothing agent of Wanamaker & Brown, of 
Philadelphia, Penn. 

Child. 

3 16 1. Florence Amanda, b. 5 Nov., 1899, in Northfield, Mass. 

2506. WILLIAM E.« {Lorenzo Dow^''^'' and Saraph {Messenger), 
Alanson,''^* Thankful/''^ Thomas,^^^ Ensign Thomas,*'^ Capt. Thomas,^ 
George^), b. 11 Aug., 1853; mar. Minerva West, 19 Oct., 1874. She 
was b. 20 July, 1855, in Ida, Monroe Co., Mich. 

Children. 

3162. i. Louis E., b. 4 Dec, 1876, in Summerfield, Monroe Co., Mich. 

3163. ii. Frederick Augustus, b. 27 March, 1879, in Summerfield. 

3164. iii. Henry Carson, b. 30 March, 1883, in Parma Jackson Co., Mich. 

2512. EDWARD WALTERS {Doctor Aaron""" and Henrietta 
{Lyman), Aaron,'^^ Israel,^^^ Dea. Aaron,^''^ William*^ Capt. 
Thomas,^ George^), b. 3 Jan., 1858, in Great Barrington, Mass.; 
mar. Angie B. Dean, of Dalton, Mass., 10 May, 1882. She was b. 
18 Sept., 1859. Sewing-machine supplies, Boston, Mass. Resides in 
Braintree, Mass. 

Children. 

3165. i. Mervyn Clifford, b. 17 April, 1883, in Adams, Mass.; d. 23 Dec, 

1895. Drowned in his efl^orts to save two younger boys. 

3166. ii. Marion, b. 4 Dec, 1887, in Brockton, Mass. 

3167. iii. Winthrop Dean, b. 8 Feb., 1890, in Brockton, Mass. 

2514. OLCOTT BLISS « {Edwin Kingsley^^^^ and Lucinda E, 
{Reynolds), Warham/'>'- Israel,^"*"" Dea. Aaron,"^ William*'' Capt. 
Thomas,^ George^), b. 16 Jan., 1850, in Longmeadow, Mass.; mar. 



436 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

Helen Clark Coomes, in Longmeadow, 17 Sept., 1872. She was b. 9 
Nov., 1851. Resides in Hartford, Conn.; managing member of the 
finn of Smith, Brown & Co., manufacturers of harness, saddlery, etc. 
Is a Deacon in the Asylum Hill Congregational Church, of Hartford. 

Children. 

3168. i. Helen Olcott, b. 18 Aug., 1874, in Longmeadow; d. 3 June, 1895, 

in Hartford. 

3169. ii. Harold Bradford, b. 16 Sept., 1879, in Hartford, entered Yale Coll., 1897. 

3170. iii. Marguerite, b. 21 May, 1881, in Hartford. 

25'20. JOHN ELY 8 {William Ely^'-'"' and Margaret E. {Pcring- 
ton), William Merrick,'"''^ Dea. William,^'''' Dea. Aaron,'"'^^ William,*'' 
Capt. Thomas,^ Gcurgc'^), b. 24 Sept., IS-l-S ; mar. Rosalie Walter 
Colton, dau. of William and Anna H. (Saunders) Colton, 7 Oct., 1874 
(see No. 1612). Merchant, residing in Union, S. C. 

Children all b. in Union, S. C. 

3171. i. William Ely, b. 16 Dec, 1876. 

3172. ii. Walter Wadsworth, b. 27 Sept., 1878. 

3173. iii. Nena Perington, b. 9 Feb., 1881. 

2541. HARRY SMITH » {Henry Chapin "" and Mary Ann 
{Ferry), Dea. David, ^"^^ Lieut. Henry, ^""^ Henry ^""^ Ebenezer,*"^ Capt. 
Thomas,^ George'^), b. 22 Jan., 1869, in Montpelier, Vt. ; mar. Alice 
Mary Frink, 3 Jan., 1895, in Montpelier. With his father in the 
manufacture of saddlery, hardware, etc., in Montpelier, under the firm 
name of the Colton Manufacturing Co. 

Child. 

3174. Henry Frink, b. 27 May, 1896. 

2546. RICHARD STORRS » {Frederick Henry, M. Z?."*^ and 

Elizabeth Alice {Gray), Jacob,^'"'- Jacob,*'"'' Henry ^'"'^ Ebenezer,*^ 
Capt. Thomas,^ George'^), b. 20 Sept., 1872, in Brooklyn, N. Y. ; 
mar. Margaret Deane Whittier, in Brooklyn, 12 Oct., 1895. He grad- 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 437 

uated from the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute in 1887, and from Yale 
in 1892. Lawyer, practicing in Brooklyn. 

Child. 

3175. Deane Whittier, b. 9 Nov., 1896, in Brooklyn. 

255S, WILLIAM L.« {Andrew r.i«^« and Martha J. {Hunt), 
Rufus/^^ Ebenezer Chandler*"^ Capt. Ebenezer,^''^ Ebenezer*'' Capt. 
Thomas,^ George'^), b. in Roanoke, Ind., 27 Aug., 1863; mar. Mary 
Maloney, 6 April, 1887, in Burlington, Ind. She was b. 8 March, 
1866, in Lafayette, Ind. Is in life-insurance business in Lafayette. 

Child. 

3176. Zo Zo Ellen, b. 8 March, 1888. 

3583. FRANK HILL « {Franklin Boardman^^^^ and Catharine 
{Hill), Ebenezer/^' Melzar/^^ Capt. Ebenezer,^'^ Ebenezer*' Capt. 
Thomas,^ George'^), b. 27 June, 1860, in Philadelphia, Penn. ; mar. 
Louisa A. Brooks, in Darby, Penn., 15 Dec, 1881. Engineer and 
superintendent, Wilmington, Del. 

Children, excepting i, all b. in Wilmington, Del. 

3177. i. Ellen M., b. 8 Jan., 1883, in Philadelphia, Penn. I 

3178. ii. Franklin Boardman, b. 12 Aug., 1885. 

3179. iii. Anna Brooks, b. 9 Jan., 1890. 

3180. iv. Sarah Midgley, b. 26 May, 1893. 

3181. V. Luella, b. 16 Dec, 1895. 

3586. HENRY BLOOD « {Franklin Boardman i««2 and Catharine 
{Hill), Ebenezer,^^' Melzar*^"" Capt. Ebenezer,'"''^ Ebenezer," Capt. 
Thomas,^ George"^), b. 19 July, 1868, in Philadelphia, Penn.; mar. 
"Lizzie Wandell Jones, in Wilmington, Del., 6 June, 1891. 

Children. 

3182. i. Helen May, b. 10 March, 1892, in Wilmington. 

3183. ii. Edith Madeline, b. 19 Jan., 1894. 



438 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

3608. WILLIAM ALFRED « {Chester ^'^^ and Elizabeth {Ger- 
row), James/^^ Georgc,*^^ John/^^ Lieut. John/^ John,^ George'^), 

b. 4 July, 1867, in ; mar. Rachel Lane, of Scugog, Ontario, 

Can., 5 Sept., 1888. 

Children. 

3184. i. Renie, b. 3 Oct., 1889. 

3185. ii. Hazel Maud, b. 3 Aug., 1891. 

3186. iii. Mildred, b. 8 March, 1893. 

3187. iv. Harold Grant, b. 23 April, 1896. 

2618. FREDERICK LOREN » [Alfred Johnson^'"'^ and Jane A. 
(Roby), John,°'>- John*^* John,^^^ Lieut. John,^^ John,'' George^), 

b. 23 Feb., 1861, in ; mar. Cora V. AUbee, in South Fairloe, 

Vt., 4 June, 1890. 

Children all b. in Norwood, Mass. 

3188. i. Alva Allbee, b. 15 Sept., 1892. 

3189. ii. Mildred May, b. 14 April, 1894. 

3190. iii. Ruth Lillian, b. 21 June, 1896. 
3190b. iv. George Milton, b. 29 Oct., 1898. 
3190C. V. Rachel Evelyn, b. 19 April, 1904. 
3i9od. vi. Chester Eldo.n, b. 14 August, 1907. 

36:^6. JOSEPH ELI " [David Baldwin ^"^ and Helen M. 
[Adams), Solomon 5.,»" Asahcl,*'''' Solomon,'^^ Lieut. John,'''' John,* 
George^), b. 15 Feb., 1858, in Fair Haven, Vt. ; mar. Alice Viola 
Thomas, in Fort Ann, N. Y., 26 May, 1880. She was b. 16 Jan., 
1862, in Fort Ann; d. in West Rutland, Vt., 7 April, 1890. He mar., 
second, Susan Asenath Humphrey, dau. of Edward L. Humphrey, of 
Pittsfield, Mass., 12 April, 1892. He was for some years printer and 
publisher of the Fair Haven " Era," Fair Haven, Rutland Co., Vt., 
and since 1882 Secretary, etc., Berkshire Typewriter Paper Co., of 
Pittsfield, Mass. 

Child by first wife Alice V. 

3191. i. William Wallace, b. 25 Dec, 1883, in Pittsfield, Mass.; mar. 5 Nov., 

Nov., 1907, Marion Ward; dau. of Edward Ward, of Linden, Mass. 
Child: Thelma, b. 15 Jan., 1909, in Dalton, Mass. 



EIGHTH GENERATION. 439 

Child by second wife Susan A. 

3192. ii. Robert Humphrey, b. 14 Aug., 1896. 

3637. DAVID BIGELOW^ {David Baldwin^^^^ and Helen M. 
{Adams), Solomon 5./"^ Asahel,*''^ Solojnon, '-'''' Lieut. John,'''' JohnJ> 
George'^), b. 23 April, 1861, in Fair Haven, Vt. ; mar. Stella Martha 
Beckley, dau. of David R. Beckley, of Mendon, St. Joseph Co., Mich., 
4 June, 1884. Is with the Hulbert Stationery Co., Pittsfield, Mass. 

Children. 

3193. i. Vera Beckley, b. 21 July, 1888. 
3193b. ii. David Winthrop, b. 7 Oct., 1904. 

3639. FREDERICK WEEKS « {George Washington"*^ and 

Susan Emily {Weeks), Hiram/^^ Simon,^^" George/'''^ Capt. Simon,^^ 
John,^ George''), b. 25 Aug., 1856; mar. Alice May Saul, 21 May, 
1881, in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

Children. 

3194. i. George Le Roy, b. 2 June, 1882, in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

3195. ii. Frederick Sidney, twin of George Le Roy, b. 2 June, 1882, in' 

Brooklyn. 

3196. iii. Kenneth Alden, b. 21 Jan., 1893, in Montclair, N. J. 

3670. JOHN BURT 8 {John Burt"^* and Mary A. {Thomas), 

Chaunccy S./^^ Justin/^^ Capt. Gad,""""^ Capt. Simon,^'' John^ 
George'^), b. 26 April, 1871, in Galesburg, 111.; mar. Marie Amelia 
Brunette, 14 June, 1893, in Chicago, 111. She was b. 26 Sept., 1864, 
in London, England. 

Child. 

3197. Marie Rosa, b. 22 April, 1895, in Kansas City, Kan. 

3671. CHAUNCEY S.« {John Burt^'^^ and Mary A. {Thomas), 
Chauncey S./^^ Justin,"^^ Capt. Gad,'"''^ Capt. Simon/^ John,^ 
George'^), b. 23 Aug., 1872, in Galesburg, 111.; mar. Mary A. Gordon, 



440 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

24 Dec, 1893. She was b. 5 Sept., 1863, and d. 14 Jan., 1896, in 
Kansas City, Mo. He mar., second, Henrietta S. Barber, 23 Sept., 
1897. She was b. 24 May, 1879, in Louisville, Ky. 

3674. GEORGE RADCLIFFE, Col.« {Francis^'''' and Frances 
A. (Garey), Chamicey 5./'^ Justin *^^ Capt. Gad J''''' Capt. Sitnon/* 
John/ George'^), b. 10 April, 1865, in Galesburg, 111.; mar. Jessie T. 
McLeod, 16 Oct., 1889. Cashier and manager of the Central Nebraska 
National Bank, of David City, Neb. Colonel of the National Guard 
of Nebraska. Was member of the State Legislature 189 — to 189 — , 
and has been offered higher positions of public service. In 1898, 
in U. S. service as Lieut,-Col., 1st Regt., Neb. Vol., in service in the 
Philippines. Now 1911 Governor of Porto Rico. 

Children. 

3198. i. Francis, b. 30 Aug., 1890. 

3199. ii. Ethridgk McLeod, b. 10 Dec, l89^ 



Nttitif (^mtmtwn 



2708. CHAUNCEY CORNELIUS « {Francis L}^^^ and Rosenah 
{Ives), Levi,^^"" Levi,^^^ Charles,^'''' Timothy, ^^ George,''^ Isaac^ 
George ^), b. 5 Nov., 1861, in New York City; mar. Eugenia Talmage, 
in New Haven, Conn., 30 Nov., 1887. She was b. 7 Aug., 1862, in 
New Haven. Carriage trimmer; resides in Springfield, Mass. 

Child. 

3200. George Ellsworth, b. 23 Dec, 1890, in Merrimac, Mass. 

2T33. ARTHUR WILBER » {Stephen ^^'^ and Hannah {Iliff), 
Solomon,^^^ Solomon,"^^ Charles,-''^ Timothy,''^ George,''^ IsaacJ" 
George^), b. 16 June, 1870, in Elmira, N. Y. ; mar. Bertha Grant, in 
Bath, N. Y., 14 Sept., 1892. She was b. 23 Jan., 1874. 

Children all b. in Bath, N. Y. 

3201. i. William Sherman, b. 6 Jan., 1894. 

3202. ii. Clarence Grant, b. i Jan., 1896. 

3203. iii. Olive May, b. 30 Sept., 1897. 

2734. CHARLES MAURICE ^ {Stephen''^''^ and Hannah {Iliff), 
Solomon,^^^ Solomon,*^"- Charles,'"''^ Timothy,^^ George,^^ Isaac^ 
George'^), b. 6 Dec, 1872, in Elmira, N. Y. ; mar. Rose Mathews, in 
Horseheads, N. Y., 9 June, 1895. She was b. 4 July, 1874. 

Child. 

3204. Florence E., b. 2 Nov., 1897, in Elmira, N. Y 

2741. RUFUS SIDNEY » {Alonzo''^'''' and Emma {Davis), 
Alojizo,^'^^'' Rev. Abishai,^""" George,''^'' George,^^ George,''^ Isaac,- 

441 



442 THE COLTON FAMILY. 

George'^), b. 26 July, 1871, in Minersville, Utah; mar. Mary F. Thorn- 
ton, in Richfield, Utah, 20 March, 1899. 

Child. 

3205. Flossy, b. 15 Dec, 1899, in Minersville, Utah. 

2746. GRANT H."> {William Mortimer ^^'^'^ and Nettie (Evans), 
Calvin Sivan,^'^^* Rev. Abishai,^^* George,^^' Gcorge,^^ Gcorge^^ 
Isaac^ George '^), b. 15 March, 1860, in Waverly, Iowa; mar. Katha- 
rine McCauley, in Seattle, Washington, 27 Dec, 1894. He graduated 
from the Iowa State College, at Ames, 1887, as B. S. Has been for 
six years Professor of Chemistry and Physics in the Seattle High 
School. Is a member of the Iowa Academy of Sciences, etc. 

Child. 

3206. Grace, b. 17 July, 1897, in Seattle. 

2766. HIRAM WATTS" (Hiram ''"'^ and Mary L. (Kelly), 
Hiram,^°-^ Julius,^°^ George J^'^'' George, ^'^ George,^^ Isaac^ George '^), 
b. 11 Sept., 1859; mar. Nellie Lee Stokes, in Roxbury, Mass., 27 June, 
1882. She was b. 19 May, 1864, in New York City, and d. 14 Feb., 
1899. Resides 220 Franklin St., Boston, Mass. 

Children. 

3207. i. Emily Marian, b. 28 Dec, 1883; d. 5 Jan., 1884. 

3208. ii. Arthur Lawrence, b. 3 Oct., 1885, in Boston, Mass. 

3209. iii. Dorothy Lorelle, b. 18 Nov., 1891, in Dorchester, Mass. 

2781. WILLIAM SHERMAN » (James D aniel ^'^'''^ and Kate A. 
(Dixon), Jatnes,^""^" Alpheus,'"''' George,''^'' George,'^'' George,^"" Isaac* 
George ^), b. 14 March, 1865, in Newark, N. J. ; mar. Mary Elizabeth 
Parker, 8 July, 1891. She was b. 10 Oct., 1867, in Elizabeth, N. J. 
He is with the Celluloid Mfg. Co., of Newark. 

Children all b. in Newark, N. J. 

3210. i. Eugene Franklin, b. 27 May, 1893. 

3211. ii. Leslie Parker, b. 3 March, 1895. 

3212. iii. Norman Spencer, b. 3 April, 1897. 



NINTH GENERATION. 443 

3786. FRANK WALTERS {George^^^' and Mary Elizabeth 
{Lombard), Col. George^''^^ Demas,^'''' George^^^ George^^ George,"-^ 

Isaac, "^ George'^), b. 19 March, 1855; mar. Estelle E. Garvin, 29 May, 
1879. She was b. 12 Sept., 1857. He d. in Boston, Mass., 13 Oct., 
1891. His widow resides in Auburn, N. H. 

Children. 

3213. i. Theresa M., b. 3 Jan., 1880, in Boston, Mass. 

3214. ii. Bektha L., b. 28 April, 1882, in Boston ; d. in Boston, 23 Jan., 1887. 

3215. iii. -^i^^^^., b. 3 May, 1884, in Boston. 

3216. iv. Chester S., b. 10 Sept., 1886, in Stoddard, N. H. 

3217. V. Howard E., b. 7 July, 1889, in Somerville, Mass. 

3218. vi. Zelma M., b. 3 March, i8qi, in Somerville, Mass. 

2789. JOHN WILSON » {John^^^^ and Judith Snow {Kimball), 
Col. George,'-'"'^ Dcmas,^'''' George^^' George,^^ George;"^ Isaac? 
George,^), b. 25 Jan., 1849, in Philadelphia, Penn. ; mar. Alice Maria 
Taylor, 2 April, 1879, in Medford, Mass. Druggist, Boston, Mass. 

Children. 

3219. i- Charles Alfred, b. 14 Jan., 1880, in Springfield, Mass. 

3220. ii. Ethel Kimball, b. 2 Feb., 1882, in Charlestown, Mass.; d. 11 Aug., 

1882, in Charlestown. 

3221. iii. Frederick Wilson, b. 15 Oct., 1886, in South Boston, Mass.; d. 18 

July, 1892, in So. Boston. 

2791. WILLIAM » (/^/m/"« and Judith Snow {Kimball), Col. 
George,^°*'^ Devias,^^' George?"^' George?^ George?^ Isaac? 
George"^), b. 29 June, 1853, in Philadelphia, Penn.; mar. Mary Louisa 
Sanderson, 7 April, 1880. Advertising agent, Boston, Mass. 

Children both b. in Somerville, Mass. 

3222. i. Lewis Kimball, b. 2 April, 1881. 

3223. ii. Marion Knapp, b. 12 Aug., 1883. 

2810. CHARLES LOUIS » {Charles Burnham^^^^ and Lucretia 
S. {Buck), Joseph H ut chins ?''**^ Demas?"'' George?^'' George?'^ 
George?^ Isaac? George^), b. 17 Oct., 1859, in Brooklyn, N. Y. ; mar. 



444 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

Nellie Low Chase, dau. of Sidera and Sarah Chase, in Leonia, N. J., 
1 Oct., 1884. 

Children both b. in Leonia, N. J. 

3224. i. Nellie Lucretia, b. 27 Aug., 1885. 

3225. ii. Charles Daniel, b. ii March, 1888. 



2884. JOSEPH PHILANDERS {Charles Edwin^"^'' and Mary 
Ann {Kelting), Philander, ^^"^ Charles,"-*^ Eli^^"^ Benjamin^^ Ben- 
janiin,^° Isaac^ George'^), b. 30 Nov., 1856, in Provo, Utah; mar. 
Louisa Adalaide Rollins, 23 Jan., 1879, in Minersville, Beaver Co., 
Utah. She was b. 6 Jan., 1861, in Minersville. Lives in Santa Rosa, 
Cal. Horseman and dairyman. 

Children. 

3226. i. Minnie Elizabeth, b. 10 April, 1880, in Ashley Fork, Uintah Co., 

Utah. 

3227. ii. Ella Minerva, b. 20 May, 1882, in Minersville, Utah. 

3228. iii. Earl Joseph, b. 26 May, 1884, in Minersville; d. , 1887. 

3229. iv. Harry Leslie, b. 6 June, 1890. 

2885. CHARLES HENRY ° {Charles Edwin ^"^^ and Mary 
Ann {Kelting), Philander,''^'''- Charles,''^'' Eli,''* Benjamin,^' Ben- 
jajnin,'° Isaac,- George'), b. 20 May, 1858, in Provo City, Utah; 
mar. Rosella Wahlen, in Brigham City, Utah, 8 March, 1884. She 
was b. 27 Oct., 1864, in Ogden City, Utah. Lives in Colton, San Ber- 
nardino Co., Cal. 

Children. 

3230. i. William Edwin, b. 29 Dec, 1885, in Ogden City, Utah. 

3231. ii. George J., b. 10 Nov., 1887, in Colton, Cal. 

2486. GEORGE FREDERICK" {Charles Edwin ^'>'-'> and Mary 
Ann {Kelting), Philander,''''' Charles,"*^ Eli,""* Benjamin,^' Ben- 
jamin,'^ Isaac^ George'), b. 22 Nov., 1862, in Provo, Utah; mar. 
Matilda Bybee, in Brigham City, Utah, 20 May, 1883. Mining. 



NINTH GENERATION. 445 

Children. 

3232. i. Ella Matilda, b. 27 March, 1884, in Almo, Idaho. 

3233. ii. George Raymond, b. 3 June, 1888, in Kelton, Utah. 

3889. WILLIAM LAMONIA^ {Charles Edwin^''^'' and Mary 
Ann {Kelting), Philander ^^^^ Charles J"^^ Eli,^^'' Benjamin,'"'- Ben- 
jamin,^^ Isaac^ George'^), b. 5 Nov., 1868, in San Bernardino, Cal. ; 
mar. Electa Ann Meeks, in Ogden City, Utah, 12 Oct., 1891. She 
was b. 15 June, 1873, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Resides in South Los 
Angeles, Cal. 

Children. 

3234. i. Clara Elizabeth, b. i Aug., 1892, in Fort Bridges, Uinta Co., 

Wyoming. 

3235. ii. Hazel May, b. ii Aug., 1894, in Ogden City, Utah. 

3236. iii. Edna Beatrice, b. 30 Sept., 1896, in Los Angeles, Cal. 

2899. STERLING LE ROY » {Sterling Driggs '''>'''' and Nancy 
A. {Wilkins), Phil and er,^^^'^ Charles,^^^ Eli^^^ Benjamin,^^ Benja- 
min,'^^ Isaac j^ George'^), b. 16 Jan., 1874, in Mona City, Utah; mar. 
Lula Camp, dau. of Richard and Jane Camp, 5 May, 1897, in Salt 
Lake City. She was b. 29 Sept., 1878. 

Children. 

3237. i. Mildred, b. 19 March, 1898; d. 29 March, 1899. 

3238. ii. Roland, b. 22 Dec, 1899. 

3239. iii. Ethel, b. 29, June, 1902. 

3240. iv. Merle, b. 31 March, 1906. 

2900. DON BYRON » {Sterling Driggs^'"''' and Nancy A. Wilk- 
ins), Philayider^^^'^ Charles,^'^^ Eli,-^^ Benjamin,^^ Benjamin,^* 
Isaac/ George^), b. in Mona City, 15 Sept., 1876; mar. Nancy M. 
Hall. She d. 9 July, 1905. Mar., second, Grace Stringham, 2 June, 
1908, dau. of Philip and Caroline Stringham. She was b. 26 Aug., 
1878. 

Child by second marriage. 

3241. Mera, b. 20 March, 1909. 



446 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

3901. FRANK E." {Sterling Driggs'''"^^ and Nancy A. Wilk- 
ins), Philander,^'"''' Charles,''*^ Eli,-^* Benjamin,^^ Benjamin,'-* 
Isaac J^ George ^), b. 7 Sept., 1878, in Mona City; mar. — Sept., 1899, 
Elizabeth Kicking, b. 23 April, 1878, dau. of James and Annie M. 
Hacking. 

Children. 

3242. i. Nellie, b. 25 June, 1900. 

3243. ii. Thora, b. 19 July, 1902. 

3244. iii. Annie, b. 15 Aug., 1904. 

3245. iv. Nancy Mar, b. 7 Jan., 1907. 

3246. V. Frank, b. 29 Oct., 1908. 

2903. WARREN A.° {Sterling Driggs -'"''' and Nancy A. Wilkins), 
Philander,^'^' Charles,"*'* Eli/'* Benjamin,^' Benjamin,'"'' Isaac? 
George''), b. 29 March, 1883, in Ashley, Utah; mar. 25 Oct., 1906, 
Merle Crandall, dau. of Lucien D. and Elizabeth Cook Crandall, of 
Springville, Utah. 

Child. 

3247. Helen Merle, b. 19 Dec, 1907. 

390:5. CHARLES H.° {Sterling Driggs^'^'''' and Nancy A. {Wilk 
ins), Philander, ""'^^ Charles,''*'^ Eli/'* Benjamin/' Benjamin, 
Isaac/ George'), b. 18 Dec. 1884, in Ashley, Utah; mar. 28 June, 
1906, Nellie Hacking, dau. of James and Annie M. Hacking. She 
was b. 26 Feb., 1886. 

Children. 

3248. i. Charles Ray, b. 23 March, 1907. 

3249. ii. Miriam, b. 27 Sept., 1908. 

3250. iii. Athon Hacking, b. 17 Aug., 1910. 

2904. LEWIS L." {Sterling Driggs^'*^'^ and Nancy A. {Wilkins), 
Philander,'"^' Charles,^*'' Eli,^'* Benjamin,^' Benjamin,'^ Isaac/ 
George'"), b. 30 Nov., 1886, in Ashley; mar. 10 Dec, 1908, Louisa 
Fuller. She was b. 9 March, 1885. 



i» 



NINTH GENERATION. 447 

Child. 

3251. Harold, b. 2 March, 1910. 

2997. ADELBERT WOODVILLE " {John Adelbert ^^^^ and Mary 
S. {Wilson), P/iilander,^'^'- Charles/*^ E/i/^" Benjamin/^ Benja- 
min,^^ Isaac^ George ^), b. 3 Sept., 1881, in Provo City; mar. 5 June, 
1906, Erma Young, dau. of E. J. and Marie Young. She was b. 11 
June, 1885. 

Children. 

3252. i. MiLAS, b. II Feb., 1907. 

3253. ii. Celista, b. — Nov., 1908. 

3254. iii. Mary Marie, b. — Nov., 19 10. 

2963. ARTHUR HERBERT « (//ia/""b ^nd Selimna {Blanch- 
ard), Enoch, ^^^ Asa/^^ Ephraim,^' Lieut. Ephraim,-'^ Ephraim,^ 
George'^), b. 22 Oct., 1848, in Vershire, Vt. ; mar. Annie F. Darling, 
6 May, 1879, in Vershire. 

Child. 

3255. Hial Stephen, b. 23 Feb., 1884, in Vershire. 

2977. HERBERT JULION ^ {Ed%mn Nelson^^^^ and Marion J. 
{Towers), Moses Z./^" i^-^^^^ Daniel,^^^ Asa,"^^ Ephraim/' Lieut. 
Ephraim,-'' Ephraim,^ George^), b. 25 Nov., 1859, in Bolton, Vt.; 
mar. May E. Conners, in Huntington, Vt., 27 Feb., 1883. She was b. 
26 Feb., 1866, in Fairfax, Vt., and d. 29 Nov., 1896. Dealer in lum- 
ber, etc., Burlington, Vt. 

Children. 

3256. i. Edwin Leon, b. 10 Dec. 1883, in Bolton, Vt. ; d. 23 Aug., 1888. 

3257. ii. Charles Franklin, b. 24 Oct., 1885, in Bolton, Vt. 

3258. iii. Harry Herbert, b. 23 May, 1889, in Burlington, Vt. 

2979. FREDERICK RUSSELL « {Alphcus 5.""^ and Jennctt 
{Haskins), Daniel,''''^*' Lieut. Daniel,''^'' Asa,^^^ Ephraim,^'' Lieut. 



/ 

448 THE COLT ON FAMILY. 

Ephraim^^ Ephraim^ George"^), b, 2 April, 1856, in Lowell, Wis.; 
mar. Josie E. Hill, 6 Dec, 1879. Lives in Fairmont, Minn. 

Children. 

3259. i. Ray E., b. 14 Sept., 1880. 

3260. ii. Maud E., b. 22 Jan., 1884. 

3261. iii. Pearl V., b. — June, 1891. 

2980. DELL BURT » {Alpheus ^."" and Jcnneit (Haskins), 
Daniel/'^* Lieut. DanielJ"^^ AsaJ""^ Ephraim/''' Lieut. Ephraim,^'^ 
Ephraim? George'^), b. 1 Dec, 1865, in Centre Creek, Minn.; mar. 
Mattie E. Farr, 12 Nov., 1889. 

Children. 

3262. i. Edna Bell, b. i Nov., 1890. 

3263. ii. Leona Malinda, b. 21 July, 1893. 

3264. iii. Alpheus Edwin, b. 21 April, 1895. 

3265. iv. Verna May, b. i Nov., 1896. 

3984. FRANK LEWIS » {Ethan /4."«* and Augusta A. {Bene- 
dict), Da?iiel,^-^* Lieut. Daniel,'''''^ AsaJ"^^ Ephraim,''' Lieut. Eph- 
raimr'^ Ephraim,^ George'^), b. 10 Nov., 1870, in Lowell, Wis.; mar. 
Frances E. Deusing, 22 Dec, 1896, in Lowell, Wis. She was b. in 
Lowell, 17 Sept., 1873. 

Child. 

3266. Vera Gretchen, b. 4 July, 1897, in Lowell. 

30.36. BENJAMIN FRANKLIN » {Eli Judson'-^-''- and Mary E. 
{Silver), Theron,^^'"^ Eli/"^^ Ithamar/''* Rev. Eli,^''* Rev. Benja- 
min/'^ Ephraim,^ George"^), b. 26 March, 1868, in Murray, Iowa; 
mar. Minnie Glenn, 11 Aug., 1890, in Kearney, Neb. She was b. in 
Coopcrstown, Brown Co., 111., 10 Oct., 1870. Lives in Aurora, Neb. 

Children both b. in Kearney, Neb. 

3267. i. Henry Judson, b. 5 Dec, 1891. 

3268. ii. James William, b. 13 Nov., 1895. 



NINTH GENERATION. 449 

3115. WALTER JUDSON « {Roselle Luther ^^^"^ and Libbie 
{Briggs), Luther,''''^' Walter,'^^ Aaron,''*'' Moses,^^^ Isaac ^"^ Eph- 
raim,^ George'^), b. 14 May, 1877, in Gouverneur, N. Y. ; mar. Flor- 
ence A. Kendrew, 16 Feb., 1898, in Richville, N. Y. Farmer in 
Woodstock, Vt. 

Children. 

3269. i. Ceylon Roselle, b. 26 Feb., 1899. 

3270. ii. Samuel Chambers Kendrew, b. 21 March, 1902. 

3271. iii. JuDSON Walter, b. 27 Feb., 1910. 

3219. CHARLES ALFRED ^^ {John Wilson "«» and Alice Maria 
{Taylor), John^^^^ Col. George,^''*^ Demas,^'''' George,''^' George,^^ 
George,"-^ Isaac,- George^), b. 14 Jan., 1880, in Springfield, Mass.; 
mar. Hattie Elizabeth Brown, of Winthrop, Mass., in Trinity Church, 
Boston. 

Child. 

3272. Howard Chandler, b. 3 May, 19 10. 

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The following data has been received since the manuscript of the 
main Genealogy has been set in type by the printer. The numbers used 
refer to the like numbers in the Genealogy, which should be referred to : 

No. 38. KEEP. 

Sarah Colton, b. 25 1678 (No. 38) ; mar. 27 Feb., 1695, Ensign Samuel 

Keep, of Longmeadow, only surviving son of John and Sarah (Leonard) 
Keep, who were killed by the Indians in 1676. Ensign Samuel and Sarah 
(Colton) Keep are the ancestors of the Keep family in America — a record 
of which is compiled in the Keep Genealogy by Frank E. Best, of Chicago; 
William John Keep and Helen E. Keep, of Detroit, 1899. Children: i. 

b. 17 Feb., 1697; d. in infancy. 2. John, b. 22 June, 1698; mar. 

Abigail Munn, dau. of James and Mary (Moody) Munn, of Colchester, 
Conn. Children: (a) John, b. 15 March, 1725. (b) Elizabeth, (c) Jabez, 
mar. Sarah Chandler, (d) Abigail, mar. Stephen Boardman. (e) Sarah, mar. 
Stephen Collins, (f) Emily, (g) Eunice, (h) Deacon Simeon, mar. Esther 
Hoar, (i) Mary, mar. Jonathan Hubbard, (j) Capt. Caleb, mar. Mercy Mer- 
rick, (k) Seth, 3. Samuel, b. i.t Nov., 1700; mar., first, Mary Colton, 15 Jan., 
1736; mar., second, Sarah Beamon. Child by first wife: Mary, mar. Col. Jon- 
athan Hale. Children by second wife: (a) Samuel, b. 26 May, 1739; mar. 4 
June, 1767, Sabina Cooley. Nine children, one of whom, Rev. John Keep, mar. 
2 June, 1806, Lydia Hale. Child: Rev. Theodore John Keep, b. 31 July, 1809; 
mar. Mary A. Thompson. Six children {three of whom died young): 
William John Keep, mar. Frances S. Henderson. Children: i. Helen Eliza- 
beth. 2. Henry Keep, mar. Esther Durgin. (b) Sarah, (c) Eunice, mar. 
Lieut. Festus Colton. (d) Rev. John, mar. Hannah Rebecca Robbins. (e) 
Sarah, mar., first, Medad Stebbins ; mar., second, Lieut. Noah Stebbins. 4. 
Sarah, b. 23 Aug., 1703; mar. 4 Jan., 1728, Daniel Chandler, 5. Jabez, b. 10 
March, 1706; mar. Sarah Leonard. Fifteen children: (a) Sarah, mar. Pre- 
served Leonard, (b) Samuel, mar. Mrs. Chapman, (c) Lucy, mar. Mr. Rog- 
ers, (d) Capt. Jabez, mar., first, Pheobe Crosby; mar., second, Mrs. Elizabeth 
Rogers, (e) Eunice, mar. Zachariah Fletcher, (f) Major Leonard, mar. 
Ruth Stone, (g) Mary, mar. Capt. Leonard Proctor, (h) Lieut. Jonathan, 
mar., first, Hannah Hildreth ; mar., second, Ruth Scott, (i) Ruth, mar. Ben- 

(451) 



452 ADDENDA. 

jamin Green, (j) Experience, (k) Elizabeth, mar. Shadrach Hapgood, Jr. 
(1) Experience, mar. Hosea Hildreth. (m) John, mar., first, Elizabeth 
Smith ; mar., second, Abigail Lester, (n) Jemima, mar. Abel Whitcomb. (o) 
Rebecca, mar. Prince Turner. 6. Elizabeth, b. 22 May, 1 709; d. 29 July, 
1720. 7. Jemima, b. 17 July, 171 1 ; mar. 13 Sept., 1731, Isaac Grisvvold. 8. Josiah, 
b. II Nov., 1713; mar. May, 1737, Lois Noble. Children: (a) Lois, b. 1738; 
d. 1813. (b) Jemima, b. 1740; d. 1815. (c) Ruth, b. 1743; d. 1817. (d) 
Josiah, b. 1745; mar. Love Kibbe. (e) Moses, mar., first, Hannah Woodbuy; 
mar., second, Marah Keep, (f) Hannah. 9. Abiah, b. 11 Dec, 1715; mar. 9 
June, 1737, Jonathan Wright. 10. Stephen, b. 26 Oct., 1717; mar. 12 June, 
1754, Hannah Colton. Children: (a) Silence. (b) Heman. (c) Marah. 
(d) Hannah, mar. Silvanus Walker, (e) Marah, mar. Moses Keep, (f) 
Stephen, mar. Martha Colton. n. Eunice, d. in infancy. 12. Matthew, b. 3 
Oct., 1722; mar. i Dec, 1743. Abigail Wolcott. Children: (a) Abigail, d. 
young, (b) Matthew, mar., first, Mehitable Chandler; mar., second, Mrs. 
Ebenezer Colton. (c) Abigail, mar. Jonas Cooley. (d) Silvanus. (e) 
Silence, d. young, (f) Silence, mar. Nathaniel Newell. 

No. 105. FROST AND SALTER .^vnd TIBBITT. 

Margaret Colton, b. 19 April, 1724; mar. 20 Oct., 1744, Joseph Frost, son of 
John Frost and Mary Pepperrell, b. 29 Sept., 1717. Children: i. Margaret, 
b. 8 Dec, 1747; d. 1805; mar. John Wentworth, and after his death John 
Waldron. 2. Joseph, b. 3 May, 1749; d. 1830; mar. Sarah Simpson. 3. 
George, b. 24 Nov., 1750; d. 1808; mar. Abigail Bell. 4. Mary, b. 29 Jan., 
1752; d. 1819; mar. Stephen Chase. 5. Miriam, b. 11 Feb., 1755; '^- 1756. 
6. Jane, b. 17 March, 1757; d. 10 Dec, 1837; mar., as his third wife, Capt. 
"John Salter, Mariner" (see Genealogy under that title published A. D. 
1900), I Nov., 1783. Children: (a) Elizabeth, b. 1784; d. 1808; mar. 
W. H. Wilkins. (b) William Frost, b. 23 Jan.. 1787; d. 25 Sept., 1849; 
mar. Mary Ewen, 1817. Children: (b i) Benjamin, b. 4 Sept., 1818; mar. 
Elinor Bolton. Children: (bia)Ella Bolton, b. 4 June, 1852. (bib) 
Edwin Ewen, b. 17 March, 1855. (b2) Mary Elizabeth, b. 18 May, 1820; 
d. 1907. (b3) William, b. 17 Nov., 1821 ; mar. Mary Ann Mackintyre. 
Children: (b 3 a) Mary Tufts, b. 4 Feb., 1849; d. 5 Nov., 1864. (b 3 b) 
William Mackintyre, b. 30 Jan., 1853; mar. Mary Sherwin. Child: Eliza 
Webb, b. 20 Jan., 1888; d. 2 Dec, 1889. (b 3 c) Sumner, b. 24 June, 1856; 
mar. Mary E. Turner. Children: (b3ci) E. Winthrop, b. 10 June, 1883; 
mar. Eleanor May Price. Children: William Berrian, b. 5 July, 1906, and 
John Ewen, b. 5 Sept., 1910. (b3c2) Harold, b. 8 April, 1886. (b3c3) 
Edith Marie, b. i Feb., 1891. (b3C4) William Frost, b. 18 Sept., 1897. 
(b3d) George Benjamin, b. 25 Dec, 1861; mar. Mrs. Mary Tuttle Stocker. 
(b3e) Charles Frederick, b. 25 Dec, 1861 ; d. 1863. (b4) Frances Maria, 
b. 21 May, 1823; mar. Wm. D. Jenkins, (bs) John Ewen, b. 27 Jan., 
1825; d. 1826. (b6) Charles, b. 30 April, 1827; d. 1908. (c) John, b. 5 



ADDENDA. 453 

July, 1788; d. 10 Jan., 1858; mar. Sarah Tibbitts. (d) Maria Jane, b. 20 
June, 1790; mar. Samuel Cushman. (e) Sarah Ann, b. 6 Feb., 1794; d. 1876. 
(f) Benjamin, b. 6 April, 1792; d. 1858; mar. Harriet Chase Tibbits, 23 
Aug., 1821. Children: (f i) George Henry Colton, b. 5 Dec, 1826; d. 15 
Aug., 1895 ; mar. Mary Elizabeth Keeler, 14 Jan., 1858. She was b. 31 Dec, 
1827; d. 20 March, 1908. Children: (f i a) Wesley Bray, b. 4 Nov., 1858. 
(fib) Mabel de Colston, b. 16 Jan., 1862; mar. Eldridge Myrick Lyon, of 
Redlands, Cal., 14 July, 1907. (f i c) Jasper Colton, b. 26 Feb., 1867. (£2) 
William Tibbitts, deceased. (£3) Jane, mar. Samuel W. Thomas, of Bay 
Ridge, L. I. Children: (£3 a) Frank, mar. Estelle Claremont. (f 3 b) Robert, 
mar., first, Mary Fletcher; mar., second, Louise Shaw. Children by first 
wife: Virginia Fletcher, Ruby, Louise and Ruth. (f3c) Agnes, mar. Wil- 
mot Townsend. Children: Susanna Bell and Janet Salter, (f 4) Albert, mar. 
Fanny Philbrick, of Rye Beach, N. H. Child: Huldah. (f 5) Harriet, mar. 
Freeman Howard. (f6) Caroline, mar. Mr. Delgado, of Spain. (f;) 
Mary, mar. Richard G. Porter, 1845. Children: (f 7 a) Frank, mar., first, 
Emma Hobart ; mar., second, Ida Snow. Children: Edmund Hobart, 
Frances, Rodman and Marietta. (f7b) Edward, mar. Josie Wakefield. 
Children: Ethel, Edward, Barnard, Josephine and Eleanor Wakefield, (f 7 c) 
Elizabeth, mar. George Ruge. Children: Herman, Earnest, Edwin Weed 
and Olive, (f 7d) Harry, mar. Virginia Raney. Children: Harriet Frances, 
Mary Tibbitts, Virginia Raney, Richard, Elizabeth Lamar and Gilbert Rod- 
man, (f 7e) William, mar. Effie Walker. Children: Mary, Richard, Walker 
and Leila. (f7f) Richard. (f7g) Rodman, d. 1881. (g) Dorothy, b. 
1782; d. 1853; mar. John Frost. 7. Dorothy, b. 27 Feb., 1759; d. 1838; 
mar. James Jewett. 8. Samuel, b. 27 Jan., 1760; d. 1827. 9. Abigail, b. 6 
Sept., 1762; d. 1848. 10. William, b. 16 Sept., 1764; d. at sea. n. Sarah, 
b. II June, 1766; d. 4 Jan., 1852; mar. Richard Salter Tibbitts, U. S. N,, 
7 Dec, 1787. He d. in Hayti, Oct., 1821. Children: (a) Unnamed, b. 20 
April, 1789; d. in infancy, (b) Richard, b. 25 April, 1790; d. 1838; mar. 
Martha W. Mellon. Children: (b i) Augusta. (b 2) Richard. (b3) 
George. (c) Hall, b. 25 April, 1790; d. 1791. (d) Sarah Chase, b. 30 
March, 1792; d. 1867; mar. John Salter, 1817. Children: (d i) John, (d 2) 
Ellen. {d3) Frances, (d 4) Mary, (d 5) Margery, (d 6) Annie (d 7) 
Emily, (d 8) Augusta, (e) Harriet Chase, b. 20 March, 1795; d. 1872; 
mar. Benjamin Salter, 1821. (f) Hall Jackson, b. 9 Aug., 1797; d. 1872; 
mar. 1826, Jane C. Warner, (g) Dorothy Jewett, b. 22 July, 1801 ; d. 1848. 
(h) Mary Laurin, b. 25 Aug., 1803; d. 1824. (i) William Cutter, b. 9 July, 
1806; d. 1837. (j) Elizabeth, b. 9 July, 1806; d. 1874; mar. 1837, John L. 
Salter. Children: (j i) John, (j 2) Ellen, (j 3) Abigail, (j 4) William 
Tibbitts, mar. 2 July, 1867, Mary Ellen Holcomb. She d. 1891. Children: 
(j 4 a) John Henry, mar. Rose Robinson, (j 4 b) Florence May, mar. Fred. 
Cook. (J4c) Elizabeth Tibbitts, mar. Warren B. Gilgore. (J4d) Sarah 
Adeline, mar. John B. Stout. (J4e) Clara Louise. ( j 4 f ) Mary Frances. 



454 ADDENDA. 

(J 4 g) William Raymond. ( j 4 h) Stanley Wallace, (j 4 i) George Everett 
(J4J) Georgie Ellen. 

For further data of the Frosts see " Genealogy of the Frost Family of Elliot, 
York County, Maine," published in Philadelphia, about 1856, by John Frost. 

For further data of the Salters see Genealogy published A. D. 1900 under 
title " Capt. John Salter, Mariner."' 

No. 314 (No. 2). PEASE AND TERRY. 

John Pease, b. 1630, second son of Robert and Maria Pease, of Salem, Mass., 

b. in England ; mar., first, Mary Goodale ; mar., second, Ann Cummings, 

dau. of Isaac Cummings, of Tapafield, Mass., 8 Dec, 1669. 
James Pease, son of John and Ann (Cummings) Pease, b. 23 Dec, 1670, in 

Enfield; mar. Hannah Harmon, 17 Oct., 1695. 
Joseph Pe.\se, son of James and Hannah (Harmon) Pease, b. 25 May, 1713; d. 

9 Sept., 1800; mar. Prudence Olds, 26 Nov., 1744. 
James Pease, son of Joseph and Prudence (Olds) Pease, b. 26 Nov., 1749; 

d. 1830; mar. Sarah Colton (No. 314). 
M.iRG.^RET Pease, dau. of James and Sarah (Colton) Pease, b. 2 July, 1776; 

mar. Solomon Terry, of Enfield, Mass., 6 Sept., 1810; his second wife. He 

was b. 31 Oct., 1763. Children: I. James, Pease, b. 21 March, 1812. 2. 

Luther, b. 18 July, 1813; mar. Louise Ward, 21 Sept., 1861. 3. Sarah, b. 

12 April, 1815; d. 3 Sept., 1844. 4. Calvin, b. 3 Feb., 1817; mar. Mary E. 

Brooks, 25 Feb., 1846. 
James Pease Terry, b. 21 March, 1812; mar. 16 Aug., 1842, Catharine Ann 

Matson, of Lyme, Conn. Children: i. Nathaniel Matson, b. 6 April, 1844; 

mar. 5 Nov., 1878, Frances Griswold. 2. James Luther, b. 23 May, 1846. 

3. Anna Ely, b. 21 Sept., 1848; d. 20 Oct., 1851. 4. Rev. Israel Newton, b. 

20 Feb., 1851; d. 16 July, 1908. 5. Catharine M., b. 28 April, 1853; d. 30 

April, 1864. 6. Francis Augustus, b. 28 July, 1855. 7. Charles Appleton, b. 

2 March, 1858; mar. 22 June, 1886, Marie E. Cady. He is Vice-President 

Westinghouse Electric & Mfg. Co., of New York. 
Luther Terry, b. 18 July, 1813; mar. 21 Sept., 1861, Louisa Ward (widow of 

Crawford the Sculptor and sister of Julia Ward Howe). Children: i. 

Louisa Margaret, b. 6 Aug., 1862; mar. Winthrop Chanler. 2. Arthur, b. 

24 Dec, 1864; mar. Julia Lawrence, of New York. Children: (a) Lawrence. 

(b) Arthur. 
Calvin Terry, b. 3 Feb., 1817; mar. Mary Elizabeth Brooks, 25 Feb., 1846. 

Children: i. John Calvin, b. 26 Dec, 1846; d. 28 Dec, 1869. 2. Mary Eliza- 
beth, b. 4 Oct., 1848. 3. Harriett Manning, b. 6 March, 1851. 4. Solomon 

Brooks, b. 26 Dec, 1852; d. 6 Aug., 1886. 5. Margarette, b. 21 June, 1855. 

6. Sarah Agnes, b. i Aug., 1857. 7. William Luther, b. 31 March, 1859. 8. 

Helen Cordelia, b. 13 July, 1861 ; d. 13 Feb., 1883. 9. Lyman Joseph, b. 16 

Nov., 1862. 10. Phebe Elizabeth, b. 20 June, 1867. 



ADDENDA. 455 

Nathaniel Matson Terry, b. 6 April, 1844; mar. 5 Nov., 1878, Frances Augusta 
Griswold, of Lyme, Conn. He is Professor of Physics, U. S. Naval Acad- 
emy, Annapolis. Children: i. Frances Griswold, b. 18 Dec, 1881, at An- 
napolis, Md. ; mar. 24 Oct., 1907, Lieut. Arthur K. Atkins, U. S. N. Chil- 
dren: (a) Griswold Terry, b. 28 Dec, 1909. (b) Barry McG., b. 2 Aug., 
191 1. 2. Nathaniel Matson, b. 28 Dec, 1883. 3. Louisa Mather, b. 31 
May, 1885. 

Charles Appleton Terry, b. 2 March, 1858; mar. Marie Cady. Childrett: i. 
Charles Francis, b. 17 Jan., 1888; d. 24 Jan., 1888. 2. Catharine Louise, b. 
II Jan., 1890. 3. Matson Cady, b. 12 April, 1893. 

No. 400. KEEP. 

Sarah Colton, b. 13 Dec, 1767; mar. Matthew Keep. Children: i. Sarah, mar. 
Gurdon Spicer. 2. Julius, mar. Anna Pomeroy. Six children. 3. Henry, 
mar. Julia O. King. Two children. 4. Luther, mar., first, Olive Lavins; 
mar., second, Fanny Brown. Two children. 

No. 444. KEEP. 

William Keep, son of Stephen and Martha (Colton) Keep, b. 1798; d. 1851; 
mar. Maria Tibbitts, at Apponang, R. L Children: i. Ann Maria. 2. Sarah 
Elizabeth. 3. Mary Ann. 4. William Henry. 5. William Francis. 6. Albert. 

Martha Keep, dau. of Stephen and Martha (Colton) Keep, b. 29 April, 1800; 
mar. James Snow, of Providence. Had three children and ten grandchildren. 

Jonathan Cooley Keep, son of Stephen and Martha (Colton) Keep, mar., first, 
unknown. Children: Geo. W. Keep, and a daughter. Mar., second, 26 
May, 1847, Mrs. E. W. Brownell. 

David Colton Keep, son of Stephen and Martha (Colton) Keep, mar., first, 
Martha Cole Phillips. Child: Frederick Eugene Keep. Mar., second, Mary 
Jane Phillips. Children: I. Ella Francelle, mar. Wm. H. Fenner, Jr., of 
Providence. 2. Mary Lizzie, mar. Daniel Carpenter Reynolds. Five children. 

No. 459. 

Stoddard Colton, mar., first, Nancy Keep, dau. of Josiah Keep, b. 15 April, 
1783; d. 25 May, 181 1. 

No. 484 (No. 5). HITCHCOCK. 

Anna Laurinda Chandler, b. 24 Jan., 184 1 ; mar. John Hitchcock. Children: 
I. Buel Alba, b. 1865 ; d. in infancy. 2. Grace Loretta, b. 1866 ; d. in in- 
fancy. 3. John Monell, b. 1867 ; mar. Bertha Lane. 4. Wallace Myron, b. 

• . 5. Mary Laurinda, b. ; mar. Edmund Radasch. Children: 

(a) Edmund John. (b) Arthur. (c) Karl. (d) Paul. (e) Mary. 6. 

Frederick Colton, b. ; mar. Ivah Smith. Child: Barbara. 7. Harriet 

Anna, b. ; mar. Harold Ayers Powell. Child: Harriet Catherine, b. 

1910. 8. Nelson Chandler, b. ; d. in infancy. 9. Buel Albon, b. 



456 ADDENDA. 

; mar. Bertha Lane, widow of his brother John. No children. la. 



Frank Albert, b. . ii. Madeline Goldsmith, b. ; mar. Fred- 
eric Brigham. Child: Virginia, b. 1910. 12. Anna Chandler, b. ; 

mar. Walter Ellis. Child: Walter John, b. 1910. 

No. 515 (No. s). 

Catharine C. Morris, b. 3 March, 1834; mar. Horace C. Spencer, 7 Dec, 1853- 
Child: Carries E. Spencer, b. 8 May, 1855 ; mar. 24 Sept., 1879, Arthur G. 
Bishop. Children: I. Spencer Bishop, b. 22 April, 1886; mar. 29 March, 

1910, May Besom. Child: b. 191 1. 2. Katherine Bishop, b. 5 Nov., 

1888. 

No. 519 (No. 3). EDSON. 

Harriet Elizabeth Skin.ver, mar. Freeman M. Edson. Children: i. Hubert 
Skinner Edson, deceased; mar. . Children: (a) Harry, (b) Mar- 
guerite. 2. Frank Mason Edson, d. aged li years. 3. Katharine Edson, mar. 

1874, Josiah Letchworth, of Buffalo. Children: (a) Pierre Edson 

Letchworth, mar. 1898, Sarah Evans, of Buffalo. Children: (a i) Pierre 
Edson Letchworth, Jr. (a 2) William Pryor Letchworth. (b) Mabel 
Rachel Letchworth, mar. 1906, Charles R. Wilson, of Buffalo. Chil- 
dren: (b i) Katharine Anne Wilson. (b2) Robert Letchworth Wilson, (c) 

Geoffrey Josiah Letchworth, mar. 1909, Natalie Newhall, of Buffalo. 

Child: Ann Letchworth. 4. Henry Colton Edson, mar. Eleanor Every. 
Children: (a) Francis Edson. (b) Eleanor Elizabeth Edson. 5. Harriet 
Badgley Edson, mar. Edward B. Green. Children: (a) Edward B. Green, 
Jr., (b) Cornelia Elizabeth Green. (c) Paul Green. 6. Mary Skinner 
Edson, died in infancy. 

No. 1052. 

Chauncey Donaldson Colton. A loyal co-worker with Rev. Owen Lovejoy 
in conducting the " Underground Railroad " for runaway slaves. His wife, 
Emily Smith, was of Puritan stock. Their home was " The Cedars," Prince- 
ton, 111. Beautiful in environment ; a home of love and generous hospitality. 

No. 1053. 

Cyrus Colton. His home was " Maple Terrace," two and one-half miles west 
of Princeton, 111. His wife, Fidelia Pitcher, a descendant of Revolutionary 
heroes. 

No. 1054. 

Egbert Ellinvvood Colton. His farm joined his brother Lewis' near Princeton, 
Illinois. 



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No. 1055. 

Lewis James Colton. His place, " Red-bud Farm," joined his brothers, Egbert 
and Lewis. His wife, Mary Ann Phelps, of Puritan lineage, was a wo